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Rep. Chu Expresses Support for CPC’s Recommendations on Border Crisis

Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) expressed support for the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) adoption of "Kids First: A Response to the Southern Border Humanitarian Crisis." The purpose of this comprehensive set of policy recommendations is to help guide the Obama Administration and Congress' response to the surge of unaccompanied minors arriving at the southern border of the United States.

As a Vice-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Congresswoman Chu released the following statement:

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ACLU Statement on Recent Public Reaction to Plight of Immigrant Children

This country was founded as a beacon of hope for people seeking freedom. Our nation's core values center on fairness, equal opportunity, and the defense of human and civil rights for all.

Our immigration system is broken. The ACLU joins millions of Americans in calling on our representatives to fix it in a way that stays true to those values.

However, with gridlock in Congress and a new wave of refugees fleeing sharp escalations of violence in their homelands, the current dialogue on immigration reform has taken an ugly turn. This week, scores of protesters blocked buses transporting women and children on their way to being processed at a Border Patrol station in Murrieta, California. The protesters blocked the road for hours, pounding on the buses, shouting obscenities and waving signs. The week before, hundreds of residents spoke against a proposed shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children in Escondido, California.

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Statement by President on Confirmation of Julián Castro as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

"I applaud the bipartisan majority of Senators who today confirmed Julián Castro as our next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

"Julián is a proven leader, a champion for safe, affordable housing and strong, sustainable neighborhoods.

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