Have you seen this letter?

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has a message for President Trump about family separation: It’s “not who we are.” Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is speaking out in a powerful letter calling for an end to President Trump’s cruel family separation policy as well as action to protect DREAMers and save TPS. Don’t miss these key excerpts:
“Thousands of children are being forcibly removed from their parents by our government. There is no other way to say it, this is not who we are and it must end now.”

“It is not just that America is a nation of immigrants – it is that since our founding we have embraced certain core values. One of those values is that children should not be punished for the crimes of their parents. Yet, today, government policy is running in direct contradiction to that value.”

Let that sink in for a second: our government is forcibly separating children – including toddlers – from their parents and sending them to detention facilities as a means of sending a message and influencing Congress.”

“Surely a nation as big, generous, and compassionate as the United States can find a way to prevent separating children from their parents at the border.  If we can’t agree on that, then we can’t agree on anything.”

“Sadly, current government policy isn’t much better when it comes to Dreamers… Our government is threatening to deport from the only nation that many of them know, over one million young people brought here through no fault of their own as young children. These Dreamers have grown up here. They went to school with our children, they played on the same sports teams, and they graduated and found jobs. Many have served in our military. Some have started their own businesses, creating jobs for others. They are living the American dream. They have done nothing wrong. Yet, without Congressional action, they will be deported, punished for the actions of those who brought them here. To allow such a thing to happen would be a true injustice.”

“Approximately 300,000 individuals from countries previously impacted by natural disasters were repeatedly granted by administrations of both parties temporary protected status (TPS)… Congress should act now to provide permanent legal status to long-term TPS beneficiaries.”

“At the U.S. Chamber, we wake up every day with a goal of defending and promoting the free enterprise system. Today, we ask our elected officials to defend the core values that make the free enterprise system and the whole American experiment possible. The time for action is now.”