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Lofgren introduces further legislation to block Trump immigration executive orders

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Washington, February 8, 2017 | comments

WASHINGTON, DC – Following considerable public outcry in opposition to President Trump’s executive orders on immigration, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) this week introduced new legislation to rescind and defund Trump’s interior enforcement and border wall executive orders.

The Protecting Our Border Communities Act (H.R. 920) and The Community Trust Act (H.R. 921) will render null and void President Trump’s Executive orders issued on January 25, 2017 to construct a border wall and target all undocumented individuals for deportation, respectively.

These bills come on the heels of Lofgren’s SOLVE Act, legislation to reverse Trump’s unconstitutional refugee and travel ban, which has the support of 188 House Democrats.

“These executive orders will do virtually nothing to protect Americans, but leave hard working families to foot the bill for Trump’s irresponsible policies,” said Lofgren. “His border wall will squander over $15 billion. His interior enforcement order will harm public safety by substituting a top-down, anti-immigrant ideology in place of the judgement of local law enforcement officers. It bears reminding that Trump has a history riddled with projects that have left stakeholders with a raw deal, holding the bag for his mistakes. Now those stakeholders are millions of American taxpayers. Congress should act now to stop these irresponsible and dangerous orders.”

Full text of the Protecting Our Border Communities Act and the Community Trust Act can be found here.

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