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Indivisible Reacts to Trump Statements on Birthright Citizenship

10/30/2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 30, 2018
Contact: Emily Phelps | press@indivisible.org

Washington, DC—Today, Leah Greenberg, co-executive director of the Indivisible Project, issued the following statement:

“Attacking immigrants is the oldest trick in Trump’s racist, xenophobic playbook. And his latest suggestion regarding birthright citizenship is completely unconstitutional, full stop. The Fourteenth Amendment guarantees that a person born in the United States is a United States citizen. This move is intended to scare immigrants and to try to mobilize his base.

“This Trump brand of hate is nothing new:  there are reports that Trump is planning to seal the U.S. border to asylum seekers, denying them their legal right to claim asylum. He continues to threaten a government shutdown unless Congress funds his unnecessary and racist border wall. He has issued a new proposed regulation that would punish immigrant families for being poor, and that could deny them the ability to become U.S. citizens in the future. These are just the latest attacks from an administration that has relied on racism and xenophobia to guide its policies, from the Muslim Ban and the elimination of the DACA program, to forcibly separating children from their parents at the border.

“With this latest announcement, Trump’s closing argument is clear. And so is ours: the Indivisible movement stands with the immigrant community today and with the Jewish and black communities still reeling from hate and violence.  We will continue to work harder than ever for the next seven days, determined to see all of the Trump administration’s enablers held accountable for the hatred and cruelty they’ve unleashed.”

 

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