Flores golden ticket needed to be revisited, Trump administration is right

Aug. 21, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising the Trump administration for revisiting the Flores ruling:

“It is cruel to send a child into America with their adult abuser and the federal government is right in their attempt to ensure that only DNA-connected families are allowed entry into the U.S. The current Flores ruling creates the perverse incentive for catch-and-release and for human smugglers to traffic children in order to defeat U.S. immigration law. In fact, story after story has been told about children being passed back and forth across the border being forced to pose as part of a family. The Flores golden ticket promotes the worst kind of human trafficking and child abuse, and the Trump administration is right to end it. You simply cannot claim to be compassionate and still support the existing system that promotes sexual, physical and mental abuse of children.”

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