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White House Announces Plans to Slash Legal Immigration

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Siobhan Dingwall,  Cell Phone: 510 685 6608,  E-mail: sdingwall@nyic.org
New Yor  (Wednesday, August 2, 2017)

White House Announces Plans to Slash Legal Immigration

Donald Trump, Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) announced a new version of a bill today that would restrict legal immigration in America. 

In response, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, issued the following statement:

"Trump's plan to slash legal immigration is just another senseless attack on our country's values. Trump doesn't get that immigrants are good for America - good for our economy, our families and our communities, and this plan is just a mean-spirited fallback to vitriol and division. Americans will not be richer or safer if we stifle the labor force and drive families apart. This is not who we are as a nation, and we will continue to fight back against the Trump administration's self-defeating agenda."

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The New York Immigration Coalition is an umbrella policy and advocacy organization for nearly 200 groups in New York State that work with immigrants and refugees.The NYIC aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all by promoting immigrants’ full civic participation, fostering their leadership, and providing a unified voice and a vehicle for collective action for New York’s diverse immigrant communities.

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