Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s revised plan to limit family detention:
The Department of Homeland Security’s revised plan for family detention again fails to address the real issue. We must end family detention, not mend it. Jailing children and mothers has devastating impacts on these families and in order to truly fix this problem we must implement more sensible, humane, and cost-effective alternatives to detention. Our government must get out of the business of detaining families.