Thursday, July 16, 2009

Rep. Polis Speaks to Colleagues about Immigrant Detention

Today, Congressman Jared Polis gave a one-minute floor speech on immigrant detention and the need for humane and comprehensive immigration reform.

He gave a compelling speech about his own visit to an immigrant detention center in Colorado over the Independence Day weekend. He said that he met teenagers, torture victims, asylum seekers, and others who were picked up on minor offenses.

Polis stated that this treatment towards immigrants goes against the United States values and urged his colleagues to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

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