by Ron Gregory
Washington, D.C. – Today Democrat U.S. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia released a statement on his decision to co-sponsor the Keep Families Together Act. The act would keep families together as they enter the country.
“As a father, grandfather, and Christian, I am wholeheartedly opposed to any policy that allows innocent children to be separated from their parents as they enter our country,” Manchin said. “We need to secure our borders and enforce our immigration laws, which is why I have voted multiple times on billions of dollars in border security, including a wall on our southern border. However, no law requires pulling children from the arms of their parents. That is why today I am signing onto the Keep Families Together Act because it is currently the only legislative vehicle we have to fix this problem. But I am actively working with my Republican colleagues to find solutions to the issues that are not addressed in the Keep Families Together Act and I continue to believe that the comprehensive 2013 immigration bill that included 700 miles of fencing, an addition 20,000 border control agents and other measures to secure our border is where we should begin this process.”