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Robert Cruickshank, Senior Campaign Manager Democracy for America

January 13, 2018 by admin

Donald Trump once again revealed his white supremacist, bigoted views, this time in a meeting with Democrats about immigration yesterday:

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to African countries and Haiti. He then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met yesterday. — Washington Post, 1/11/18
Trump’s comments are horrible. But what’s worse is that Senate Democrats are willing to negotiate with Republicans to help Trump turn those comments into law.

Here’s the deal that Senate Democrats agreed to yesterday, before Trump blew it up by saying it wasn’t anti-immigrant enough:

“Trump would score some real policy victories. The deal will revamp but not end the visa lottery program, numerous sources said. The formula for so-called chain migration—the policy whereby lawful permanent residents can sponsor immigrants to the U.S.—was re-drawn in a way that alters the ability of those DREAMers to sponsor their relatives for legal status…The final deal will also include money for some sort of physical structure along the southern border.”– The Daily Beast, 1/11/18
Senate Democrats should not be giving in to Trump’s anti-immigrant racism. They should not be giving him limits on legal immigration or family reunification. And they absolutely must not be giving him money to build a wall.

Can you call Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and tell him to reject any deal with Trump and instead support a clean DREAM Act?

Yes, I’ll call Sen. Schumer now.

No, I can’t call, but I’ll chip in $3 or more to support efforts to pass a clean DREAM Act today.

There are Democrats who are fighting back and working to protect all immigrants. Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona spoke up in a closed-door meeting in Congress this week to criticize Democratic leaders for giving in to the far right.

The American people want and support a clean DREAM Act. They don’t want Democrats to help Trump limit the ability of families to stay together here in the United States. They don’t want to help Trump limit legal immigration to this country.

And they absolutely do not want Democrats to help Trump build a wall — no matter what term they come up with to describe it.

This is simple: Senate Democrats must fight for a clean DREAM Act. They cannot help Trump use this as a way to attack immigrants. They need to hear from you right now.

Can you call Sen. Chuck Schumer right now and tell him that they must support a clean DREAM Act — no side deals with Trump?

Yes, I’ll call Sen. Schumer now.

No, I can’t call, but I’ll pitch in $3 or more now to support the fight for a clean DREAM Act.

Thanks for making this urgent call.

– Robert

Robert Cruickshank, Senior Campaign Manager
Democracy for America


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