Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Representing the 12th District of California

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Pelosi Statement on Trump’s Executive Order Attack on Immigrant Families

Jan 25, 2017
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after President Trump signed orders to build an American taxpayer-funded wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and block federal resources to sanctuary cities:

“With today’s sweeping and constitutionally suspect executive actions, the President is turning his back on both our history and our values as a proud nation of immigrants.  Wasting billions of taxpayer dollars on a border wall Mexico will never pay for, and punishing cities that do not want their local police forces forced to serve as President Trump’s deportation dragnet does nothing to fix our immigration system or keep Americans safe.

“Law-abiding, hard-working immigrant families deserve better than the Trump Administration’s radical xenophobia.  Who is made safer when immigrant families cannot go to the police when they are witnesses or victims of crimes?  In San Francisco and across the nation, we will fight for the right of any community to choose humane and effective law enforcement strategies that work to protect and serve, not deport and intimidate. 

“House Democrats will continue to stand our ground in the face of this Administration and House Republicans’ schemes by fighting for comprehensive immigration reform and fiercely protecting American families.”

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