CLARKE URGES BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TO REJECT TRUMP-ERA IMMIGRATION POLICIES WITHIN SUPPLEMENTAL AID PACKAGE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 12, 2023
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09), First Vice-Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement urging President Biden and his Administration to oppose any Trump-era immigration policies under consideration in supplemental aid package negotiations.
“For their implicit inhumanity and ineffectiveness, I’ve long maintained that Trump-era policies have no place in our national immigration strategy moving forward. As Congressional Republicans, once again, hold Congress for ransom to force through their cruel, callous, and deeply unpopular policy demands, I urge President Biden to refuse to bow to their ultimatums.
“Our immigration system is in desperate need of comprehensive reform,centered around humanity and dignity for all l migrants and asylum seekers. From the GOP’s bad-faith proposal, there is no debate that our colleagues across the aisle are far more interested in making our immigration system worse. Republicans’ efforts to skirt our obligations to those requesting asylum, refugees, and all others seeking safe haven from political persecution and violence cannot be ignored. And their actions must be unequivocally rejected by the Biden-Harris Administration.
“The immigration policies of the United States must respect international law and preserve the dignity of migrant families. Our nation was founded on these principles, and we must continue to adhere to them.”