Maloney, Velázquez Statement on House Appropriations Stopping Funds from Being Used to Evict Children of Mixed Status Families

May 22, 2019
Press Release
Congresswomen requested inclusion of limiting amendment following questioning of Sec. Carson

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswomen Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12) and Nydia Velázquez (D-NY-07) released the following statement today after the House Committee on Appropriations included a limiting amendment in the FY2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill to stop Housing and Urban Development from using any federal funding to implement their plan to kick 55,000 American kids of mixed status families out on the street.

The Congresswomen sent a letter yesterday to Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Chairman David E. Price (D-NC) and Ranking Member Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) requesting this provision following their questioning of HUD Secretary Ben Carson at Tuesday’s House Financial Services Committee hearing. 

“We’re glad that our colleagues on the Appropriations Committee recognize the importance of stopping HUD from carrying out this cruel plan to separate families, intimidate immigrants, and throw 55,000 American children out onto the street. We will continue working to make sure that this plan is never implemented.”