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“The raids that took place today have created senseless trauma and is an incredible waste of taxpayer dollars,” said Rep. Bass. “Under this Administration, roughly 680 men, women, fathers, mothers, and care-takers were arrested and held for hours. Although some were released, many of these individuals were unable to pick up their children from their first day of school. Now, those innocent children will continue to endure additional trauma as they are placed into the child warfare system. Our child warfare system is designed to protect children from abusive and neglectful parents.
“Yatta Kiazolu is a constituent who has never lived in or visited Liberia but was facing possible deportation there until today. Today’s extension of temporary protections for an estimated 4,000 Liberians living in the United States, many of whom who now know Los Angeles as their home, is relieving but insufficient. I look forward to working with my colleagues on a permanent solution and a path to citizenship for people like Yatta, who moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of obtaining a Ph.D. at UCLA.
“This declaration has more to do with the President’s bruised ego than actually doing what is best for America. The author of The Art of The Deal couldn’t make a deal to build a wall. This is a fake solution to a fake crisis and we must stand firm in keeping the nation focused on the real issues impacting Americans.
“Tonight, the President again came to the halls of Congress and ironically attempted to push an agenda of unity.
“He said we should reject the politics of revenge and embrace cooperation on the same day that he taunted the Senate Minority Leader on Twitter about election results.
“Within the first few minutes of his speech, the President touted getting families off of food stamps. He stood there just months after pushing an agenda to eliminate SNAP for families across America.
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