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Filemon Vela

Representing the 34 District of Texas

VELA RELEASES STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION PLAN

August 3, 2017
Press Release

VELA RELEASES STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION PLAN

Washington, DC - Today, Representative Filemon Vela (D–Brownsville) released the following statement after President Trump announced his endorsement of a plan to limit legal immigration:

“President Trump’s endorsement of policies that rip families apart and slash legal migration to the United States is stupid and shortsighted. The idea that poor immigrants are a drag on society is simply not true. He seems to forget that his own mother, Mary Anne Macleod, came into this country from Scotland as a domestic worker, with only fifty dollars in her pocket. In other words, this policy would have barred entry to his mother. And without his immigrant, low-wage mother, President Trump would not exist today. If that's not the height of hypocrisy, then I don't know what is.”

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