The following is a quote from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, reacting to the appearance and speech of Attorney General Jeff Sessions today at the southwestern border:
Attorney General Sessions is grandstanding at the border in an attempt to look tough and scare immigrants. It’s yet another example of the Trump Administration treating all immigrants as threats and as criminals. This is the smokescreen they use to justify their efforts to deport millions, to keep people out of the country, and, ultimately, to try and remake the racial and ethnic composition of America. The good news is this: Sessions isn’t going to win. He doesn’t understand how strong immigrants are, how powerful our nation’s values are, and how much support there is for immigrants in America.