President Trump is defrauding the American people with this emergency declaration over a sham border threat to obtain funding for a wall that our country does not need or want. The emergency declaration directly defies Congress, despite the significant amount of money they conceded for a border barrier.
We are gravely disappointed that Democrat and Republican members of the House and Senate would negotiate such a calamitous bill. It reflects a complete disregard for the immigrant community and for American values. Members of this committee have negotiated on the false narrative of a border emergency constructed by President Trump; we urge Congress to reject this bill.
Latinos comprise almost one third of our state so we anticipate that the Family Act will have a positive impact in our community and in the state at large.