No Surprises Here. Trump’s Immigration Plan and Speech Were Filled With Lies and Increases to the Deportation Force

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

Trump’s Immigration Plan and Speech Were Filled With Lies and Increases to the Deportation Force

For Immediate Release Contact: Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267

Washington, D.C. – This afternoon, Trump unveiled his immigration plan. Among other things, the plan would make drastic cuts to asylum petitions, restrict family-based migration, and kill the diversity visa program.

Adrian Reyna, Director of Strategy for United We Dream, said:

“Trump has never been genuine about finding solutions to protect our immigrant communities. In fact, throughout his entire presidency, his actions have criminalized, terrorized and targeted immigrants for detention and deportation. As the saying goes, when someone shows you who they are, believe them.

With this plan, Trump is calling for an end to programs that keep families together, that welcome immigrants from diverse nations, and that keep children and their families away from detention centers.

Just yesterday, a fifth child died in CBP custody and Trump’s plan would only worsen the cruel and deadly treatment of immigrants by the Deportation Force.

While Trump spewed lies in the Rose Garden, immigrant youth of United We Dream joined our partners MoveOn, Families Belong Together and Center for Popular Democracy at Columbus Circle to unveil an art installation of the Statue of Liberty. We joined together to articulate what we are FOR: helping immigrants without harming immigrants.  We also renewed our call on Congress to defund the Deportation Force and pass permanent protections for our communities that have been targeted by Trump.”

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United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 500,000 members, five branches with over 100 affiliate organizations across 28 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. You can find more about UWD online at www.unitedwedream.org.