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Rep. Velazquez Issues Statement on Trump Administration Diverting Money From Disaster Relief to Fund Family Incarceration

Aug 28, 2019 - Targeted News Service

Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez, D-New York, issued the following statement regarding the news that the Trump administration will siphon resources from Federal Emergency Management Agency's Disaster Relief Fund to fund its family incarceration policy:

"Just as we approach the height of the Hurricane season and as Dorian barrels toward Puerto Rico, we learn the Trump Administration plans to steal money for disaster relief to finance its coldhearted persecution of immigrants.

"Not only does th...