JOINT STATEMENT FROM CONGRESSMAN SUOZZI, CONGRESSWOMAN RICE, AND COUNTY EXECUTIVE CURRAN ON RAIDS TARGETING IMMIGRANT FAMILIES THIS WEEKEND
“We strongly condemn the President’s plan to target thousands of immigrant families across the United States this weekend. On Long Island, immigrants are a valued and essential part of our communities. They are students, veterans, small businesses owners and taxpayers.
“This needless operation is not only cruel and inhumane, but it also represents a massive misallocation of important federal resources. Instead of focusing on dangerous criminals, the administration is once again targeting hardworking immigrants who are simply looking for a better life. Make no mistake, this policy will only further drive immigrant communities underground, it will lead to more family separations, and it will make us all less safe.
“America was founded on the idea that every person is entitled to basic human rights and that no one should have to live in fear. The President’s policy flies in that face of that idea.”