June 20, 2018

President Trump’s Immigration Executive Order Long Overdue

President Trump just signed an executive order ending the separation of immigrant families at the border. Linda Chavez director and spokeswoman for the Becoming American Initiative released the following statement:

“Ending the inhumane practice of separating immigrant families at the border is long overdue. President Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy has been in vast contradiction to ‘give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.’ Our immigration system is broken, but treating children like criminals is not a proper fix. Congress needs to now step in and make this change permanent by passing appropriate legislation aimed at protecting immigrants who are looking to contribute to American society.”