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This week, the House will take up an emergency bill to stop the cruelty being meted out to children at the border. The bill will provide much of the funding the administration needs to meet the humanitarian crisis, while requiring humane treatment and conditions.
Our bill:
- boosts $ for food, water, sanitary items, medical care & legal help
- funds alternatives to big influx shelters for families and kids, including a program involving non-profit groups
- mandates basic standards for shelters--food, health, temperature, contact w/family
The bill prohibits placing unaccompanied kids in unlicensed shelters if they're under 13, pregnant or parenting, don't speak English or Spanish, or have other special needs. It gives members of Congress the right to visit facilities without notice.
The bill also restores aid to Central American countries to address the reasons why people are coming to our border -- gang violence, corruption, and poverty. Cutting this aid was crazy -- a guarantee that more people would come.
If you agree with what we're doing, please urge the Senate to match our effort. A border funding bill WILL pass -- we need it to contain the elements I describe above.
And please keep pushing us to pass immigration reform that secures our border, while preserving the promise of America as a refuge for those fleeing violence and tyranny. For we are constantly renewed by their hard work and belief in all that makes our country great.
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