July 19, 2019

Wyden Statement on Visit to Southern Border to Investigate, Inspect and Evaluate Conditions at Facilities

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today with a delegation of 12 Senate Democrats visited the southern border to investigate, inspect and evaluate conditions of facilities as the Trump administration continues its cruel immigration policies. Senator Wyden released the following statement following the visit:

“Once again, today’s visit illustrated that zero tolerance makes zero sense and has zero connection to American values. I saw conditions that no child, no family and no person should ever have to live,” Wyden said. “Donald Trump is manufacturing a humanitarian crisis at our border with cruel policies that are creating more problems and oppressive conditions. The public has a right to know the atrocities taking place. What we need now is transparency and accountability, and that’s why we were here today.”