Resolutions Decry Efforts to Build a Wall Between US & Mexico & to Ban Muslim Immigration
Today Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) introduced two resolutions calling for Congress to reject efforts and proposals to ban Muslim immigrants and to build a wall between the United States and Mexico.
“America proudly celebrates religious freedom. The Statue of Liberty symbolizes our commitment to welcome immigrants from all over the world and to embrace our diversity,” said Assemblymember Levine. “Scapegoating immigrants won’t help the middle class, provide health care for the poor, make home ownership possible for millennials, pay off student debt, fix income inequality, or rebuild our crumbling infrastructure. History is replete with tragedies when people fail to act to protect human rights and freedoms. We must learn from the turning away of the St. Louis, the internment of Japanese Americans and the lessons of the civil rights movement. Scapegoating immigrants diminishes America’s standing in the world and in the eyes of our children.”