Contact: Jeremy Barousse
Director of Civic Engagement, SIREN
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Immigrants, DREAMers Gather for State of the Union Watch Party
After a year of anti-immigrant policies by the White House, Immigrants Share Their Experience in a year of Trump, reaction to State of the Union address
SAN JOSE -- On Tuesday, January 30th immigrants, DREAMers and allies will gather at the office of Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN) in San Jose to watch and react to Donald Trump’s first State of the Union. In his first year in office, Trump has advanced a white nationalist agenda that includes ending DACA and TPS for millions of immigrants, an unconstitutional travel ban on mostly Muslim countries, and has continued to demand billions of dollars for a ridiculous border wall.
Maricela Gutiérrez, Executive Director of SIREN said, “In the last year, Donald Trump has created a reign of terror for immigrant families. With his executive orders on immigration, the Muslim Ban, and termination of TPS and the DACA programs, he has clearly laid out his racist and anti-immigrant agenda. It is up to the community to push back against these hateful policies.”