The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in response to President Trump’s speech in Yuma, Arizona today, in which he accused Joe Biden of being a radical on immigration.
“The vast majority of Americans believe in a commonsense approach to immigration. It starts with creating a roadmap to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants who work and live in our nation. This policy stance is the cornerstone of the Joe Biden and Kamala Harris approach to immigration.
Donald Trump and the GOP have a vastly different approach to immigration. Together they have created a roadmap to cruelty, division and racism. He separates families, attacks Dreamers, raids taxpayer funds for a costly and ineffective border wall, and exploits a pandemic he otherwise ignores to close off virtually all immigration.
The real radical is Trump.
Trump rails about immigrants and yet stands by while 170,000 Americans and counting die. He comes to Arizona, a hot spot for Covid-19 because the governor listened to Trump, and he has nothing to say about it. Nothing. He whistles past the graveyard and brags about a wall. He uses racism and xenophobia in a cynical and desperate attempt to change the subject. He divides to distract and deflect.
America desperately needs a leader who will bring us together to face our challenges, not a con man who kills through his neglect.”