President Trump’s Immigration Action an Egregious Attack on 11 Million Immigrants and their Families
WASHINGTON, DC, January 25, 2017—Today, President Donald Trump signed two executive orders calling for the building of a $14 billion wall at the United States and Mexico border. The executive orders also increase the policing, detention, and criminalization of undocumented immigrants, and strip federal funding from local governments that are welcoming to undocumented immigrants.
“President Donald Trump’s action is an egregious attack on immigrants and their families, including LGBTQ immigrants. Instead of taking steps to fix our broken immigration system, President Donald Trump is adding fuel to a fire that continues to tear families apart, deny undocumented immigrants of their human dignity, and vilify Muslims. The President and Vice President are circumventing Congress by fulfilling campaign promises built on fear mongering, racism, bigotry, xenophobia, and violence. Their agenda of hate is contrary to the core American values of freedom, justice, and equality; and downright dangerous to the lives of millions of black and brown people, LGBTQ people, and allies in this country,” said Rea Carey, National LGBTQ Task Force Executive Director.
“This week alone, we’ve seen executive actions attacking women’s access to reproductive health at home and abroad; a decision to move forward with environmentally dangerous pipeline projects that disrespect indigenous people of this nation; directly attack and criminalize immigrants and Muslims; and a direct attack on voting rights that is designed to strengthen arguments for voter ID and other barriers to exercising our constitutional rights.”
“We will continue to fight back and resist President Trump’s deplorable attacks on the lives and wellbeing of the nation’s most vulnerable. We urge everyone to join us as we organize, train, and push Congress to protect everyone against the devastating harm caused by President Trump and Vice President Pence administration’s agenda.”
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