Pelosi Statement on Immigration Priorities
Washington, D.C. – Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi released this statement reaffirming the House Democratic Majority’s commitment to addressing critical immigration issues in the new Congress, following a letter from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus:
“America draws strength from our long, proud heritage as a nation of immigrants. In the Majority, Democrats will work to reverse the Republicans’ destructive anti-immigrant agenda.
“Our House Democratic Majority will once again pass the Dream Act to end the uncertainty and fear inflicted on patriotic young men and women across the country. We will protect TPS recipients and those fleeing unimaginable violence. And we will hold the Trump Administration accountable for their inhuman policy of separating families, and the trauma and anguish they have inflicted on vulnerable children and families at our border.
“Of course, we will meet our responsibility to provide strong, smart border security that serves our country’s needs, is consistent with our values, and doesn’t squander billions of dollars on a border wall.
“Democrats know that immigrants, with their courage, optimism and determination to make the future better for their families, make America more American. We will continue to work every day to ensure the American Dream remains in reach for everyone.”