FIRM Statement on the Obama Administration's Alleged Plan of Mass Deportations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, December 24, 2016CONTACT: Carlos Vogel, (202) 239-2133,

“The Obama administration's alleged plan to launch a nationwide campaign of mass deportations is horrific and unacceptable. During a time of the year when families are celebrating with their loved ones, our administration is planning to raid people's homes, terrorize families and split them apart. These families will then be returned to places they are fleeing from for fear of being killed, raped or tortured. If Secretary Johnson continues with this plan, he will be responsible for the possible death or harm of innocent people -- including women and children, and the permanent separation of families.”

“We call on the President and the DHS Secretary to immediately stop the plan to carry out raids against our children and families. The government must work to ensure that anyone in the country seeking protection is afforded safety, not deportation. Until then, our nationwide movement and its supporters will fight hard to stop these deportations from taking place.”

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