Chairman Crowley Statement on President Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Executive Orders

January 25, 2017
Press Release

(Queens, NY) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) released the following statement after President Trump signed two executive orders today that would force taxpayers to pay for a unnecessary wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and block federal funding to sanctuary cities, including New York City.

“These executive orders are an inhumane attack on immigrant families and communities. If the president was actually serious about tackling our nation’s broken immigration system, he would join Democrats in supporting comprehensive reform that strengthens border security in an intelligent way. Instead, he’s chosen to deny the fact that our border is more secure than ever in order to push forward a border wall that will cost American taxpayers billions of dollars and to punish cities that not only welcome immigrants openly, but that encourage productive relationships between law enforcement and the immigrant communities they serve.

“House Democrats will continue to stand up against this type of xenophobia and will continue to fight for commonsense immigration reform.”