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.”