CONGRESSMAN CHRIS VAN HOLLEN
Maryland’s 8th District
For Immediate Release
January 6, 2016
CONTACT:   Ian Jannetta – 202-225-1527
                       
Van Hollen Statement on DHS Deportation Raids
Washington, DC – Today Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen released the following statement on recent DHS deportation raids:
“The Department of Homeland Security’s renewed effort to deport families and children is the wrong approach that’s causing unthinkable heartache for hardworking immigrant families who fear being separated. When families come to America fleeing for their lives, they should be treated in a manner consistent with our nation’s founding ideals – not like the dangerous felons who should instead be the focus of enforcement. That’s why I’ve been fighting for comprehensive immigration reform, and Congress must act to finally fix our broken immigration system.”