VERMONT REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIR DEBORAH BILLADO'S STATEMENT ON THE IMMIGRANT FAMILY SEPARATION POLICY
Berlin, VT - Vermont Republican Party Chair Deborah Billado made the following statement on the Immigrant Family Separation Policy:
“The Vermont Republican Party thoroughly and completely condemns the actions that have taken place at our southern border. The separation of families is wrong. As immigrants are attempting to enter the United States to provide their family with a better life and a chance at the American dream, separating them from their children is hardly in the American spirit. Our platform clearly states that “Vermont Republicans… promote and support strong and healthy families” as well as “care for vulnerable children, the elderly, the sick, and the poor.” Separating families stands in complete contrast to our party’s platform, and we applaud the President’s executive order ending this policy.
This is an opportunity for both Democrats and Republicans to work together on a bipartisan basis to create substantive immigration reform. I hope in the coming weeks our representatives in Washington can come to a solution that remembers the heritage of our country’s welcoming nature to immigrants, while maintaining border security."