WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, on Wednesday applauded Senate passage of an emergency supplemental appropriations bill that would provide humanitarian assistance for children and families at the border:

“We have a humanitarian crisis on our southern border. The most urgent priority right now is getting money to help the families, children, and communities that are suffering under this administration’s cruel immigration policies, and that’s why I supported this bill. We can and must do better as a nation. This emergency funding will help address the crisis happening in our own backyard, but we have broader moral and legal obligations to the children and families who arrive at our borders seeking asylum. The president is the one who created this crisis based on deeply flawed immigration policies, and it’s up to him to listen to our country and act in a way that’s consistent with our values—not his campaign promises,” said Murphy.