For Immediate Release: August 18, 2017
One White Supremacist Out and a Long Way to Go
(WASHINGTON)—Kica Matos, spokesperson for the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), issued the statement below after news broke that Steve Bannon was out as White House Chief Strategist:
“Steve Bannon is out, but White Supremacists are still roaming the halls of the West Wing and Donald Trump has failed to denounce their bigotry. It is not enough to fire one bigot from your staff. Meaningful change comes in the form of action that condemns hate and reflects the values the majority of Americans treasure.
The world is watching as Donald Trump sits idly, failing to defend and protect black and brown families in his words and in his actions. Instead of criminalizing our communities, Trump’s first step needs to be to protect Dreamers. And, instead of pushing for more than $6 billion on a deportation force, we should invest in education and healthcare. The resistance to Trump and the racist-wing is growing. It’s time to pick a side: are you with us, or are you with White Supremacists?”