Advisory: National Civil Rights Leaders Decry Raw Racism of Trump

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Amidst Principled Negotiations on the Dream Act, Trump Shows That One Value Drives His Decisions Above All Others: White Supremacy


785‑424‑1102, Conference ID: RIGHTS

For Immediate Release
Adam Luna | | 202.486.3020
Shin Inouye | | 202.869.0398

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the raw racism of Donald Trump and those driving his immigration and other policy making decisions were on full display as he called for fewer Black people to be admitted into the United States in favor of white immigrants. And this morning, the President doubled down on his comments offering a weak justification for his racist viewpoint.

Today, civil rights and immigrant rights organization leaders will offer their perspectives on Trump’s disturbing comments and call for a return to a principle-driven negotiations on the Dream Act.

When: TODAY, January 12 – 11:00 am eastern
Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director and Co-Founder of United We Dream
Vanita Gupta, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Marc H. Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League
Derrick Johnson, President and CEO, NAACP
Clarissa Martínez-de-Castro, Deputy Vice President, UnidosUS
Jonathan Jayes-Green, Co-Founder and Director, Undocublack Network
Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director, The Advancement Project
Where: 785‑424‑1102, Conference ID: RIGHTS


United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 400,000 members and 48 affiliate organizations across 26 states. UWD’s vision is to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people who organize and advocate at the local and national levels for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color in the United States.