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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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Velázquez on Trump Administration Ending Asylum for Gang Violence, Domestic Abuse

Velázquez on Trump Administration Ending Asylum for Gang Violence, Domestic Abuse
June 11, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the Attorney General’s announcement today that the Trump Administration is largely rescinding asylum protections for those fleeing gang violence and domestic abuse:

            “Once again, this President and this Administration is making clear the depth of their malice toward immigrant families and their lack of empathy for some of the most vulnerable. Not only has the Administration’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy resulted in children being literally ripped from the arms of their parents, but now the Attorney General is trying to eliminate refuge for those fleeing gang and domestic violence. This is shameful. We must work to reverse this immoral policy change by every means possible, including legislatively in the halls of Congress and in the Courts.” 


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