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Engel Statement on Trump Admin. Decision to Pull Funding From Cancer Research to Pay for Jailing of Immigrant Children

Engel Statement on Trump Admin. Decision to Pull Funding From Cancer Research to Pay for Jailing of Immigrant Children

Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to pull $260 million in funding from cancer research and other health programs to pay for the rising cost of detaining immigrant children:

“The revelation that the Trump Administration is moving vital funding away from worthwhile, potentially life-saving programming in order to pay for the President’s crusade against immigrants should give us all pause. This is just another despicable decision from an Administration that specializes in them. They’ve already redirected funding from FEMA to ICE and now they’re going one step further. The idea of taking money from cancer research and HIV/AIDS prevention in order to pay for the jailing of children is so grotesque, it runs completely counter to our values as a nation. Every GOP member in the House and Senate should be made to answer for this horror show.”