Pelosi: Dem Majority Will 'Reverse' Trump Efforts to Secure Border, Enforce Immigration Laws

Craig Bannister | December 3, 2018 | 12:41pm EST
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Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) (Screenshot)

Democrats will seek to undo President Donald Trump’s efforts to secure the border and enforce the nation’s immigration laws, House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) promised in a statement Saturday.

When her party assumes the House majority next term, it will pass a bill to allow illegal aliens to remain in the U.S., make it easier for illegal aliens to seek asylum in the U.S., and end separation of apprehended illegal alien families – all while thwarting the president’s efforts to build a border wall, Pelosi said:

“In the Majority, Democrats will work to reverse the Republicans’ destructive anti-immigrant agenda.

“Our House Democratic Majority will once again pass the Dream Act to end the uncertainty and fear inflicted on patriotic young men and women across the country. We will protect TPS [Temporary Protected Status] recipients and those fleeing unimaginable violence. And we will hold the Trump Administration accountable for their inhuman policy of separating families, and the trauma and anguish they have inflicted on vulnerable children and families at our border.

“Of course, we will meet our responsibility to provide strong, smart border security that serves our country’s needs, is consistent with our values, and doesn’t squander billions of dollars on a border wall.”

Pelosi’s statement does not explain how her party intends to “strong, smart border security” after reversing the Trump Administration’s efforts to do so.

"We will continue to work every day to ensure the American Dream remains in reach for everyone,” Pelosi concluded.

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