Pelosi Statement on Trump Administration’s Planned Raids on San Francisco
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement following news reports that the Trump Administration was planning a massive immigration raid in San Francisco and throughout Northern California, with the goal of arresting more than 1,500 people:
“The Trump Administration’s deeply shameful plans to conduct immigration raids in California are an act of pure malice. Hard-working immigrants will be targeted and their families torn apart, simply for being Californians. This vast immigration dragnet is purpose-built to instill fear in our communities. These raids will certainly not make Americans safer.
“The people of San Francisco know that our immigrants are the constant reinvigoration of our community and our nation. We will continue to speak out against the Administration’s cynical, cowardly attempts to turn our local police forces into deportation forces, and we pledge to keep our doors and hearts open to immigrants and newcomers to our nation.”