Naperville, IL – Today, Bill Foster for Congress released the following statement for #FamiliesBelongTogether rally in Joliet and around the country.
“President Trump, his administration, and his Congressional allies have shown their true colors. Their vicious and heartless actions over the past few weeks have demonstrated their priorities. It is clear, now more than ever, that this President and his allies care more about scoring political points than about the safety of other human beings. From separating families at the border, to caging children like animals, to the complete unwillingness to follow the rule of law and reunite families who are simply seeking a better life for themselves and their children, this President, this administration, and this Congress have demonstrated exactly the type of people they are.
The actions taken by this administration over the past few weeks do not represent who we are and what we are capable of as a country. We are a welcoming country; we are a country of opportunity. But above all, we are a country that cares about the well-being of other human beings.
We have a lot of work to do as a country. We need to fix our broken immigration system with comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship. We need to support those in need, and treat people, no matter their nationally, heritage, or background, with the respect and care that human beings deserve. But first we need to reunite these families, because families belong together.”