Congressman Chris Stewart

Representing the 2nd District of Utah
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Stewart Appalled by the Treatment of Children at the Border

Jun 26, 2019
Press Release
“There are 3 separate crises: humanitarian, national security, and political here in Washington.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02) acknowledges the humanitarian, national security, and political crises at our southern border during House Budget Committee hearing remarks.  

“I don’t think we have a crisis at the border, I think we have three crises. One of them is obviously humanitarian, something that every one of us in this room cares about, one of them is security, and the third one is political; our political crisis here in D.C. and our inability to fix this. And I think frankly, the political crisis may be the more difficult to fix.” – Rep. Stewart

While addressing the humanitarian crisis, Rep. Stewart shares his knowledge from the House Intelligence Committee regarding the alarming reality of human trafficking at the border. He shared how infants can be purchased for $80 to be used to enter the United States and then recycled for the same purpose—each ultimately crossing the border 40-50 times.   

 "The difficulties these individuals face on their journey, especially the children, are truly heart breaking. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I have voted numerous times to support keeping children with their parents whenever possible. I am pro families. I am pro legal immigration.” - Rep. Chris Stewart

Watch Rep. Stewart’s full remarks here.