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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Rep. Bass Statement on Trump Immigration Plan

August 2, 2017
Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) responded to President Trump’s immigration plan that would slash legal immigration levels and eliminate multiple categories of family-based legal immigration and diversity visas.

“Today, the President continued his crusade against people that do not look like him. The President’s plan introduced by Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) is a seriously misguided piece of legislation that will not improve our outdated immigration system. Rather than celebrating the contributions of immigrants in our country, this policy automatically assumes immigrants bring nothing but harm. Having a spokesman alledge that this is to help the African American community is a thinly veiled attempt to divide communities of color and pit us against one another. We need comprehensive immigration reform that recognizes and embraces the contributions of immigrant families, not spurns them.”