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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York


Velázquez on Trump’s Cruel Anti-Immigrant Demands

Velázquez on Trump’s Cruel Anti-Immigrant Demands
October 10, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement today in response to the Trump Administration’s recently announced immigration priorities:  

            “President Trump’s new demands to crack down on immigration are completely antithetical to America’s long history as a land of opportunity. By stripping away protections for unaccompanied minors at the border to building a wall at the expense of American taxpayers, these ‘priorities’ are beyond heartless.

            “Congress must reject the President’s repugnant efforts to use nearly 800,000 young hardworking Dreamers as bargaining chips for extreme anti-immigration measures. Instead, we must pass a clean Dream Act to codify DACA once-and-for-all.”