Today, the Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price condemned the Trump Administration’s Family Border Separation policy in the following statement:
“Until the Trump Administration, the United States was a beacon of hope. Now, we are seeing a cruel policy put in place that goes against centuries of American values of freedom, liberty, and welcoming those with open arms. This voluntary Trump Administration policy is a stain on the soul of our nation and, history shows us, will not actually prevent more people from trying to come to our country.
This should not be a partisan issue. The fact that children are being ripped away from their mothers is morally wrong and simply un-American.
Now is the time for Americans to stand up and be heard, just as our party did this past Saturday by officially condemning these actions. In accordance with our convention, we are calling on the Trump Administration to immediately cease this policy of separating families seeking asylum, safety and opportunity in the United States.”