Pelosi Kills Trump’s Immigration Plan Before It Even Reaches The House

Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a statement declaring Trump’s immigration plan dead on arrival before it even reaches the House.

Speaker Pelosi said in a statement provided to PoliticusUSA:

This dead-on-arrival plan is not a remotely serious proposal.

The White House has repackaged the worst of its past failed immigration plans: greenlighting the Administration’s barbaric family detention policies, reviving the President’s ineffective and wasteful wall, completely abandoning our patriotic and determined Dreamers and gutting our asylum and refugee protections, which the evangelical community has called the ‘crown jewel of American humanitarianism.’ To say that this plan’s application criteria are ‘merit-based’ is the height of condescension.

Democrats continue to fight for immigration reform that secures our borders, protects our workers, unites our families, defends our Dreamers and provides an earned pathway to citizenship. We look forward to working with the White House on serious and smart solutions that reflect our nation’s values and interests.

Trump’s Immigration Plan Was More Of The Same

Nancy Pelosi had it right. Trump’s immigration plan isn’t a plan. It is a collection of the same hate-filled talking points and cruelty toward migrants that Trump has been pushing for years. The White House proposal drew criticism from Republicans and Democrats. It has no chance of ever becoming law. It isn’t even legislation yet.

The immigration event was another chance for Trump to use the presidential platform to divide the country between white and non-white. There was no merit-based plan, just a president attacking migrants because he sees it as his path to winning reelection in 2020.

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