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Press Releases & Statements

Child Deaths Reflect Failed Immigration Policies

Weeks after the death of a 7 year old girl in U.S. custody, an 8 year old boy also dies in a federal detention center. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced changes to the way it handles child migrants in custody on Tuesday. Ben Monterroso, executive director of Mi Familia Vota released a statement.

MFV to Trump: policies must protect migrant lives

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced a new Trump administration policy that would displace migrants seeking U.S. asylum in Mexico. Ben Monterroso, executive director of Mi Familia Vota issued a statement.