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art by Favianna Rodriguez

Art by Favianna Rodriguez

“ You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. ” – César Chávez, UFW

Presente.org to Sen. Schumer: Speak Up for Immigrant Communities and Immigration Policies

Aug. 5, 2015

Statement from Arturo Carmona, Executive Director of Presente.org:

“Senator Schumer's silence on community trust policies is deeply concerning at a time when immigrant communities are under attack by anti-immigrant fearmongers like Donald Trump and his allies in Congress. The Senate's attack on cities with community trust policies would dismantle longstanding and vital protections for immigrant communities, harm public safety, and vastly expand the government's deportation machinery. Senator Schumer knows that this effort isn't about fighting crime, it's about scapegoating immigrants and stoking anti-immigrant fear and hatred for political gain. We are calling on Senator Schumer to speak up and not to betray immigrant communities, and to continue standing behind humane immigration policies.”