STATE OF ALASKA SILENT AS OTHERS STEP UP TO END POLICY OF SEPARATING FAMILIES AT BORDER  

Chair of ADP Calls for Governor to Step Up, Engage in Fight to Protect Children

 

Twenty-two state attorneys general sent President Trump a letter today demanding an end to the inhumane policy of separating families at the border. Alaska, however, was noticeably absent in the list.

 

In the letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Director Kirstjen Nielsen the attorneys general explained, “the policy is not only inhumane, but it also raises serious concerns regarding the violation of children’s rights, constitutional principles of due process and equal protection, and the efforts of state law enforcement officials to stop crime.”

 

“This is not just about the future of America’s immigration policy, but rather a reflection of our values and who we are as people,” said Casey Steinau Chair of the Alaska Democratic Party. “In Alaska, we embrace our diversity and know that it only makes us stronger."

 

Meanwhile a bipartisan group of seventy former US Attorneys also called on the Administration to end the family separation policy. Former U.S. Attorney, Karen Loeffler, from the District of Alaska did step up and sign that letter.

 

“There is simply no excuse for our leaders to sit by and silently watch as children are torn from their mother’s arms,” continued Steinau. We are calling on Governor Walker to immediately engage his Administration in the efforts to end this cruel policy. Alaskans are watching.”

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