Washington January 26, 2018 – Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the White House immigration framework:

“President Trump and Republicans cannot be allowed to use Dreamers as a bargaining chip for their wish list of anti-immigrant policies. Twenty-five billion for an unnecessary wall, billions to break up families through raids in communities, the loss of protections for unaccompanied immigrant children and the elimination of family-based immigration are all non-starters.

“The take-it-or–leave-it proposals put out by the White House will not make our country safer and will only serve to encourage illegal immigration because families will not be permitted to lawfully reunite.

“It’s time to pass the Dream Act, which is bipartisan. Then we can work toward comprehensive immigration reform.”