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Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on DHS Immigration Memos Implementing Trump Executive Orders

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Washington, February 21, 2017 | Ben Soskin ((202) 225-1766) | comments
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement regarding the memos released this morning by the Department of Homeland Security implementing President Trump’s executive orders on immigration:

“The Administration’s immigration executive orders will have serious negative consequences for our country, ripping apart families and crippling our economy.  As we work to reform our broken immigration system, we should be focusing on deporting those who are a threat to our country, not on those who are contributing members of our communities.

“I will keep fighting against this president's anti-immigrant actions.  At the same time, I will continue advocating for comprehensive immigration reform that keeps our country safe while keeping families together, and creating a pathway to legalization and eventual citizenship.”


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