Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus

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Texas House Speaker Strauss Urges End To "Zero Tolerance'' Policy

June 19, 2018 - 11:25 am

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is among the GOP lawmakers coming out against the Trump administration's "zero tolerance'' policy that has resulted in children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

The legislator from San Antonio sent a letter to President Trump today, saying there's no federal law requiring separating children from parents and doing so adds to the trauma that they have often faced in their countries.

Straus asked the president to listen to the growing number of Americans, faith leaders and elected officials from both parties who have criticized the policy.