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Tillis weighs in on Trump policy of separating immigrant children from parents at the border

North Carolina U.S. Senator Thom Tillis took to Twitter to state his disapproval of the controversial practice of separating immigrant children from their families at the border.

Under mounting pressure, Tillis urged Congress to adopt an immigration reform policy that would be compassionate to children, but also discourage illegal border crossings.

Tillis’ three tweets were met with numerous calls for him to go a step further and co-sign the Keep Families Together Act.

SB 3036 has been signed by every Senate Democrat, and (as of this writing) yet to attract any Republican Senators.

Here are just a few of the responses Sen. Tillis received from his constituents on social media:

North Carolina Senator Richard Burr has yet to issue a public statement on the ‘zero tolerance’ policy.

Learn more about the Keep Families Together Act.


  1. Joyce

    June 19, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    The big underlying lie in his comment and the whole Trump policy is that asylum seekers are NOT illegal immigrants.

  2. Linda moss

    June 20, 2018 at 12:35 am



  3. J and K McKaughan

    June 20, 2018 at 10:14 am

    Our household is outraged and grieved by the policies of this administration and those who support it. Your new tax law put a whole $20/month into our pockets. It’s not enough for a tank of gas. You also chip away at our health care and NOW you do nothing to help the thousands of children and their parents who crossed our border in search of the American Dream. If people did not want to come here, that dream is dead or is it only reserved for white people? Why aren’t similar atrocities occurring at the Canadian border?
    Shame on you for your tepid, insensitive comments and lack of courage to face down this mean bully of a POTUS.

  4. Judy Smathers

    June 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Mexico is not paying for our Mr. PUTIN WANNA BE’s wall. He is using the tears of children as a “bargaining chip” over our spineless congress to get it. I am ashamed when he insults our allies, praises our enemies, lies daily about everyone and everything, uses his position to fill his own pockets or those of his children and the other atrocities he has done since taking office. Suffer not the children. They do not carry weapons against Americans. They have hurt no one. They are not criminals or terrorists. Can our congress not see this is abuse of power, child abuse not to mention morally wrong — all the while turning blind eyes and deaf ears to those tears.

  5. Deborah Haydock

    June 20, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Please North Carolinians, vote out cowards who can’t stand up to Trump’s inhumane policies. We need more with strong spines in Congress.

  6. Donald L Kelleher

    June 20, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Tillis needs to lead republicans to co sponsor s3036. Tweets with inaction are nothing short of support for separation of families. As a constituent, this will result in me voting against you. And I have a long memory.

    Talk is cheap. TAKE ACTION!

  7. S. W. Stevens

    June 21, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Do the right thing please.
    I am leaving the party after 40+ years, totally embarrassed and ashamed by the policy put forth and your presidents lack of respect for this country.

  8. Janet Jay

    June 21, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Stopping that man should be a priority of ALL Republicans! He is destroying this country piece by piece and you are going along for the ride!! SHAME ON ALL OF YOU! From the children to the BS tax “cuts” to the bill now proposed to cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security by a trillion dollars!! They don’t cut their salaries. What has been done to the CHIP program and they are prepared to totally dismantle the Affordable Care Act. EVERYTHING that has been done by this man is for the elite!! period!!
    WAKE UP people. They even took the rosaries of those they arrested! What the hell has this country become under this man?!! He is NOT GOING TO STOP unless he is stood up to! You were elected by the people. How about working FOR the people!!

  9. Jerry Hollingsworth

    June 22, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Thank you for publicly opposing separation of parents and their children. But please take a little time to go on the record about lowering illegal immigration. There are at least two changes to policy that deserve a chance to work

    1. Establish and enforce strict penalties on corporate employers of immigrants without work visas. For example, a huge fine against the business for each noon-citizen employee without a work visa plus jail time for the chairman of the board and the CEO. Eliminating the opportunity to be paid will dramatically reduce economic incentives for illegals. And CEOs don’t need to see the light, just feel the heat.
    2. Make recreational drugs non-criminal offenses, thus removing the incentive for drug cartels to operate. Establish centers for addicts and provide free treatment. If the rehab does not work, provide free drugs and insure that they are used in a setting that reduces the likelihood of drug related crime. Let’s try free drugs provided by the state in a protected environment, apparently the only anti-drug scheme we have yet to use. While testing out the plan, we will save a vast amount on jail facilities, police and prison guard salaries. It might not work, but perhaps it would. We know from direct experience that everything we are doing now has been a failure. It is our insistence on keeping drugs illegal that makes it profitable for pushers to operate. If drug cartels do not control our neighbors to the south, perhaps the people will feel safe enough to stay home.

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