SÁNCHEZ ISSUES STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT’S IMMIGRATION ORDER

SÁNCHEZ ISSUES STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT’S IMMIGRATION ORDER

Calls for protection of constitutional rights and freedoms

BOSTON—Representative Jeffrey Sánchez (D-Jamaica Plain) issued the following statement in response to the President’s executive order on immigration:

“Donald Trump is building walls around himself at a time he should be opening a door to all Americans. As we saw on Saturday at women’s marches across the country, Americans are organized and ready to stand up against attacks on our constitutional rights.

“This unilateral order for the construction of a wall between the United States and Mexico is an irresponsible and ineffective use of American tax dollars. I stand against this and against calls for unconstitutional deportations without due process.

“The President’s executive order directs governors across the country to enter into immigration enforcement agreements with ICE. In the face of these threats, I encourage Governor Baker to stand up for all immigrants in the Commonwealth.

“We have many pressing issues to tackle here in our Commonwealth. Expending our limited resources to enforce federal immigration laws is not in our purview. We must continue to be a safe and welcoming place for all people.”

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3 Comments

  1. Nora Hussey
    February 3, 2017 at 18:32
    Reply

    Thank you, Representative Sanchez!

  2. Cynthia Koebert
    February 3, 2017 at 18:46
    Reply

    Jeffrey–

    We need you to add your name as a sponsor for the Safe Communities Act! In fact, we need the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to go on record as a SANCTUARY STATE and join the necessary lawsuits to ensure no federal funding is taken away from us for doing so. We need you to lead on this, please.

    Thank you. Cynthia Koebert, 20 Edge Hill Street, JP, MA 02130

    • February 6, 2017 at 15:05
      Reply

      Hello Cynthia,

      Thanks for the comment. Rep. Sánchez has signed on as a co-sponsor of the Safe Communities Act. Please continue to stay in touch!

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