Schakowsky: Trump deportation plan ‘cruel, heartless’


U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) says President Trump’s plans to target millions of immigrants with his deportation force is “cruel and heartless.”

The details of the plan, provided by the Department of Homeland Security will broaden the scope of individuals targeted for deportation, Schakowsky says, and that “will tear more families apart – in some cases leaving American children without their parents.”

She says she has cosponsored the Protecting Our Border Communities Act and the Community Trust Act to push back against the President’s deportation plans, and that she will “fight any efforts in Congress to fund these inhumane orders.”

“In these troubling times, it is more important than ever for immigrants, their loved ones, and all those who will stand up for their neighbors – regardless of immigration status – to know their rights under the law,” Schakowsky says. “I am distributing materials to educate my constituents about their rights, and I encourage this information to be shared throughout our community.”

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