Pelosi Statement on President Trump’s Anti-Immigrant RAISE Act

Aug 2, 2017
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Ashley Etienne, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced its support for the anti-immigrant RAISE Act:
“Our nation’s immigrants are the constant reinvigoration of America.  By bringing their hopes, courage and determination to succeed to our shores, each generation of newcomers makes America more American.
“From the start, President Trump has pushed a hateful, senseless anti-immigrant agenda that instills fear in our communities, weakens our nation, and dishonors our values.  Whether unleashing a deportation force to tear apart families, or threatening the protections of DACA, or backing the tired cruelty of this bill, the Trump Administration continues to choose discrimination over smart policies that strengthen and enrich our nation.
“Democrats will continue pushing for comprehensive immigration reform that recognizes and embraces the contributions of immigrant families.  We will never stop fighting to ensure that America remains a land of opportunity for those who work hard, abide by our laws and dare to dream.”

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