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LCV, Chispa Statements on the Trump Administration’s Family Separation Raids

Jul 12, 2019

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 202-454-4573

Washington, D.C. — In anticipation of the Trump administration’s expected deportation raids beginning this Sunday, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and LCV’s community organizing program Chispa issued the following statements:

“We should not and will not stand for the Trump administration’s abuses of power that scare our communities,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski. “LCV stands with immigrants, many of whom fled their home countries to escape the devastating impacts of the climate crisis, and condemns Trump’s inhumane ICE raids. We are fighting for a future where all of our communities are protected from harm.”

“This is a cold-blooded, manufactured crisis aimed at separating families, persecuting immigrant communities, and further dividing the public,” said Chispa National Director Fernando Cazares. “The raids are a shameful misuse of federal funds that will devastate our communities and cultivate fear and collective distrust in our institutions.”