January 14, 2021

Wyden Statement on New DOJ OIG Report on Donald Trump's "Zero Tolerance" Immigration Policy

Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., released the following statement on a new U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General report on Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions' "zero tolerance" immigration policy:

“The Inspector General's investigation makes it clearer than ever: Jeff Sessions, Rod Rosenstein and the Trump administration willfully disregarded the lives of innocent children in their xenophobic crusade to criminalize migrant families. The trauma of thousands of migrant kids is on their hands. Everyone involved in this cruel and ill-conceived policy must be held accountable. I am committed to working with my colleagues and the incoming Biden administration to repair the damage at our southern border and restore humanity to our immigration policy."