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Just a fact that Trump immigration policies have torn apart families and led to deaths

Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-lllinois, pulled the bandage off the wound.

Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill.
U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood
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Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-lll., pulled the bandage off the wound. The Trump administration’s intentional mistreatment of people as part of its immigration enforcement practices has resulted in the separation of families and deaths.

There is no need for such inhumane practices.

Underwood has no need to apologize.

Warren Rodgers, Jr., Matteson

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Underwood spoke for many

Rep. Lauren Underwood deserves our support. Her comments with respect to acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan should not have been stricken from the Congressional record.

At a DHS budget hearing, Underwood rightly called out Trump administration policies that have left five children dead since December — children who had been held in a federal detention facility at the Texas border. The gist of Underwood’s remarks was that the Trump administration’s “intentional” policies of child separation led to these deaths and are “immoral, un-American and just plain wrong.”

Millions of Americans agree with Underwood. We need more members of Congress who are willing to speak truth in blunt terms about grotesque administration policies that threaten perpetual war, would deprive 20 million people of health care and, yes, intentionally politicize the issue of immigration.

Thousands of children have been separated from there parents — and some of them dead.

Walt Zlotow, Glen Ellyn