President Gresham on Crisis of Immigrant Family Separations

June 14, 2018

New York, NY – President George Gresham today released the following statement regarding the crisis of immigrant family separations in the United States:

“We live in a nation with a rich heritage and history. Unfortunately, another aspect of this history includes separating families – specifically children from their parents. In the 1700's and 1800's slave children were ripped from their parents on auction blocks and plantations, and in the 1940’s it was at Japanese internment camps.

“Now, in 2018 we have come full circle, allowing immigrant children to be ripped from their parents’ arms and thrown into detention centers like criminals. We have been calling for comprehensive immigration reform for years. What exactly is the White House’s delay?”