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HRC Responds to Trump-Pence Executive Order, House GOP Immigration Bills
From a press release
2018-06-20

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) responded to Donald Trump's executive order retreating from his cruel and dangerous policy of separating families at the border and two bills scheduled for votes tomorrow in the U.S. House of Representatives that fall far short of addressing the needs of refugees, dreamers, and other undocumented immigrants. HRC will also join other civil rights organizations to mobilize its 3 million members and supporters for a day of action on June 30, anchored by rallies in Washington and across the country: https://www.familiesbelongtogether.org/.

"The Ryan and Goodlatte bills fail to address the challenges faced by refugees, Dreamers and other undocumented immigrants, and also falls short on ending the horrific treatment of migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border," said HRC President Chad Griffin. "Instead of breaking up immigrant families and throwing unreasonable obstacles in front of asylum seekers, the Trump-Pence Administration and Congress should be ensuring basic human rights and working on a clean Dream Act that honors our country's commitment to over a million undocumented immigrants, including over 75,000 LGBTQ young people. They must also act to immediately end detention of children."

The bill proposed by House Speaker Paul Ryan ( R-WI ) seeks to implement a point system that more than likely would exclude countless Dreamers from the promise made to them by the United States. Additionally, it would allocate a needless and wasteful billions of dollars toward a border wall and militarization of the southern border.

The bill proposed by Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte ( R-VA ) goes even further by denying Dreamers a path to citizenship, sharply limiting legal immigration, and restricting family immigration.

Despite Donald Trump's late and incomplete retreat from his cruel and dangerous policy, thousands of families have already paid the price and will continue to suffer from this actions. As the National Immigration Law Center notes: "This executive order would have the effect of jailing, for months or even years, immigrant families seeking safety in the U.S."


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