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Immigrants and Activists to Congress: Not One Penny for Trump’s Bigotry Agenda

For Immediate Release: May 23, 2017
Contact: Jasmine Nazarett, jnazarett@communitychange.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...

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Immigrants in Texas Up Against Hate-Backed Bill

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Contact: Jasmine Nazarett, jnazarett@communitychange.org, (202) 339-9330

Immigrants in Texas Up Against Hate-Backed Bill

(WASHINGTON)—In response to the passage of SB 4, Texas’s “let’s terrorize immigrants” bill, Kica Matos, spokesperson for the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), issued the following statement:

“Texas’s Governor Greg Abbott’s relentless efforts to demonize and persecute immigrants continues as he eagerly awaits the opportunity to sign into law the country’s most hateful, bigoted and discriminatory piece of legislation to ever come across any governor’s desk. It is appalling, if not shocking, to think that Republicans in the Lone Star State are aggressively moving forward with plans to openly discriminate against, and racially profile immigrants. Texas has normalized hatred, racism and xenophobia in a way that no other state has managed to. Not only is this law unconstitutional, but it is an affront to justice and antithetical to the principles of fairness that most Americans cherish.

“Senate Bill 4 (SB 4) goes even further than Arizona’s notorious “show me your papers” bill SB 1070 that was eventually undone by the Supreme Court. Under SB 4, anyone who looks like...

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Rise Up May 1st Event Organizers to Congress: Not One Dollar for Trump’s Deportation Machine!

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Contact: Donna De La Cruz, ddelacruz@communitychange.org (202) 339-9331

 Rise Up May 1st Event Organizers to Congress: Not One Dollar for Trump’s Deportation Machine!

 (WASHINGTON)–In response to ongoing negotiations on the federal budget, Kica Matos, spokesperson for the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), released the following statement:

“On Monday, May 1st, in 200 events (and still growing) across the United States, hundreds of thousands of immigrant Americans and their supporters will loudly make their voices heard.”

“The immigrant rights movement, standing arm-in-arm with our allies in the faith community, the environmental movement, labor unions, business community and women’s groups will send a strong message: We will not stand for one dollar being allocated to Donald Trump’s hateful immigration policies.  We will not tolerate his continuing efforts to criminalize immigrants and separate families. Any support whatsoever for his deportation machinery is unacceptable to all Americans of good will.”

“This is our line in the sand for champions, allies and foes alike: no support of any kind for Donald Trump and his white nationalist agenda is acceptable. The movement and our allies are watching, and we expect that our champions and supporters will fight hard and smart on behalf...

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