Pelosi Statement on Trump Administration’s Dead-on-Arrival Immigration Plan
May 16, 2019
Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the Trump Administration’s latest dead-on-arrival immigration proposal:
“This dead-on-arrival plan is not a remotely serious proposal.
“The White House has repackaged the worst of its past failed immigration plans: greenlighting the Administration’s barbaric family detention policies, reviving the President’s ineffective and wasteful wall, completely abandoning our patriotic and determined Dreamers and gutting our asylum and refugee protections, which the evangelical community has called the ‘crown jewel of American humanitarianism.’ To say that this plan’s application criteria are ‘merit-based’ is the height of condescension.
“Democrats continue to fight for immigration reform that secures our borders, protects our workers, unites our families, defends our Dreamers and provides an earned pathway to citizenship. We look forward to working with the White House on serious and smart solutions that reflect our nation’s values and interests.”