To: The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate
Congress, will you stand with racists or with immigrants?
Disavow Trump and stand with immigrant communities by supporting protections for Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status families and repealing the Muslim ban.
Why is this important?
We shouldn’t be surprised by Trump's comments about Black immigrants from Haiti and African nations. He has never hidden his racist, white supremacist agenda. What is shocking, however, is Congress' refusal to stop his racist attacks on immigrants.
We won't stand for this. Congress must repudiate Trump's hate , but not simply by saying they disagree with it. They must stand up for immigrant communities by passing protections for dreamers and TPS families immediately and by repealing the Muslim Ban.
On Monday, the Trump administration announced it was eliminating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 200,000 of our neighbors and loved ones from El Salvador who have lived in the U.S. for decades. This announcement is the latest in a rampage of attacks on immigrant communities, including canceling TPS for over 60,000 people from Haiti, Sudan, and Nicaragua, and putting 800,000 immigrant youth at risk of being deported and ripped from their homes by ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
And on Thursday, in response to a bipartisan Senate proposal to find a permanent solution for Dreamers and TPS recipients, Trump called Haiti and African countries "shitholes" in a White House meeting. This is beyond unacceptable! Trump's racist remark makes it painfully clear that he has no intention of working with Congress to find a solution for immigrant youth and families and no respect for our nation's immigration traditions or the incredible contributions immigrants have made. The only thing he intends to do is promote a white supremacist agenda that rips families apart and demonizes communities of color.