For Immediate Release: May 23, 2017
Contact: Jasmine Nazarett, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-339-9330
Immigrants and Activists to Congress: Not One Penny for Trump’s Bigotry Agenda
(WASHINGTON)— The following statement is from Kica Matos, spokesperson for the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) following the release to Trump’s FY 18 budget:
“Trump’s White Nationalist-inspired budget is tragic for immigrants and will tear at the fabric of our nation. The billions that he wants to set aside to demonize immigrants will have tragic consequences. It will mean kids growing up without their parents or abuelos. It will mean partners being separated from one another. It will mean friendly neighborhood faces living out their worst nightmares.
“Trump’s budget is an epic fail. It punishes families by decimating federal programs that help people put food on the table, while funding his inhumane, racist and bigoted deportation agenda. Instead of investing in communities, the Administration is hell bent on separating families and uprooting them from their communities. The budget includes $2.6 billion to begin planning for the wall and border security, and $300 million to recruit and train 1,500 new Border Patrol and ICE Agents...