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Congressional Progressive Caucus Leaders Call for No Border Wall Funding, Humane Immigration System in Government Funding

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, released the following statement regarding ongoing discussions about Congress’ December 7th deadline to fund the government.

“Congress cannot continue to stand by while President Trump relentlessly attacks immigrant communities. As negotiations continue over the FY19 DHS spending bill, we urge House and Senate Democratic leadership to hold strong in providing zero funding for Trump’s ill-conceived border wall, reducing funding for detention beds, and curbing inhumane border and interior enforcement.

“Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus have been unwavering in our call for a fair immigration process that upholds the dignity of all individuals. We will continue to oppose policies and funding levels that move us away from this goal and perpetuate harm against immigrant families.”

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