(Washington, D.C.)  Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) issued the following statement after President Trump issued executive orders concerning immigration, including ramping up immigration raids that tear families apart, constructing a wall on the border between U.S. and Mexico, and punishing cities that prioritize local control of policing and public safety.

 “It’s deeply disappointing but not surprising to see President Trump turn his divisive, campaign rhetoric into the actions we are seeing today. There’s no question the U.S. immigration system is in need of a serious overhaul, but targeting hard-working families, constructing an extremely costly wall, and burdening law enforcement in cities in Washington state and across our country does not even begin to address the complexities of this issue and in fact could set us back. I urge this Administration and the Republicans in Congress to work with Democrats on comprehensive immigration reform that truly works for families, for the economy, and for the security of our country.”