Political leaders from around Florida are weighing-in on President Trump’s signature of an executive order ending the forced separation of children from their undocumented parents while continuing his administration’s zero-tolerance policy.
This is on-going coverage as reaction comes in.
Just filed the Keep Families Together Act. While todays reversal of decision to separate families is good,it will be challenged in court. Lets pass our law & get rid of “Flores Settlement” so adverse court decision doesn’t put us right back in same place. https://t.co/ndgalFkjoB
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 20, 2018
— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) June 20, 2018
The president’s order does not solve this problem. It does nothing to reunify the 2,300 children who have been taken from their parents. pic.twitter.com/jo2knb8eT8
— Senator Bill Nelson (@SenBillNelson) June 20, 2018
It is about time the Administration takes action to address this issue, but more needs to be done. I want to make sure this practice is ended, unequivocally, and I strongly believe we still must take legislative action.
— Mario Diaz-Balart (@MarioDB) June 20, 2018
I look forward to supporting legislation to enhance our #BorderSecurity, including a #BorderWall, & strengthening our #immigration laws. Separating families is a sad consequence of decades of bad immigration policy & I look forward to voting to restore law & order to U.S. border.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) June 20, 2018
The President did the right thing by signing an executive order to keep families together at the border. Children should not be separated from their parents. We can still enforce the laws and secure the border without causing undue hardship to young children.
— Rep. Vern Buchanan (@VernBuchanan) June 20, 2018