Immigrant Rights Advocates Condemn Trump Administration’s Latest Attempt To Attack Immigrant Families By Gutting America’s Immigration and Asylum System
New Jersey — Thursday, May 16th, 2019– In response to President Trump’s announcement of the administration’s latest plan to upend America’s immigration system, Johanna Calle, director of the New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice released the following statement:
“This plan is a continuation of Stephen Miller’s scheme to impose his white supremacist ideology on the American people with anti-immigrant and racist attacks by punishing immigrants and asylum seekers. While its claims to be fair, the administration is in fact proposing to severely decrease family-based immigration and asylum based migration which will keep families apart.
“Families will be separated longer, and asylum seekers will have less of a chance of gaining safety and security in the U.S, going against our humanitarian values. Additionally, this plan has no realistic solution for the many undocumented residents who are still waiting for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. We call on Congress to strongly oppose any Trump/Miller plan by defunding ICE and CPB, the two agencies responsible for carrying out attacks on immigrant communities and by passing permanent protections for immigrant communities including DACA, TPS, and DED by supporting the Dream and Promise Act.”