White House Announces Plans to Slash Legal Immigration

August 2nd, 2017

Donald Trump, Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) announced a new version of a bill today that would restrict legal immigration in America.

In response, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, issued the following statement:

"Trump's plan to slash legal immigration is just another senseless attack on our country's values. Trump doesn't get that immigrants are good for America - good for our economy, our families and our communities, and this plan is just a mean-spirited fallback to vitriol and division. Americans will not be richer or safer if we stifle the labor force and drive families apart. This is not who we are as a nation, and we will continue to fight back against the Trump administration's self-defeating agenda."


The New York Immigration Coalition is an umbrella policy and advocacy organization for nearly 200 groups in New York State that work with immigrants and refugees.The NYIC aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all by promoting immigrants’ full civic participation, fostering their leadership, and providing a unified voice and a vehicle for collective action for New York’s diverse immigrant communities.