Pelosi: “We Will Hold the Administration Accountable for Its Dangerous Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Refugee Agenda’

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(Photo by Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

(Photo by Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) issued a statement on Saturday to recognize World Refugee Day, saying that the House of Representatives would hold the Trump Administration “accountable for its dangerous anti-immigrant, anti-refugee agenda.”

“This year’s UNHCR [UN Refugee Agency] report shows the heartbreaking reality of the ongoing refugee crisis, with nearly 80 million people, one percent of the global population, forcibly displaced, 40 percent of whom are innocent children,” Pelosi said.

“Shamefully, despite this growing crisis, the Trump Administration has significantly cut the number of refugees admitted to the United States, abandoning our international obligations and our history as a beacon of hope and opportunity for people around the world,” she said.

“This outrageous policy is made even worse by the administration’s deliberately cruel and inhumane treatment of asylum seekers at our southern border, including its barbaric family separation policy and the denial of basic human rights to vulnerable men, women and children,” she said, 

“These disgraceful actions undermine our bedrock values and have no place in our country,” Pelosi said.

“To honor all those who come to our country to find peace and to seek their American Dream, House Democrats will continue to demand the Senate vote on the House-passed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, to protect TPS and DED recipients and provide a pathway to citizenship,” she said. 

“We will hold the administration accountable for its dangerous anti-immigrant, anti-refugee agenda as we work to build a brighter and more prosperous future for all,” she said.

Here is the full text of Pelosi’s statement:

“On World Refugee Day, we take time to recognize the plight of all those forced from their homes by war, persecution and natural disaster, and recommit ourselves to combatting the evils that have torn their lives apart.  This year’s UNHCR report shows the heartbreaking reality of the ongoing refugee crisis, with nearly 80 million people, one percent of the global population, forcibly displaced, 40 percent of whom are innocent children.

“Shamefully, despite this growing crisis, the Trump Administration has significantly cut the number of refugees admitted to the United States, abandoning our international obligations and our history as a beacon of hope and opportunity for people around the world.  This outrageous policy is made even worse by the Administration’s deliberately cruel and inhumane treatment of asylum seekers at our southern border, including its barbaric family separation policy and the denial of basic human rights to vulnerable men, women and children.  These disgraceful actions undermine our bedrock values and have no place in our country.

“This year, we mark World Refugee Day as the world faces a global pandemic, threatening the well-being of all our communities, especially refugees who lack access to the resources needed to stay healthy and safe.  To honor all those who come to our country to find peace and to seek their American Dream, House Democrats will continue to demand the Senate vote on the House-passed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, to protect TPS and DED recipients and provide a pathway to citizenship.  We will hold the Administration accountable for its dangerous anti-immigrant, anti-refugee agenda as we work to build a brighter and more prosperous future for all.”



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