The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) calls for further action to be taken to reunite immigrant families that have been separated and halt the injustices occurring on the U.S.-Mexico border.

“President Trump’s executive order only partially addresses the crisis, and more action is required,” said USHCC Interim President & CEO, Fernand Fernandez. “Detaining families—possibly indefinitely—in inhumane conditions is not an adequate solution. Moreover, there are thousands of children that must be reunited with their parents.”

“The House is considering two immigration bills today, but neither adequately address the crisis on the southern border. The USHCC urges legislators on both sides of the aisle to craft legislation that halts the ‘zero-tolerance’ policy, reunites families, and builds an immigration system that is both compassionate and economical.”

About the USHCC 

The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development, and interests of more than 4.37 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $700 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide. For more information, visit ushcc.com. Follow us on Twitter @USHCC.