Statement of 8th District Congressional Candidate Vanessa Enoch on Federal Immigrant Family Separation Policy

"I am truly outraged by The Trump Administration’s 'zero tolerance' policy of separating children from their parents. As much as I believe in the rule of law, what we are witnessing in southern U.S. Border States is nothing short of a humanitarian crisis. Every mother who has ever nursed a baby understands the pain and the horror of ripping a child from his or her mother’s breast. 

"Separating families is immoral, inhumane, and indefensible. This practice is a cruel and heartless. It is unimaginable that anyone would use these babies as political bargaining chips. Children are being caged like animals. This is an indictment on this administration and the current Congress; they have become complicit in facilitating this moral crisis on our nation’s soil. If we as Americans don’t stand up and speak out against this atrocity, it is an indictment on the entire nation.

"I urge the faith community to come out of the shadows on this one. For far too long, us believers have kept quiet when we knew we should have spoken up. I urge all faith leaders, and anyone who has a moral center to join me in fasting and prayer for these children, to culminate in a day of action on June 30, 2018. This is not the time to keep silent."  -Dr. Vanessa Enoch, candidate for the 8th Congressional District of Ohio.