People For the American Way

PFAW Statement on Trump’s Immigration Speech

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2016

Contact: Laura Epstein or Drew Courtney at People For the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 202-467-4999

In response to Donald Trump's speech tonight on immigration, People For the American Way (PFAW) Director of Latinos Vote! Lizet Ocampo issued the following statement:

"Donald Trump's fear-mongering speech was a fundamental distortion of the facts. His lies about immigrants are hurting Latinos and all Americans, and it's sickening to think how dangerous a Trump presidency would be. His mass deportation agenda would devastate families and communities and significantly hurt our economy. His attempts to win by demonizing immigrants and dividing our country will not and cannot succeed; we'll stand up against his hate by voting against him and Republicans this November."

To schedule an interview with Lizet Ocampo, please email [email protected].

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.