Cummings Issues Statement on President Trump’s Mass Deportation Plan

Feb 21, 2017
Press Release

Cummings Issues Statement on President  Trump’s Mass Deportation Plan


Washington, D.C. (Feb. 21, 2017)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement on new Department of Homeland Security memos outlining the Trump Administration’s mass deportation plan:

“I strongly condemn President Trump’s cruel mass deportation plan.  For those who held out hope for a compassionate, evidence-based immigration policy, the President’s executive orders on immigration enforcement and these implementation memos confirm their worst fears.  These actions represent a terrifying shift in our nation’s immigration policy, and they fly in the face of our most fundamental American values.  The President’s actions represent a dangerous approach to immigration that will break up families, incite fear, and threaten the public safety of our communities by driving some of our most vulnerable populations into the shadows.  This is an inhumane, irresponsible, and unacceptable approach to immigration enforcement.  We must not let mass deportation policies become our new normal.”

115th Congress