Congresswoman Norma Torres

Representing the 35th District of California
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Statement on Trump's Ongoing Attacks on Immigrant Communities

August 28, 2017
Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s ongoing attacks against immigrant communities following reports that he intends to end the DACA program as early as this week:


“It is shocking that with all of the challenges facing our country, the President is continuing his incessant attacks on hard-working immigrants.  This past Friday, with the eyes of the nation on Texas and Hurricane Harvey, the President pardoned former Sherriff Joe Arpaio, a man infamous for terrorizing immigrant communities and found guilty by the courts for racial profiling. Now, as thousands face catastrophic conditions in Texas, we are hearing reports that the President may bring an end to the DACA program in the coming days.


“Dreamers are brave young men and women who embody American values.  They deserve certainty, compassion, and an opportunity to contribute to the only country many have ever known.  They do not deserve to be the target of Trump’s latest anti-immigrant crusade.


“As an immigrant, as a Member of Congress, and as an American, I can assure the President that we are watching his every move.  We will not be distracted, and we will not stand by while he rips apart our communities and places thousands of hard-working young people at risk.  Far too much is at stake, not only for Dreamers, but for the very future of our country.”