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Shame on Senators Enabling a White Supremacist Agenda

Washington – Today the U.S. Senate voted to a proposal to end the Trump Shutdown while turning its back on young immigrants. Advancement Project’s national office released the following statement:

“Talk from so-called allies of the movement was tough, but there were no consequential actions to follow,” said Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director of Advancement Project’s national office. “This was a historic moment when all our friends needed to remain steadfast against racist policies that amount to a racial purge.”

“With today’s vote, the Senate falls in line with a president who revoked DACA and showed his racist approach, voicing a preference for immigrants from Norway over Haiti,” said Losmin Jimenez, Project Director and Senior Attorney for Immigrant Justice at Advancement Project. “Importantly, 122 DACA recipients lose status every day, and the administration remains viciously targeting for deportation political leaders from the immigrant rights movement. We echo our friends in calling for DREAM Act passage by Feb. 8. These are the moments we will reflect on – we will remember the silence from our friends.”

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