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Representative Dwight Evans

Representing the 2nd District of Pennsylvania

Immigration

I am a strong supporter of comprehensive immigration reform. I believe in an immigration reform system that keeps families united and develops a path to citizenship.

The city of Philadelphia has a long history of supporting our bright and vibrant immigrant community and I am proud to say Philly stands with other cities nationwide as a Sanctuary City.

As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now." We have an obligation to build a stronger tomorrow for all members of our communities.

The incredibly aggressive efforts by the Trump Administration to detain and deport law-abiding immigrants when those resources could be allocated to violent offenders represents a misplaced diversion of resources. 

I am committed to securing our borders but am exasperated by the talk of building a wall.  This idea is offensive and un-American.

For more information about my work on Immigration, please contact my office.

 

Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced its plans to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.