Deputy Brendan Smith condemns US policy on Mexican border

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Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan Monaghan and Chairman of the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defence, Brendan Smith T.D. has expressed his condemnation of the policy of the US administration of separating immigrant children from their parents at the US-Mexico border and will request the Joint Committee formally support his position on these actions at its meeting on Thursday next, 21st June.

Commenting ahead of the meeting Deputy Smith said, “The policy now being implemented by the US Administration of separating immigrant children from their parents at the US-Mexico border is something that needs to stop with immediate effect. The images of frightened children, separated from their parents and being held in cages has shocked the world and is reminiscent to some of the darkest days in history. As a civilised society we cannot allow this practice to continue and we must express our utter condemnation.

“On Thursday I will ask the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defence to support me in condemning this practice and to formally convey to the US Chargé d’Affaires to Ireland the very deep concerns of the Joint Committee and to call for an immediate cessation to this practice”, he concluded.

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