New York, NY — Planned Parenthood released the statement below in response to the White House’s immigration reform framework.
Statement from Dana Singiser, Vice President of Public Policy and Government Relations, Planned Parenthood Federation of America:
“President Trump has made it clear time and time again that this White House does not want to get a bipartisan DACA deal done. Allowing some dreamers a pathway to citizenship that is contingent on continuing to attack the rights of other immigrants in this country is not a compromise — its a disgrace.
“There is an urgent need to provide stability for immigrant youth and Dreamers whose status in this country remains unknown. A clear solution that the majority of the country supports is on the table. Immigrant youth are Americans and should be treated with dignity, not used as political pawns. Instead of wasting time on proposals that are rooted in xenophobic and racist ideology, Congress and the administration should be focused on passing a clean Dream Act now.”
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With more than 600 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.