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Despite 193-231 Failed Floor Vote, Rep. Mimi Walters Votes YES for Goodlatte’s Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Family Bill, Goes On Record As A Soldier for Trump’s Mass Deportation Force

In a purely symbolic, political act, House leaders forced a floor vote on Rep. Goodlatte’s “Securing America’s Future Act” to appease the extremists in their caucus. Although the Senate says they won’t take up either the Goodlatte or the Ryan-Trump immigration bills, supporters in the House have scheduled the Ryan-Trump bill for a vote tomorrow. 
 
Goodlatte’s bill would create a permanent underclass of immigrant young people, stop millions of families from reuniting with their loved ones by ending our family-based immigration system, eliminate the Diversity Visa program, which would disproportionately harm Black immigrants, hire 10,000 more border agents to militarize our communities, further exploit farmworkers, strip due process and protections from children and asylum seekers and most of all, build Trump’s wall and fund his mass deportation machine.  
 
Tomorrow, the House will vote for another similar bill, the Ryan-Trump bill. 
 
Below is a statement by Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, a member of the Value Our Families coalition: 
 
“Even though Senate leadership said they won’t take up the Goodlatte bill, Representative Walters made sure everyone knows she’s aligned with Donald Trump and his mass deportation force. This political stunt was just to give extremist politicians like Representative Walters any chance to escalate attacks on immigrants and advance their anti-immigrant agenda."
 
Contact: 
Jessica Jinn, (213) 241-8817, [email protected]
About Advancing Justice - LA: 
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles is the nation's largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building, Advancing Justice-LA focuses on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice.
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Thursday, June 21, 2018
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