For Immediate Release
Thank You Sen. Schumer for Refusing to Fund Trump’s Border Wall
Immigrant advocates condemn waste of tax dollars on ridiculous wall
New York, NY - On Tuesday, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) met with President Trump, and refused a deal that would provide funding for a wall along the U.S Southern border.
President Trump is threatening to shutdown the government if Congress doesn’t fund the wall as part of the Department of Homeland Security budget.
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Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, issued the following statement:
“We're glad to see the Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, our Senator from New York, standing strong by refusing to waste tax-dollars on Trump's ridiculous wall. Americans across the country are counting on him, and our immigrant communities thank you. The United States can not afford a Trump shutdown.”
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