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Trump’s SOTU Address Not Reflective of American Values

Atlanta, Georgia, February 6, 2019 — In his State of the Union address last night, President Trump continued pushing the same anti-immigrant agenda that led to the barbaric policies that ripped apart thousands of children from their families at the southern border. The majority of Americans continue to see through his desperate attempts to justify a border wall that is unfounded, unsupported, and damaging to border communities, as well as his demonization of the entire immigrant community.

Despite claiming he wants people to “come into our country in the largest numbers ever,” time and time again, Trump’s policies and actions have proven otherwise. The reality is families are still being separated at the border, and the Trump administration and GOP leaders continue to allow xenophobia to dictate policy, while immigrant families pay the consequences.

It’s time the administration stops its attacks on immigrants and immigrant families, and works to create real solutions that are reflective of American values and ideals, that welcome immigrants and diversity in order to strengthen our communities, our economy, and our nation.

Value Our Families protects, preserves, and strengthens the family immigration system and promotes an immigration system that is informed by love, empathy, and justice.