WASHINGTON – Losmin Jimenez, Immigrant Justice Project Director and Senior Attorney for Advancement Project National Office, issued the following statement on President Trump’s declaration today of a “national emergency” on the U.S.-Mexico border. “Trump continues to bypass Congress to further his xenophobic wish list with criminalization of immigrants at the top of it. After the recent disastrous government shutdown, calling for a ‘national emergency’ just to get what he wants is unacceptable. This so-called ‘crisis’ is nothing more than an over-blown tantrum over his disagreement with the Congress,” said Losmin Jimenez. “There are plenty of national emergencies we could address…
“The public has a right to know about these policies that are very dangerous and harmful to members of these communities."
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