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Congressman Joe Kennedy on BPR, 6/18/2018

Rep. Joe Kennedy: Separating Families At U.S. Border Is 'Unconscionable'

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In this still image taken from video, Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., delivers the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union, at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School in Fall River, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (US Network Pool via AP, Pool)
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Congressman Joe Kennedy on BPR, 6/18/2018

Congressman Joe Kennedy III condemned the Trump Administration's practice of separating immigrant children from families at the U.S. border with Mexico, calling it "unconscionable." Kennedy joined protests in the town of Tornillo, Texas, along with Representative Beto O'Rourke, of Texas, this past weekend.

"I decided to go because what the United States government is doing, I think, is unconscionable," Kennedy told Boston Public Radio Monday.

"If you weren't going to get upset about this one, there's probably not a whole lot else that's going to be worth chiming in on," he continued.

Kennedy also criticized Secretary of Homeland Security Kristjen Nielsen for her public statement that family separation is not an official administration policy.

"Doing this doesn't make America safer. Doing this doesn't protect our national security. All you're doing is destroying families and destroying little kids for no reason," Kennedy said.

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