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Rep. Higgins Responds to the Administration’s Immigration Policies

Jun 26, 2018
Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) took to the Floor of the House of Representatives to address the harmful immigration actions of the Trump Administration.  This comes in response to the recent White House directive separating refugee children from their families and the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Trump Muslim ban. 

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Congressman Higgins’ remarks are below: 

“Mr. Speaker, the communities I represent in Buffalo and Western New York have a long, proud tradition of welcoming immigrants and refugees from all over the world. 

“We’re a City of Good Neighbors and a nation of immigrants. 

“The Trump Administration’s imposition of a Muslim travel ban, proposals to build the wall, and egregious policies to terrorize kids and tear families apart appeals to the tribal instincts of the weak and the paranoid among us. 

“Americans respect the rule of law, hard work and hard truth.  We are measured as a nation by power and strength certainly but equally by goodness and compassion. 

“These are the values that made America great again, again, and again.”