This past week the House capitulated on a bill to fund border control, giving unrestricted money to ICE and CBP that, we know from the experience of the last year, will be used to harm more children and families, not to improve conditions for them.
It was the Senate’s bill, which placed no restrictions on how the money would be used, that the House approved, abandoning their own, which at least included restrictions, among them the right to visit the camps to check on the conditions the children are being held under.
We’re furious with Senator Feinstein for voting “yea” on this blank check for abuse and with Representative Thompson for doing the same – his “Blue Dog Coalition” was one of two House groups that caused the collapse of negotiations.
We hope you will be incensed, too and will call this week to let them know. Fortunately, Congressman Jared Huffman opposed the bill. Senator Harris didn’t vote (we assume she was campaigning).