CHICAGO – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement condemning President Donald Trump for fabricating an emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border in order bypass Congress, hide his own failures and build a wall that an overwhelming majority of Americans oppose:
“Donald Trump’s fabricated emergency at the border is a disgrace to the fundamental principles of our democracy. This is nothing more than theatre to distract for his inability to lead and work with Congress to enact comprehensive reforms to our broken immigration system. It is absolutely shameful for the president to fabricate a crisis for the sake of continuing to push his bigoted agenda. As legislators from a state with nearly two million immigrants, we urge the Illinois congressional delegation to act immediately and protect our system of government by initiating the process of rejecting this manufactured crisis and if necessary asking the courts to block the undemocratic actions of Donald Trump.”
The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus is a collective of legislators who represent districts throughout the state of Illinois and advocate on behalf of Latino families and the state’s vibrant immigrant community.