WASHINGTON— In response to the White House’s latest immigration proposal, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement:
“President Trump has shown yet again that he is not serious about protecting Dreamers. This insidious list of immigration proposals is nothing more than a nativist, anti-immigrant wish list. Dreamers are not pawns to be used in a political chess match. We need a real solution. Any legislative proposal that follows this one-pager would be dead on arrival. This one is a recipe for disaster, and members of Congress should not be fooled.”
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its 200-plus member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.