For Immediate Release: May 29, 2018
Contact: Julia Savel, 973-525-5579, [email protected]
RACINE, WI — Following the Congressional testimony (citation) that over 1,500 immigrant children were lost after being taken into government care at the U.S. border, Randy Bryce released the following statement.
“It’s simple: ICE has abused their power and lost thousands of children. These kids were taken into government care because they showed up alone or were separated from their parents at the border– most of them fleeing drug cartels, gang violence, and domestic abuse. They came to America in search of a better life, but what they got was a living nightmare.
When tax payer funded agencies abuse their power, stray so far from their mission, and act in such contradiction with our shared American values, we must question whether that agency should exist at all. I have called to abolish ICE for months — and every day we let this unconstitutional, unlawful, and immoral organization exist is another day we let children be ripped apart from their families and get lost while the government sits idly by.”
About Randy Bryce
Randy Bryce is a U.S. Army veteran, cancer survivor, and union ironworker. He was raised in southeastern Wisconsin, and went to public schools. Randy’s father was a police officer, and his mother worked in a doctor’s office. After graduation, Randy enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was posted to Honduras, where he earned the Army Achievement Medal. After returning stateside, Randy was diagnosed with cancer, which he survived, but only after struggling through the bankruptcy that came with the medical bills. Once in remission, Randy found his way to an apprenticeship as an iron worker, a trade he’s now been practicing and fighting to protect from anti-labor laws for nearly 20 years. Randy currently resides in Caledonia, WI with his son, Ben, who attends public schools like his dad. Randy joined the race for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District in Summer 2017.