Voces de la Frontera Action Statement on Final Presidential Debate

October 19, 2016

MILWAUKEE, WI — In response to Wednesday night’s Presidential debate, Voces de la Frontera Action issued the following statement from Executive Director Christine Neumann-Ortiz:
“Tonight offered a clear choice. Hillary Clinton advanced concrete goals to make government more supportive of immigrants and working families. Trump continued to demonstrate that he is a danger, with his flippant attitude towards world affairs, his lack of knowledge on policy issues beside empty platitudes, and his continued divisive attacks against women, refugees and immigrants.

“Hillary Clinton contrasted a lifetime commitment to children and families in public service and lifted up the stories of the families who would be affected by Trump’s mass deportation proposals. She made a strong case for keeping immigrant families together and for a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented families in this country. She spoke up for undocumented workers taken advantage of by immoral employers like Trump himself, who did not pay undocumented Polish workers who built Trump Tower. She also called Trump out for not paying his taxes — or even releasing his tax returns — while over half of undocumented immigrants pay taxes. She pointed out his hypocrisy on free trade agreements, by pointing out how Trump has businesses in other countries and buys steel imported from China.
“Clinton pointed out her own world view has been shaped by her working class roots while Trump’s world view has been shaped by a lifetime of entitlement. She committed to make the wealthy pay their fair share to support Medicare and Social Security, expanded education access and job growth, while Trump advocated for more high tax cuts for the wealthy, which has now reached historic levels of disparity in the US. By setting out clear policies that support all workers and their families Clinton demonstrated a competence and compassion that Trump completely lacks.”

Contact: Christine Neumann-Ortiz, 414-736-2835, christine@vdlf.org


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