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Rep. Gutiérrez Denounces ICE Raids Of Central American Families

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Immigration champion Rep. Luis Gutiérrez has become the latest — and one of the most prominent — advocates to slam the Obama Administration’s controversial decision to raid the homes of refugee families and deport them back to violence in their home countries in Central America.

The statement from Rep. Luis Gutiérrez’s office:

The raids by the Obama Administration on families from Central America must stop.  They are a cruel reminder of a discredited policy.

Along with other Members of Congress, I am seeking answers from Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson as to why this policy is needed, why it was launched to instill fear in immigrant households over the Christmas, New Year’s and Three Kings holidays, and why family detention centers I have been trying to close are now filling up with new families awaiting deportation.