CVT Says Reject White House Immigration Demands | Center for Victims of Torture

CVT Says Reject White House Immigration Demands

Monday, October 9, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. and WASHINGTON — Last night, the White House released a set of “Immigration Principles and Policies” and insisted that Congress enact them as part of any legislation to allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients to stay in the United States. The Center for Victims of TortureTM (CVT) today calls on Congress to reject the White House’s demands.

“This hate-fueled immigration wish list is built on falsehoods and deception. The White House wants to close our country’s doors to refugees and vulnerable children, retraumatize torture survivors through expanded use of detention without parole, and further strip due process from more and more noncitizens in removal proceedings. And that’s just the beginning. These are not serious policy proposals. Congress should treat them accordingly.”— Scott Roehm, CVT director of the Washington office


The Center for Victims of Torture is a nonprofit organization headquartered in St. Paul, MN, with offices in Atlanta, GA, and Washington, D.C.; and healing initiatives in Africa and the Middle East.


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