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What I saw today at our southern border

Today, I visited the largest refugee camp at our southern border, where 3,000 people have been waiting for months on end for their asylum claims to be processed.

I was horrified by what I saw.

The conditions are a disgrace to the United States of America and the ideals on which our nation was founded. There are reports of rampant violence, kidnappings, sexual assault, and widespread illness – especially among children.

The Trump administration and the architect of hate, Stephen Miller, are purposely submitting asylum-seekers to inhumane conditions.

What is happening at our border is a direct result of Trump's cruel and ineffective Remain in Mexico policy – a complete violation of US and international laws. Congress must end these atrocities!

In direct response to Trump's human rights abuses at our southern border, our movement has raised over $25,000 for Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), an organization at the front lines that ensures minors have legal representation in court.

Please check out my video on Facebook and chip in a small donation to KIND now – it makes all of the difference to the children seeking safe refuge in our country.

Peter

Posted on January 17, 2020.

As Independent as Oregon.

Peter DeFazio's common-sense proposals aim to create good-paying jobs, expand access to affordable health care and develop options outside of the for-profit marketplace, restore economic and educational opportunities, hold government accountable and tip the scales of inequality back in favor of hard-working Oregonians.

Meet Peter