Blumenauer Statement on U.S. Border Patrol Agents Firing Tear Gas at Asylum-Seeking Migrants

November 26, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) today released the following statement on reports that the Trump administration ordered United States Border Patrol agents to fire tear gas at a group of migrants seeking asylum at the southern border:


“In the last six months, Donald Trump has defended murder, befriended dictators, and put children in cages. Add the tear-gassing of migrants seeking asylum to the despicable human rights record of this administration. It’s reprehensible. This is another unnecessary ‘crisis’ entirely of Trump's making. We should be treating desperate people fleeing violence with dignity and respect. It’s just another black eye for Trump and sadly, the United States.”