Press Release

AFT President Randi Weingarten on Senate Immigration Votes

For Release: 

Thursday, February 15, 2018


Marcus Mrowka
202-531-0689 (cell)

WASHINGTON—Statement of AFT President Randi Weingarten on the Senate immigration votes:

"It's pathetic that the president of these United States would vilify immigrants, engage in xenophobic demagoguery, and use that rhetoric and his considerable bully pulpit to defeat any fair path to protect Dreamers—who are Americans in virtually every sense of the word and who have given so much to our country—even a path that provided substantial funds for his ‘wall.’ We are a nation of immigrants, including the president’s family, and we should build on that heritage instead of tearing it apart."

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The AFT represents 1.7 million pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; nurses and healthcare workers; and early childhood educators.