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Congress, stop funding Trump’s hateful policies

It feels like every day, there is more news about how the Trump administration is traumatizing immigrant children and families. Children are held in cages, sleeping on concrete floors, and denied toothbrushes. These conditions are not due to a lack of resources, they are due to the Trump administration allowing the resources that exist to be used to maximize cruelty, instead of to meet real humanitarian needs.

Congress must use this year’s Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill to cut funding for ICE and other immigration agencies that are responsible for the inhumane treatment and separation of immigrant children and families.

We want our hard-earned tax dollars to go to funding education, nutrition, and health care programs, NOT the separation and jailing of immigrant children and families.

As a Christian country, we had better look at ourselves and ask, is this what Jesus died on the cross for?

MARY O’NEILL,

Presque Isle