Louisiana Senators supports Presidential order ending separating immigrant families

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Louisiana’s U.S. Senators are both applauding President Donald Trump’s decision to to issue an executive order to keep families together at the border.

“President Trump recognized that we need to do what’s in the best interest of the children.  Clearly, what’s in the best interest of the children is to allow them to remain with their parents,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “At the same time, we’re in this situation because people are trying to jump the line and come into this country illegally.  We cannot let them jump the line, but we can enforce the law without separating children from their parents” said Sen. John Kennedy.

Senator Bill Cassidy told MSNBC that it was a good decision.

“Just on account of intensely personal note, after Hurricane Katrina, we saw that there was separation of families. There was actually research that showed it had a enduring impact. So I think we must secure the border. We must not incentivize people not to bring their children just so they get a free pass. But I think we need to do that without separating families” said Sen. Cassidy. 

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