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  • Rep. Frankel Statement After Visiting Lake Worth Shelter Housing Immigrant Girls
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Lake Worth, FL – Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after visiting the new Residential Child Caring Agency in Lake Worth, Florida that is holding unaccompanied teenage immigrant girls. “Today at the shelter, we saw the lucky ones. Unlike many other detention facilities in our country, the Rinconcito del Sol facility is well-run, spacious and clean. I spoke with the girls and they told me of the horrendous conditions in their home countries. The shelter is pro... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Votes in Support of Humanitarian Assistance for Children and Families at the Border
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, DC – Today, Appropriations Committee member Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after voting to send necessary resources to support the children and families being held in detention centers on our southern border: “We must send immediate relief and aid to children living in inhumane conditions on our southern border. The cruel treatment they have suffered goes against our American values and all human decency. Although the legislation is not perfect, ... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Votes for Humanitarian Assistance for Children and Families at the Border
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, DC – Today, Appropriations Committee member Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after voting for the supplemental appropriations bill to aid the humanitarian crisis at the border: “Children seeking refuge in our country shouldn’t be sleeping on cement floors or living in overcrowded, unsanitary living conditions. Having seen this horrific situation firsthand, I know we must do better. With this supplemental appropriations, House Democrats are providin... Read more

  • Rep. Frankel Statement on the Trump Administration’s Plan to Send Migrants to South Florida
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement based on recent reports that the Trump administration plans to move migrants from camps along the U.S. border to Palm Beach and Broward counties: “Immigrants play a valuable role in American society and folks seeking refuge should be treated with dignity. By threatening to move migrants from the border to Palm Beach County, the Trump Administration is using human beings as political pawns. Our office is seeking more info... Read more

  • ICYMI: 54 Members of Congress Join Reps. Frankel, Torres, Roybal-Allard In Letter Opposing Anti-Immigrant State Department Nominee
    Posted in In the News on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Immigration

    Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Lois Frankel (FL-21), Norma Torres (CA-35), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and 54 Members of Congress sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling for the Trump Administration to withdraw Ronald Mortensen’s nomination to be Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration. The letter asserts that Mr. Mortensen’s disparaging comments toward immigrants disqualify him from managing the bureau responsible for refugee and migration policies a... Read more

  • At Guatemalan-Maya Center, fear grips South Florida undocumented immigrants
    Posted in In the News on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Written by Skyler Swisher, Sun Sentinel At the Guatemalan-Maya Center in Lake Worth, soccer balls, stuffed animals and other toys are stacked on a table — gifts for migrant children being held in South Florida. Families seeking help fill every seat in the lobby of the small center that has served immigrants in South Florida since 1992. A few people stand outside on the sidewalk waiting for space to open. The stories of children being taken from their parents have injected even more fear into Sou... Read more

  • Lasting memory from border visit: the heartbreaking sobs of mothers | Opinion
    Posted in In the News on June 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Written by Lois Frankel, Published in the Sun Sentinel By now, most of America has heard of the Trump-induced crisis at our Mexican border. Mothers and fathers seeking refuge from persecution and extreme danger in neighboring Central American countries are being thrown into prison cells and their children stolen from their arms by the US federal government. Over the weekend, I traveled with 25 of my Democratic colleagues to McAllen and Brownsville, Texas to see the impact of family separation ca... Read more

  • Children sleep behind bars, on concrete floors at border 'prison', House Democrats say
    Posted in In the News on June 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Written by Doug Stanglin, USA Today More than two dozen Democratic members of Congress visited a holding facility in Texas for separated immigrant children Saturday and described conditions as "cruel and inhumane" that bring "a great shame to a great country." The delegation visited a Customs and Border Protection processing facility in the U.S.-Mexico border city of McAllen, the epicenter of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy in which people entering the U.S. illegally face bein... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on Trump’s Executive Order on Family Separation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after President Trump signed an order to replace family separation with family detention: “President Trump’s action to undo a horribly cruel crisis that he created is a publicity stunt aimed at keeping migrant families detained indefinitely in abominable prison-like conditions. Congress must immediately act to override this zero tolerance government inflicted child abuse.” ### Read more

  • Rep. Lois Frankel Reacts to Trump's Muslim Ban
    Posted in In the News on January 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Immigration

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