Washington, D.C. — President Trump tweeted last night that he will issue an executive order suspending all immigration into the United States. Latino Victory Executive Director Mayra Macías issued the following statement:
“Trump is once again using his old playbook of scapegoating immigrants to cover up his failures. But we will not be fooled–he’s doing it to distract us from his disastrous response to the coronavirus pandemic. He’s not taking responsibility for the thousands of lives lost, for the millions of jobs lost, and for the lack of support for our health care workers who are on the frontlines saving lives. No amount of distraction will hide the economic hardships nor the pain of mourning a loved one suffered by millions. Voters will not forget Trump’s callous disregard for their well-being and economic stability when they go to the ballot box in November.”
Trump is doing what he does best: abdicating his responsibility as commander-in-chief and throwing red meat at his base by scapegoating immigrants.
Regardless, this is an abhorrent decision. https://t.co/l7lhWMyd42
— Latino Victory (@latinovictoryus) April 21, 2020