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February 24, 2017

Aguilar Holds Immigration Town Hall with San Bernardino Valley College Dreamers

Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar held an Immigration and Dreamers Town Hall at San Bernardino Valley College to give a federal update on immigration actions and to hear form Dreamers and staff at the college’s Dreamer Resource Center.

“Dreamers and many in the immigrant community are terrified—so it’s my responsibility to be here to answer any questions they have, provide additional information and to remind them that I am their advocate. And I’m not going anywhere,” said Rep. Aguilar. He continued, “President Trump’s vilification of the immigrant community has caused real harm both in terms of policy and practice. Rather than focus on creating jobs or investing in our nation’s crumbling infrastructure – as he promised – he has prioritized mass deportations. This has to stop. Solving our immigration crisis is about keeping families together, not demonizing parents for wanting to give their children a better life.”

Representatives from the Mexican and Guatemalan consulates were also present to provide students with additional information about their rights and how the respective countries have been working with the United States government in light of new immigration protocol.

Rep. Aguilar is a stalwart supporter of comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship and is an ally for the immigrant community. He has opposed President Trump’s xenophobic actions and rhetoric and is committed to working with Democrats and Republicans on a solution to our nation’s immigration crisis that keeps families together.