Statement from U.S. Rep. John Katko Regarding Family Separations at Border

Syracuse, NY — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement regarding family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border:

“We must keep our borders secure, however, we must do so in a humane way that preserves family unity and keeps young children safe.  I urge the Administration to prioritize these principles in enforcing the laws of this country.

“Congress must also continue to work towards a permanent legislative solution to fix our nation’s broken immigration system.  Over the past several weeks, I have been a key negotiator on a compromise bill which emphasizes keeping families together, enhances border security and provides status for Dreamers.  I’m hopeful that we can pass this measure through the House this week.”