After President Trump issued his executive order on Wednesday on migrant family separation, Utah’s Fil-Am Attorney General Sean Reyes applauded the move, while calling on Congress to fix US immigration laws.
“I applaud 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.”
In a statement on Wednesday, Reyes said, “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,” Reyes added. “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.”
Reyes pointed out his Filipino father’s own immigrant background, escaping the Marcos regime, and eventually obtaining US citizenship.
Reyes is Utah’s first Fil-Am Attorney General, and the first ethnic minority elected statewide.