In response to reports that Donald Trump will send National Guard troops to the southern border, People For the American Way Political Director Lizet Ocampo issued the following statement:
“This move is just Donald Trump’s latest attempt to pander to his extreme base and divert attention away from the investigations that are overshadowing his administration. No matter what he may say, the facts speak for themselves: border crossings are down and DACA has never applied to recent arrivals. This isn’t about a rational policy to address immigration, it’s a stunt that’s all about fanning the hate and paranoia of the far-right. It’s just more evidence that Donald Trump isn’t fit to be president.”
People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy.