Congressman Gonzalez introduces CARIDAD Act


RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas -One Local congressman is introducing legislation which would allow an officer or employee of the U.S. government to accept outside donations for detained children or families.

Today Congressman Vicente Gonzalez introduced the Charity and Relief in Disarray and Distress Act, or the CARIDAD act.

Gonzalez says this bill amendment comes after detention facilities turned away generous donations from citizens, adding the legislation would remove existing barriers and allow them to accept donations.

“I’m horrified by the family separations and recent reports of disturbing conditions at detention facilities. As a leader of the free world, we have a moral obligation to process these migrants in a sanitary and safe environment,” Said Congressman Vicente Gonzalez.

Gonzalez added that all humans, no matter where they come from, deserve to be treated with decency and respect.

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