Statement for the Record: Interior Immigration Enforcement Legislation
On February 11, 2015, the First Focus Campaign for Children (FFCC) submitted this statement for the record to the House Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee for the hearing entitled “Interior Immigration Enforcement Legislation.” The statement expresses FFCC’s opposition to H.R. 5143, H.R. 5137, and H.R. 2278, all of which are proposed legislation that threaten to harm immigrant communities. FFCC is particularly concerned with H.R. 5143 and H.R. 5137, two bills which would weaken protections for vulnerable child migrants by undermining their safety, due process rights, and exposing them to longer periods of time in detention. FFCC urges Congress to work on solutions to fix the immigration system that promote the best interest of children and keep families together.