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Madison, WI – Madison Alder Maurice “Mo” Cheeks will introduce a resolution at tonight’s Common Council meeting formally requesting an immediate halt to the U.S. Government’s practice of separating children from their families at the border and housing them in detention centers.

“We simply must reject the Trump Administration’s cruel and unusual policy of separating children from families at the border and today I’m calling on Congress, starting with our Senator Ron Johnson who Chairs the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, to not only immediately halt this inhumane practice, but immediate return children that have been separated from their parents,” said Alder Maurice “Mo” Cheeks.

If the resolution passes, Madison would be among the first American cities to take a formal stance calling on Congress to take action to stand up against this inhumane and immoral policy and ensure the immediate return of children that have been separated from their parents.

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