Gonzalez Fletcher Statement on Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration and Borders

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Latino Caucus Vice Chair Calls Trump’s Moves ‘Embarrassingly Un-America’

SACRAMENTO – (Wednesday, January 25, 2017) – California State Assemblywoman and California Latino Legislative Caucus Vice Chairwoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) made the following statement in response to Executive Orders issued by President Donald Trump today that will harm California’s immigrant community:

“My district is one the most diverse set of neighborhoods in the entire country. I represent immigrant communities that include the border with Mexico as well as one of our nation's largest refugee communities in City Heights. Donald Trump’s actions today run contrary to our most basic American values of compassion and inclusion.  He will jeopardize the lives of thousands of innocent men, women and children who are in harm’s way. Forcing police to freelance as border agents doesn’t make our communities safer, nor neither does wasting billions of American tax dollars to further divide our binational community with a border wall. This is embarrassingly un-American.”

For more information on the Trump Administration’s executive orders or to interview Assemblywoman Gonzalez, contact Evan McLaughlin at (916) 319-2080 or (619) 850-2790.

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher serves as Chair of the Assembly Appropriations Committee, Vice Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, and Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Women in the Workplace. She represents the 80th Assembly District, which includes Chula Vista, National City and the San Diego neighborhoods of City Heights, Barrio Logan, Paradise Hills, San Ysidro and Otay Mesa. For more information, visit http://asmdc.org/members/a80/.