State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa
Press Release

Rep. Zamarripa Statement on #CloseTheCamps

"Close the camps, and stand up against hate, bigotry and inhumane treatment."

By - Jul 2nd, 2019 11:18 am

MADISON – State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement on nationwide protests demanding the closure of detention centers along the U.S.-Mexican border:

“Right now, in the United States of America, children and families are held in detention. In the care of our government, young children are being held in unsanitary conditions, some going without adequate food and water. This is a travesty. This is shameful. This is not who we are as a nation.

“Members of Congress can act. When children are suffering, the issue is no longer partisan. Close the camps, and stand up against hate, bigotry and inhumane treatment.


MADISON – La Representante Estatal JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milwaukee) publico la siguiente declaración sobre las protestas nacionales exigiendo el cierre de centros de detención a lo largo de la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México:

“En este momento, en los Estados Unidos, los niños y las familias están detenidos. Al cuidado de nuestro gobernó, los niños pequeños están recluidos en condiciones insalubres, algunos se van sin alimento y agua adecuados. Esto es una farsa. Esto es vergonzoso. Esto no es los Estados Unidos.”

Los miembros del Congreso pueden actuar. Cuando los niños están sufriendo, el problema ya no es partidista. Tenemos que cerrar los centros de detención y enfréntate al oído, la tolerancia y el trato inhumano.

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