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Children behind barbed wire, walking single-file, surrounded by guards

In Texas, I visited two family internment camps and a children's prison.

Over 15,000 immigrant children are locked up in prisons across America thanks to Donald Trump.

That's why I have introduced the Shut Down Child Prison Camps Act in Congress. We must address these atrocities NOW.

Sign the petition: tell Congress to shut down these children's prison camps.

The idea that we are locking up innocent children behind barbed wire is atrocious. We saw children walking single-file, with guards in front and guards in back.

Children should not live in military-style prison camps like this, behind fences and bars, often away from their families. We must absolutely treat them with respect and decency while they await legal asylum hearings.

Sign the petition. tell Congress to shut down these children's prison camps.

Jeff

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Posted on December 20, 2018.
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Jeff Merkley was born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, the son of a sawmill worker.Jeff Merkley and Family As an advocate and a state legislator, he always fought hard for working families in Oregon. And now, as U.S. Senator, he's working every day for families in Oregon and across the country.

His progressive commitment is clear - working for economic recovery and family-wage jobs, clean energy that puts Americans to work and combats the climate crisis, affordable health care for all Americans. Learn more about Jeff Merkley.

Connect with Jeff Meet Jeff Merkley

Jeff Merkley was born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, the son of a sawmill worker. As an advocate and a state legislator, he always fought hard for working families in Oregon. And now, as U.S. Senator, he's working every day for families in Oregon and across the country.

His progressive commitment is clear - working for economic recovery and family-wage jobs, clean energy that puts Americans to work and combats the climate crisis, affordable health care for all Americans. Learn more about Jeff Merkley.