NRDC Stands in Solidarity with Immigrant and Refugee Communities

WASHINGTON – President Trump today signed an executive order calling for the construction of a border wall with Mexico.

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, Chief Program Officer with the Natural Resources Defense Council, made the following statement:

“Trump’s wall is a waste of taxpayer dollars. It won’t secure our borders, it won’t make us safer and it does nothing to address the underlying issues driving the immigration crisis.

“If the administration wants to protect the public, it should address the growing dangers of global climate change – a genuine threat to our security and prosperity, a genuine threat to our children’s future.

 “NRDC stands in solidarity with immigrant and refugee communities against these destructive and divisive actions."


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