SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This afternoon, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes issued the following statement in support of the President’s Executive Order Affording Congress An Opportunity to Address Family Separation:
“I applaud President Trump’s executive order stopping family separations at the border to allow Congress time to address the problem. No one wants to see children separated from their parents. It has been obvious for decades and under multiple administrations that our immigration system is flawed. Congress needs to close these loopholes immediately.
“I was born into a family with an immigrant father. I understand the immigration quandary from both a personal and legal perspective. My father stood up to a dictatorial regime and risked his life to escape his country, but ultimately achieved his U.S. citizenship legally. As the immigration debate continues and laws hopefully evolve, we must remember all of the true victims of today’s broken system and the consequences if Congress fails to fix the current U.S. immigration code.
“The current loopholes in today’s U.S. immigration laws not only hurt families, but also help fuel the human trafficking scourge. Again, I call on Congress to close the loopholes and get immigration right.”
ABOUT UTAH ATTORNEY GENERAL SEAN REYES
The Honorable Sean D. Reyes is the 21st Attorney General and first ethnic minority elected statewide in Utah. Reyes has received wide praise for regaining public trust and successfully handling many of the most important cases in the state’s history. He has been lauded by legislators from both sides of the aisle for his work ethic and legal acumen and won praise from the Governor and his Cabinet for increased excellence and transparency in the office. Reyes was asked to serve on President Trump’s SCOTUS, Hispanic and AAPI advisory committees during the 2016 presidential election cycle. seanreyes.com