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This resolution states that immigrants and their descendants have made America stronger and naturalized citizens are just as American as those whose families have been in the United States for generations. It also expresses a commitment to keep America open to those who lawfully seek refuge from violence and oppression and those willing to work hard to achieve the American Dream, regardless of race, ethnicity, faith, or country of origin.

The resolution strongly condemns as racist the President’s comments about immigrants and those who look to the President like immigrants and states that these have legitimized hatred of new Americans and people of color, including his reference to immigrants and asylum seekers as “invaders.”

Policy Area


Legislative Terms

  • citizenship and naturalization
  • house of representatives
  • immigration status and procedures
  • members of congress
  • presidents and presidential powers, vice presidents
  • racial and ethnic relations
  • refugees, asylum, displaced persons