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Rep. Roybal-Allard on Trump Administration Immigration Principles

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Los Angeles, CA, October 8, 2017 | Ben Soskin ((202) 225-1766) | comments
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the lead House Democratic sponsor of the Dream Act and the ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement about the Trump Administration immigration principles released Sunday evening:

“The Trump Administration’s immigration principles are outrageous and do not reflect America’s values.  These principles are an insult to the majority of the American people who support protecting our Dreamers, and they are a gift to anti-immigrant hard-liners.  Our moral obligation is to protect Dreamers, not to build an unnecessary wall, tear families apart, or push other draconian immigration policies.  If the president is serious about protecting America’s Dreamers, he should not be using them as political pawns in his quest to turn America away from its history as a nation of immigrants who have helped to make our country the greatest in the world.  Ultimately, this unacceptable proposal makes it apparent that he needs a lot more education in the art of the deal.

“I urge the Republican Leadership to immediately pass a clean Dream Act.”

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