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CHC Chair Statement on Trump “Shithole Countries” Comment

Jan 11, 2018
Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) issued the following statement in response to reports that Donald Trump attacked immigration from “shithole countries” like Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries:
“The President’s statement is shameful, abhorrent, unpresidential, and deserves our strongest condemnation. We must use our voices to ensure that our nation never returns to the days when ignorance, prejudice, and racism dictated our decision making.
“Our nation’s strength and the American Dream stem from our immigrant roots and diversity. This uninformed, zero-sum type of thinking has never led to prosperity for all, it’s only ever threatened opportunity for all.
“The Congressional Hispanic Caucus calls on every member of Congress to reject this vile statement, which erodes the moral fiber that binds us together as Americans. Now, Congress must set the example by rising above this comment and finding bipartisan solutions to the issues before us.”
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.
Media Contact:
Carlos Paz Jr.