WASHINGTON – Rep. Linda Sánchez (CA-38), vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement on Wednesday regarding President Donald Trump’s Anti-Immigrant executive orders:
“America is and always will be a nation of immigrants and refugees. The story of our country is of people from all over the world who came here in search of a better life. The anti-immigrant executive orders signed today by President Trump run counter to the best values and traditions of our country. The United States is the shining light of freedom, liberty, and prosperity to the world. We welcome all who are willing to work hard to achieve their American dream. A wall is the exact opposite of what America stands for.
“What’s worse, like his broken promise to show his tax returns after the election, President Trump has no capability to tell the truth about who will pay for his beloved wall. One way or another Americans will end up footing the bill for this absurd reckless spending. This is a waste of everyone’s time and money, and does not address the fundamental need for comprehensive reform to fix our broken immigration system. If history has taught us anything it is that walls are expensive, unnecessary and people ultimately find ways around them.”