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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 of our immigrant families”


The Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) is the nations largest immigrant-rights coalition, with grassroots organizations fighting for immigrant rights at the local, state and federal level. For more information, go to www.fairimmigration.org or follow us on Twitter @Re4mImmigration.


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