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Napolitano Rejects Trump Administration’s Immigration Principles

October 10, 2017
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) rejected the Trump Administration’s newly released set of immigration principles, issuing the following statement:

“Before his irresponsible decision last month to terminate DACA, President Trump promised to show great heart and compassion for nearly 800,000 DREAMers. Now he is further threatening their livelihoods, safety, and their existence in the only country they have known and loved. DREAMers are students, coworkers, servicemembers, and neighbors. They are not bargaining chips to be used to construct an abhorrent border wall or advance an extreme, anti-immigrant agenda. The goal of the Trump Administration’s immigration principles is clearly not to protect DREAMers but to further inject fear into immigrant communities, frighten families and children, and drive immigrants deeper underground. President Trump and his administration are not listening to the overwhelming majority of Americans who support an earned path to citizenship for DREAMers. I stand with San Gabriel Valley residents and Americans all across the country in firmly rejecting these cruel, anti-immigrant principles. We call on President Trump to ignore the divisive voices, abandon this inhumane approach, and to work with Congress to pass H.R. 3440, the bipartisan, bi-cameral DREAM Act, today.”
 

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