WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released a statement on Friday on President Trump’s immigration framework. President Trump’s plan would allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients to stay legally in the United States, but threatens to restrict family-based immigration, fund a border wall at an unnecessarily high level, and increase deportations.
“President Trump’s so-called immigration framework is a total non-starter. It uses Connecticut Dreamers as a bargaining chip to build a wall and rip thousands of families apart,” said Murphy. “It looks like President Trump has no intention of actually working on a bipartisan deal that protects Dreamers and makes sensible changes to our immigration laws. He’s trying to turn our nation against immigrants – preying on the worst kind of prejudice and ignoring the fact that immigration boosts our economy and grows jobs.”