Ilhan Omar: congressional immigrants will fight against increasing 10% immigration fees when making petitions

Ilham Omar and a group of other congressmen of the new convocation of the number of immigrants in the first generation, today made a sharp criticism of the suggestions of Donald trump to introduce a 10 percent allowance for immigration fees for filing petitions aimed at reducing the Federal budget deficit.

Ilhan Omar: congressional immigrants will fight against increasing 10% immigration fees when making petitionsLorie Shaull/CC/flickr

A group of Democrats in the composition of Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Norma George. Torres (D-CA), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) ), Salud Carbajal (D-CA), jesús G. «Chuy» Garcia (D-IL), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Raja Krishnamurthy (D-IL), Ted Liu (D-CA), Tom Malinowski ( D-NJ), Debbie Moukarzel-Powell (D-FL) and Albio Cyrus (D-NJ) signed a joint statement which called the idea of the White house «cruel» plan:

«As first generation immigrants, we are shocked by the administration’s proposal to increase immigration fees. The administration has not provided justification for the fee increase for the hardworking, law-abiding immigrants… Although the President trump has repeatedly stated that he is focused on the dangers of illegal immigration, this unfounded and cruel sentence makes clear that his real purpose is to counter the immigration, even if conducted through the appropriate channels. If the administration seriously intends to pursue this policy, we will do our best to block it».

The idea of a 10% premium contained in the draft Budget trump 2020, as a measure designed to Fund Federal revenues by $ 5 billion over 10 years. Immigrant advocacy groups also criticized the plan criticized. Defund Hate, which includes United We Dream, the American civil liberties Union, the Union of Asian Americans and Heartland Alliance, issued a statement, calling the budget is anti-immigration:

«This budget significantly expands the possibility of being deported, a surveillance system, an unjust system of immigration detention… the Struggle to prevent funding anti-immigrant program trump is more important than ever before.»