Washington, DC—In anticipation of executive orders today from President Trump on the construction of a U.S./Mexico border wall and a temporary refugee ban, League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:
“These profoundly sad and cynical actions do nothing to address the real challenges facing our country. Our government’s job is to protect people, not turn its back on them.
If President Trump was as concerned about our nation’s true national security issues, he would be tackling climate change head-on while safeguarding refugees and immigrants from the worst impacts of a warming planet and ongoing turbulence in their homelands.
LCV will continue to fight for a safe and secure planet for all of us.”