Washington, D.C. – Today, billionaire and presidential candidate Tom Steyer released his immigration plan, A Welcoming Nation for All. In his plan, Steyer lays out a plan to reinstate and extend DACA, divert funding from ICE and CBP, and end privately owned concentration camps.
In addition, Steyer commits to decriminalize border crossings and will take legal action against DHS personnel who have committed human rights violations against immigrants and refugees.
Adrian Reyna, Strategy Director of United We Dream Action, said:
“United We Dream Action is encouraged by Tom Steyer’s immigration plan, which takes steps toward the movement led by immigrant youth to reject Trump’s immigration policies and reimagine a country where immigrants and refugees can live and thrive.
In his plan, Steyer outlines an end to the harmful policies of the Trump administration. Yet, he fails to call for a freeze on deportations or to end the cruel and unnecessary practice of immigration detention in his first 100 days as president. Without it, Steyer’s plan falls short of truly ending the cruelty of our country’s immigration system.
The next president must deliver a new path forward that rejects the notion of mass deportation and incarceration, and that treats people as less than human in the name of “safety.” Immigrant youth call on all presidential candidates to be bold and unabashed about their commitment to protecting immigrants and refugees by proposing policies that help people without hurting people.”