Brent Wilkes, LULAC National Executive Director, released the following statement in response to yesterday’s hearing on ending birthright citizenship in the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
“The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security’s hearing on ending birthright citizenship was a cynical move by anti-immigrant members of Congress to garner support from their political base and reflects their xenophobic attitudes towards the immigrant community.
LULAC condemns any attempts by members of Congress to utilize scare tactics and false statements to galvanize the support of radical anti-immigrant voters at the expense of immigrant families. Last week, LULAC helped defeat anti-immigrant amendments in the Senate. This week we will work to fight against attempts in the House of Representatives to pass anti-immigrant legislation and repeal birthright citizenship.”