WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2019The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in response to President Trump's announcement of an extension of amnesty in exchange for a down payment on the border wall:

“Trading any form of amnesty for a small down payment on the border wall is not only a bad deal, but a betrayal of the trust of the American people.  For the last two decades, Congress has promised to secure the borders and it has repeatedly failed. 

“Unfortunately, talk of an amnesty – or an extension of amnesty – will only exacerbate the current humanitarian and public safety crisis on the border and result in more, not less, illegal immigration. 

“The outright refusal of Democratic leaders to acknowledge the need for a border wall and their immediate rejection of the president's proposal underscores how far left the Democrats have drifted and the enormous amount of weight the open borders lobby carries within their party.”

 Contact:  Dave Ray, 202.368.7872 or [email protected]

ABOUT FAIR            

Founded in 1979, FAIR is the country's largest immigration reform group. With over 2 million members and supporters nationwide, FAIR fights for immigration policies that serve national interests, not special interests. FAIR believes that immigration reform must enhance national security, improve the economy, protect jobs, preserve our environment, and establish a rule of law that is recognized and enforced.

SOURCE Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)

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