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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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June 27, 2018 Press Release

“The separation of children at the border is a human rights violation. It’s government-sanctioned child abuse,” said Rep. Bass. “When the federal government is the one responsible for the separation, they should also be responsible for reunification. That responsibility was notably absent from Trump’s insufficient executive order that he issued last week.

June 26, 2018 Press Release

June 26, 2018

Dear Secretaries Azar and Nielsen:

As federal officials, we have a moral obligation to uphold the values that have always made America a beacon of hope, democracy and decency in the world.

We also have an obligation to the hardworking taxpayers across this nation who entrust us to spend their money wisely.

June 22, 2018 Press Release

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Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of this bill and the foster youth who will benefit from its passage.

June 22, 2018 Press Release

“There was perhaps no bigger leader in the fight for civil rights in Los Angeles than John.

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June 20, 2018 Press Release

“The Administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border is deeply concerning and it goes against our nation’s values and long history as a land of immigrants,” the lawmakers wrote. “As we learn more about the devastating effects of President Trump’s zero tolerance policy, we are seeing more and more images of some of the children that are being deta

June 19, 2018 Press Release

“Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen must resign because of the human rights abuses our country has committed under her watch at our border.

“Under her leadership, the Department of Homeland Security has carried out state-sanctioned child abuse and yesterday, she took to the White House press podium and lied to the American people about her department’s involvement.

June 19, 2018 Press Release

“The separation of immigrant families is a violation of human rights,” said Rep. Bass, top Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Global Human Rights. “A civilized country should never levy lifelong trauma as a deterrent to immigrants seeking asylum, let alone defenseless children.

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January 14, 2018 In The News

"Recent remarks made in the Oval Office further demonstrate that we must continue to expose the often-forgotten plight of black immigrants. 

January 5, 2018 In The News
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December 13, 2017 In The News
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December 13, 2017 In The News

December 9, 2017 In The News
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November 1, 2017 In The News

To those who are triggered by every tweet, who considered decamping to Canada to escape Donald Trump’s presidency, Karen Bass feels you. But the four-term congresswoman for California’s 37th District has seen worse. As a 14-year-old campaign volunteer for Robert F. Kennedy, she listened to the radio when he was assassinated the night of the California primary.

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October 31, 2017 In The News
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