January 7 2019 2:41pm

Senator Jeff Merkley describes child detention as ‘Trump’s war on migrant children’

Following a visit to a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detention centre in Alamogordo, New Mexico, Senator Jeff Merkley described the current child detention process as “Trump’s war on migrant children.” Merkley was part of a delegation led by Rep. Joaquin Castro to investigate the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of 8-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo, of Guatemala, in CBP custody.

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