U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), James Lankford (R-OK), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Susan Collins (R-ME) today sent a letter to President Trump, signed by a bipartisan group of more than two dozen senators, stating that the default position of the United States should be to keep families together.
The letter is the first bipartisan statement firmly opposing the family separation policy and urging the administration to work with the faith community on its efforts to reunify families.
“The images of children separated from their families shocked Americans of all faiths and backgrounds and undermined our moral leadership in the world,” said Bennet. “Our letter sends a clear, bipartisan message that the family separation policy violates our core American values. The faith community stands ready to correct this wrong and help the administration reunify families immediately.”