For Immediate Release: March 22, 2018
Omnibus Deal Further Harms Immigrant Families
(WASHINGTON)—Kica Matos, spokesperson for the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, FIRM, reacted to the Trump backed omnibus bill. She said:
“The omnibus bill does not provide relief of any kind for the immigrant youth whose lives have been turned upside down since Trump ended DACA in September. Trump and his Administration have trampled on any and all efforts to come up with a compromise that would provide a permanent solution for these young adults.
In six months, Congressional Republicans have done nothing to fix the chaos Trump created by ending DACA. Instead, they are advancing legislation that punishes immigrant families by prioritizing more money for deportations and family separation.
One thing is abundantly clear: the Trump administration and Republicans controlling Congress want to demonize immigrants of color and radically revamp the immigration system in a way that is tinged with racial bias.
Congressional leaders standing in the way of immigrant justice and keeping families together will have to face us again in November.”