New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen), who escaped Cuba as a child, released the following statement Wednesday on President Trump’s upcoming immigration plans:
“Implementing policies that reverse our nation’s great long-standing tradition of embracing the world’s most vulnerable people is un-American.
“America is built on immigrants. The huddled masses yearning to breathe free have helped make America the place where people of all backgrounds and creeds can pursue life, liberty and happiness. It is not a place of unrealistic walls. It is not a place where we turn our backs on the world’s most vulnerable people. Refugees seeking freedom are not threats. They are our future neighbors, friends and family.
“I know this better than most. I’ve lived under a heartless and murderous regime that hated liberty. I know what it’s like to escape that reality and find freedom. I don’t want that opportunity ever denied to anyone in need.
“President Trump scored cheap political points on the campaign trail by targeting immigrants. It was horrifying. It’s even worse to see him put his un-American plans into action. I urge all people of goodwill to stand up to President Trump and remind him of America’s great tradition as a place where the world’s most vulnerable can find a ‘lamp beside the golden door.’”
Trump today is expected to direct federal funds toward building the promised wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
Why by building a wall does it show he’s anti LEGAL immigration?
Sounds like the speakers comments were directed at Yrumps plans to limit immigration from certain countries, not the wall.
Trumps plan calls for temporarily stopping immigration from countries that have a heavy terror presence and do not have a functioning government where background checks can be done properly.
That is common sense.The speaker, representes represents some heavily Muslim towns.
Strange how he wasn’t so concerned when Obama put a stop to immigration from Cuba.
As far as I understand Trump is not anti immigration. He is pro secure borders. People who want to come to the united states legally are welcome. Other countries (like Canada) have strict immigration policies. Nothing wrong with that. Just more libral propeganda.
Just a moron democrat blowing steam. Thank god trump won and we don’t need to care what stupid ppl think
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