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For Immediate Release

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on New Immigration Rules

WASHINGTON — 

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement on the Department of Homeland Security’s new rules on enforcing executive orders on immigration:

“The rules announced today for implementing President Trump’s executive orders amount to nothing short of mass deportation. Instead of seriously addressing comprehensive immigration reform, this administration is throwing communities into chaos and fear.

“America is made stronger by the generations of immigrants who have come here willing to work hard, play by the rules and pay their fair share — no matter where they are from. Today’s steps threaten and undermine fundamental American values of hard work, family and community.”

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