January 25, 2017
EMILYs List Statement on President Trump’s Immigration Executive Orders
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today President Trump issued immigration orders to increase enforcement. The following is a statement by EMILYs List Director of Strategic Communications Vanessa Cárdenas.
“President Trump’s divisive and dangerous policies are already on full display. His policies will only exacerbate the separation of families, drive the undocumented community underground, and create an environment of fear for women and children.”
“Today’s directives are dangerous and out of touch with what the majority of Americans want, which is why we need the voices of women and underrepresented communities at the policy-making table so we can stand and fight back against President Trump.”
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