Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley released the following statement in response to the release of the Department of Homeland Security’s memos that provides guidance based on President Trump’s executive order on immigration enforcement:

“The new guidelines released by DHS, under the direction of President Trump’s Executive Order, show a willingness to pursue a cavalier immigration enforcement policy even at the cost of the safety and well-being of our communities, our democratic principles of justice, and basic human decency.”

“Rather than demonizing and denigrating immigrants, and the fundamentals of our Constitution in the process, we should pass comprehensive immigration reform that will not only protect our borders, but uphold our values as a nation.”

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