Senator Cruz-Perez Statement on Trump’s Executive Order on Immigrant Families

Nilsa Cruz Perez

TRENTON – Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez issued the following statement today following President Trump’s executive orders signed to build an American taxpayer-funded wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and block federal resources to cities that protect undocumented immigrants:

“President Trump’s focus on building a 2,000-mile wall along our Mexican border when bridges, tunnels and highways are crumbling around us is not only bad policy but a gross miscalculation of where our priorities should be focused.

“He began his campaign by insulting and degrading Mexicans, an ever-growing and important population in New Jersey.

“We are deeply committed to protecting all of our residents in New Jersey, citizens and immigrants alike, who weave the vibrant web of diversity that we value in our communities and of which we are immensely proud as the most diverse state in the nation.”