Pelosi: Trump’s ‘New Threat of a Mass Deportation Dragnet is An Act of Utter Malice and Bigotry’

By CNSNews.com Staff | June 19, 2019 | 4:37pm EDT
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(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi put out a statement on Tuesday saying that President Trump’s Tweeted plan to have Immigration and Customs Enforcement begin a process next week to remove “millions of illegal aliens” was “an act of utter malice and bigotry.”

“The President’s new threat of a mass deportation dragnet is an act of utter malice and bigotry, designed solely to inject fear in our communities,” Pelosi said. “This plan revives the horror of the President’s family separation policy, inflicting its inhumanity on countless hard-working families across America.”

“Since Day One, the Administration’s failed policies--from family separation, to child incarceration, to gutting asylum protections--have created senseless tragedy and heartbreak both at the border and throughout our country, and have turned America’s back on a decades-long, bipartisan understanding of the value of immigrants to our nation,” she said.

In a Tweet sent out on Monday, Trump said: “Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in. Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job stopping people….”

In a following Tweet, Trump said: “…long before they get to our Southern Border. Guatemala is getting ready to sign a Safe-Third Agreement. The only ones who won’t do anything are the Democrats in Congress. They must vote to get rid of the loopholes, and fix asylum! If so, Border Crisis will end quickly!”

Here is the full text of Pelosi’s statement:

Pelosi Statement on President Trump’s Threats of a New Mass Deportation Dragnet

June 18, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the President’s threat to arrest and deport millions of immigrants, and to specifically target families:

“The President’s new threat of a mass deportation dragnet is an act of utter malice and bigotry, designed solely to inject fear in our communities. This plan revives the horror of the President’s family separation policy, inflicting its inhumanity on countless hard-working families across America.

“Since Day One, the Administration’s failed policies – from family separation, to child incarceration, to gutting asylum protections – have created senseless tragedy and heartbreak both at the border and throughout our country, and have turned America’s back on a decades-long, bipartisan understanding of the value of immigrants to our nation.

“The President must walk away from these cruel, ineffective and discriminatory policies, and work with Democrats to support smart, effective immigration reform that honors our values and keeps families together and safe. The President must also stop sabotaging good-faith, constructive and bipartisan efforts in Congress to address the root causes of the situation by blocking funding for humanitarian efforts in Central America.”

 

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