Trump’s Reckless Politics Threaten Asylum Seekers and Our Values

Trump’s Reckless Politics Threaten Asylum Seekers and Our Values

WASHINGTON, DC— President Trump signed a new proclamation to effectively cut off access to asylum for many people arriving at the southern border, between ports of entry. Following his announcement, Kica Matos, spokesperson for FIRM, said the following:

“It is shameful that Donald Trump continues to attack the brave families who are making their way to the southern border fleeing violence and persecution. Days ago, the nation issued a referendum on his divisive and racist rhetoric; yet, today he recklessly pushed his anti-immigrant agenda further by attacking asylum policies. This administration continues to endanger border communities by militarizing the border and threatening the most vulnerable people.

Not only is this move illegal and unconstitutional, it send shockwaves down our moral conscience by violating the ideals that unite most Americans. Americans want solutions and leaders who uphold our values and will work to make America a place that is welcoming where everyone, regardless of where they were born, can thrive.”

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FIRM Admin