Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Representing the 12th District of California

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Pelosi Statement on ICE Raids

Feb 13, 2017
Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on raids conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents appearing to target non-violent undocumented individuals breaking apart families:

“The news of ICE raids targeting hard-working immigrant families is deeply upsetting.  Tearing apart families and dragging parents out of their homes does not make America great. 

“The Trump Administration owes the American people the facts.  If ICE has been ordered to spend its time deporting law-abiding mothers and fathers instead of violent criminals, the public has a right to know.  

“Fear is not a side effect of President Trump’s hateful and destructive immigration agenda, it is the purpose.  Democrats will continue to demand the facts and hold this Administration accountable for its cruel and short-sighted immigration policies.”