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Congresswoman Grace Meng

Representing the 6th District of New York

Meng Issues Statement on Xiuqing You Case

Jun 18, 2018
Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) today issued the following statement on Xiuqing You, the Flushing, Queens father who was recently detained when he appeared for his green card interview.
 
“This case is the latest example of how the administration's cruel immigration policies are destroying lives.
 
Xiuqing You is a hardworking individual who wants nothing more than to better the life of his family, and have his shot at the American dream. Detaining him as he appeared for his scheduled adjustment of status interview is unjust, and I will be leading a letter to ICE on his behalf.
 
You has no criminal history and poses no threat to our city or nation. His wife and four and six-year-old children are distraught by his absence and will suffer financial hardships if they are not reunited with him.
 
In the wake of Father’s Day, I renew my call for the administration to stop separating families. Destroying the lives of families and removing parents from young children is mean-spirited and wrong.  
 
I will be closely monitoring You’s case in the days ahead.”