In response to the immigration package put out today by the White House, People For the American Way Political Director Lizet Ocampo issued the following statement:
“Today’s proposal is the clearest example yet that President Stephen Miller is holding Dreamers hostage to push a hateful, xenophobic immigration agenda that runs counter to the values of the vast majority of Americans. This package would be a white nationalist’s dream come true and a gift to the most racist, bigoted trolls of the alt-right. Democrats and Republicans alike should reject it out of hand.
“We don’t need legislation designed to pander to a shrinking, screaming, nativist fringe. We need a clean Dream Act that addresses the crisis Donald Trump created for the hardworking young people whose lives he threw into chaos by ending the DACA program.”
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.