As you know, I am on the front line of the fight in Washington to protect our immigrant communities from this new administration.
And today, President Trump escalated this struggle with a series of executive orders that will tear families apart while weakening our public safety and national security.
Here’s the deal: creating a deportation force to target immigrant families who are contributing to our society is not a show of strength. Asking taxpayers to pay for an unrealistic border wall is not a solution. And telling cities to deny public safety, education, and health services to kids and families is irresponsible and cruel.
Because of these executive orders, our nation is now less safe: immigrants will report fewer crimes, more families will live in fear, and our communities and local economies will suffer.
California has an outsized stake in this fight. No state has more immigrants than we do — both documented and undocumented. I intend to continue fighting back aggressively and speaking up for the vulnerable communities that are being attacked by this administration.
In the face of these dishonorable actions by President Trump, we must continue to choose action and hope. We must fight together to undo the damage being done to our country by this administration.
In my first public appearance as your Senator, I chose with great purpose to be at the headquarters of the CHIRLA Action Fund, a nonprofit that fights for full inclusion of immigrant families throughout California.
As I said then, I want every immigrant in our state and around the country to know this: “Kamala está luchando por ti. Kamala is fighting for you.”
Right now is a time to dig deep and unite our communities to oppose the radical agenda that is being forced upon us. Millions of people are counting on us — will you take action today?
Thanks for everything you do. Stay engaged.