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CBC Statement on Trump Immigration Principles

CBC Statement on Trump Immigration Principles

Washington, DC–Today, CBC Chairman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02) and the Chair of the CBC Immigration Working Group, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY-09), released the following statement on President Trump’s immigration principles and how they will impact both DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and TPS (Temporary Protected Status) recipients.

“Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant principles are an affront to the millions of people who have travelled from across the world to make America their home. Many of these people, through DACA, TPS, and other programs, were brought here at a young age and have known no other country but the United States as their home. They are among the thousands of Black DACA recipients, and more than 60,000 Black TPS recipients from Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, and Haiti.”

“If Donald Trump has his way, they would be forced to return to war-torn countries and areas affected by cholera, famine, and other inhumane conditions. The time has come to build bridges, not walls, and reject Donald Trump’s unprincipled immigration principles. Congress must pass legislation that protects both DREAMers and those granted TPS.”