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Polis meets with immigrant mothers detained in Aurora who were separated from their children at the border
June 23, 2018
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., along with Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, D-Ill., visited with migrant mothers at the immigration detention facility in Aurora yesterday. The Trump administration separated the mothers from their young children at the southern border in May, and has detained them ever since, now in Colorado. “I spoke with three mothers, and through their tears, they described horrors that no parent should ever have to go through. They entered the U.S. seeking refuge, only to have our own governm... More
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Polis demands answers about medical care at the Aurora Detention Facility
June 21, 2018
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., is raising questions about the privately-run immigrant detention facility in Aurora after a number of complaints described egregious and insufficient medical and mental health care at the facility. “President Trump’s deportation machine is completely reliant on private prisons, and the conditions within some of these facilities are shocking and unacceptable. Recent reports describe horrific lapses in medical care that have caused an unacceptable level of suffering and ... More
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Polis champions bill to keep families together at the southern border
June 19, 2018
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., along with over 190 other members of Congress, united to introduce the Keeping Families Together Act, H.R. 6135, to prohibit the separation of children and parents at the border. “President Trump is willfully choosing to separate children from their parents at the southern border. His policy only serves to tear families apart and traumatize migrant children. He can stop his abhorrent policy at any time, but won’t, opting instead to use migrant children as political lev... More
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Letter to Acting Director Mulvaney of CFPB
June 19, 2018
June 19th, 2018 Acting Director Mick Mulvaney Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 1700 G St. NW Washington, D.C. 20552 Dear Acting Director Mulvaney, We are deeply concerned about your recent decision to fire all 25 members of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (“CFPB”) Consumer Advisory Board. Your decision to hastily fire the members of the Consumer Advisory Board (“Board”) are deeply concerning as the Board provides outside expertise on areas of consumer finance, trends in the financ... More
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Polis persists, continues his actions to stop the separation of children and parents at the border
June 18, 2018
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., persisted today, continuing his actions to stop the separation of children and parents at the border. Polis demanded that the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) answer key questions about the safety of the children in custody and the plan to reunify children and parents. “President Trump is tearing apart families and terrorizing migrant children. His policies are immoral and not required by law. He must be stopped. It sho... More
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