Federal - S 3036

Keep Families Together Act

Introduced

June 7, 2018

Description

A bill to limit the separation of families at or near ports of entry.

Our Position

Support

Commentary

As Unitarian Universalists we are called to uphold the worth and dignity of all. There is nothing that stands against those values more clearly than ripping children from their parents and sequestering them in cages in abandoned Wal-Marts or tent cities.

This heartbreaking process has taken nearly 2,000 children from their parents and the trauma will certainly last a lifetime. It is time for direct action, for awareness-raising, for witness, for solidarity. One of the many actions we can take is advocating for this legislation.

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 48

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  • June 18, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 9

    Brown, S. (D-Ohio)Heitkamp, (D-N.D.)McCaskill, (D-Mo.)
    Cardin, (D-Md.)Jones, (D-Ala.)Stabenow, (D-Mich.)
    Donnelly, (D-Ind.)Manchin (D-W.Va.)Tester, (D-Mont.)
  • June 14, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Coons, (D-Del.)Peters, G. (D-Mich.)
  • June 13, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Duckworth, (D-Ill.)Hassan, (D-N.H.)Smith, (D-Minn.)
  • June 11, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Cantwell, (D-Wash.)Van Hollen, (D-Md.)Whitehouse, (D-R.I.)
  • June 7, 2018 — Original cosponsor(s): 31

    Baldwin, (D-Wis.)Hirono, (D-Hawaii)Reed, J. (D-R.I.)
    Bennet, (D-Colo.)Kaine, (D-Va.)Sanders, (I-Vt.)
    Blumenthal, (D-Conn.)King, A. (I-Maine)Schatz, (D-Hawaii)
    Booker, (D-N.J.)Klobuchar, (D-Minn.)Schumer, (D-N.Y.)
    Carper, (D-Del.)Leahy, (D-Vt.)Shaheen, (D-N.H.)
    Casey, (D-Pa.)Markey, (D-Mass.)Udall, (D-N.M.)
    Cortez Masto, (D-Nev.)Menendez, (D-N.J.)Warner, (D-Va.)
    Durbin, (D-Ill.)Merkley, (D-Ore.)Warren, (D-Mass.)
    Gillibrand, (D-N.Y.)Murphy, C. (D-Conn.)Wyden, (D-Ore.)
    Harris, K. (D-Calif.)Murray, (D-Wash.)
    Heinrich, (D-N.M.)Nelson, (D-Fla.)
  • June 7, 2018 — Read twice and referred to: Senate Judiciary.Congressional Record p. S3293