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October 8, 2017

Rep. Barragán Statement on Trump’s Immigration Principles

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Rep. Barragán statement on Trump’s immigration principles

SAN PEDRO, Calif—Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro) issued the following statement after President Trump released his immigration principles Sunday evening:

“These principles are a slap in the face to Dreamers everywhere who hoped Trump would stop treating them like bargaining chips.

Dreamers need the Dream Act, not another useless round of talk about a border wall, which would be ineffective and wasteful. Time is running out to find a solution for nearly 800,000 young men and women who came here as children. We should be looking for bipartisan areas of agreement. Instead, we got a  cruel wish list of repressive and anti-immigrant measures.

My colleagues and I will not stop fighting for the Dream Act. Now the real fight begins.”


Nanette Diaz Barragán is proud to represent California’s 44th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Carson, Compton, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, San Pedro, South Gate, Walnut Park, Watts, Willowbrook and Wilmington.