Donald Trump's Rhetoric Continues to Ignore Harsh Realities of Mass Deportations

May 5, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, LULAC National Executive Director Brent Wilkes issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump's NBC Nightly News interview where he reiterated his call for mass deportation of undocumented immigrants.

“Almost immediately after securing the Republican nomination for president, Donald Trump addressed the issue of how best to deal with our broken immigration system by reiterating his call to deport millions of undocumented families who currently live in the United States.

"Thus far, using hate-filled rhetoric and anti-immigrant proposals have allowed him to gain support from his disconnected base. We remain confident however, that the general election results will show that the American people will reject Trump’s hate-filled message and not allow him to destroy a principle that so many of us hold dear–that our country is a land of opportunity for all those who work hard and play by the rules.”

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The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.LULAC.org.

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