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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Opposes Trump Administration Policy Denying Asylum to Most Domestic and Gang Violence Victims

Jun 12, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration announcing a binding legal ruling that bars most victims of domestic abuse and gang violence from receiving asylum:

 

“This latest unilateral decision by the Trump Administration to deny most victims of domestic abuse and gang violence asylum betrays our most deeply held values. It adds to a long list of policies that convey the clear contempt those in the White House have for immigrants and other minorities. We cannot ignore the pleas of women fleeing life-threatening conditions to turn them away at our border. We are a nation of nations, and we need to, once again, honor our shared humanity in order to restore our place as the leader of the free world.

 

“I call on my colleagues across the aisle in Congress to condemn the Administration’s policy and work to overturn his terribly misguided directive.”

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