On July 31, the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), held a hearing on efforts to reunify the immigrant families separated at the southern US border. The witnesses were all administration officials. Notably, one witness — a social worker who is an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps — told the Senators that he had advised administration officials that children would be psychologically harmed if separated from their parents. A recording of the hearing and written witness testimony are available on the committee website.

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Family Voices is a national organization and grassroots network of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities that promotes partnership with families—including those of cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity—in order to improve health care services and policies for children.

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