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Cardin bashes Trump’s latest immigration plan

May 16th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly, released the following statement in response to the immigration proposal announced by President Trump Thursday.

 

“I fundamentally disagree with President Trump on his immigration policies, because I think he's trying to restrict the ability of good people to come to this country. We all want highly skilled people in this country and we have done much to discourage that by our immigration policies. We should fix our immigration policies to deal with it.

 

“The extreme immigration plan that President Trump unveiled today is not a serious proposal. The Senate already overwhelmingly rejected a similar proposal by a 39-60 vote last year. The Trump plan would waste more money on a border wall with Mexico, make it harder for families to reunify, and turn away refugees fleeing persecution in their home countries. The President does not try to propose any solution to protect Dreamers and those with Temporary Protected Status and provide them with a pathway to citizenship, which is a crisis of the President’s own making. Instead, the President should work with Congress based on the bipartisan bill that passed the Senate in 2013 with a 68-vote margin, which would reform our broken immigration system. Democrats have introduced comprehensive legislation to address the roots causes of migration from Central America, while improving our asylum system and combating human trafficking. 

 

“America’s strength is in our values and protecting people who are in danger has always been an American value. Congress should work to advance bipartisan immigration legislation with or without the President’s help.”

 

7 Responses to “Cardin bashes Trump’s latest immigration plan”

  1. May 16, 2019 at 7:27 pm, Kathy said:

    TRUMP 2020 ❤

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    • May 17, 2019 at 5:41 am, Karl Pinkerton said:

      My cats breath smells like catfood >

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  2. May 17, 2019 at 5:54 am, jackblack said:

    Mr. Cardin,the people can see right through your liberal/commie agenda——TRUMP 2020!!!

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  3. May 17, 2019 at 6:12 am, Brian said:

    I have a feeling that if White Collar jobs or being taken by illegal aliens a lot more we get done to keep them some coming in as long as it’s just blue collar jobs what does it matter

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  4. May 17, 2019 at 6:19 am, Karl Pinkerton said:

    Any functioning adult 2020!!!!

    Reply

  5. May 18, 2019 at 11:47 am, Karl Pinkerton said:

    Dump Trump 2020

    Reply

  6. May 19, 2019 at 5:47 pm, Terri Lynn Martin said:

    Cardin & Cummings along with Trone, Raskin…well, pretty much EVERY elected official from Cumberland, in DC & ANNAPOLIS, are this state’s Biggest POS -WORTHLESS POLITICAL HACKS-TOWING Dem Party Line, Power Hungry & Greedy Craps! Makes me ashamed 2b from MD- They’ve done NOTHING 4 this STATE & Actively assist in Destroying Entire Country too!
    Thanks to Gerrymandering & poor voting down state due to lack of participation, bad competition, blind trust-Plantation Mentality, etc…it’s unlikely there will ever be change!

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