Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Serrano Speaks Out Against New ICE Raids

Jan 8, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – January 8, 2016 – Today, Congressman José E. Serrano spoke out against the ongoing raids by the Department of Homeland Security to detain and deport families who fled violence in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.  Serrano took part in a press conference hosted by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) earlier today calling for an immediate end to the raids.

“Today, I stood with my CHC colleagues in calling on the President to end the harmful and hurtful raids by the Department of Homeland Security,” said Congressman Serrano. “I am deeply disturbed that ICE is choosing to once again tear families apart, something that happens far too often in our broken immigration system.  Many of the families affected by these new efforts actually came to our country seeking refuge from danger and violence in their home countries.  Our nation should not undermine its own values by attempting to send them back to these dangerous situations.  We in Congress must work to find solutions to address these issues- the most important of which is comprehensive immigration reform.

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Congressman José E. Serrano has represented The Bronx in Congress since 1990.