Refugees International President: 'Trump using evidence-free rhetoric to attack asylum seekers'

In response to President Trump’s address today on immigration, Refugees International President Eric Schwartz issued the following statement: 

"Although the president’s comments on refugees and asylum were short on details, they foreshadow a parade of horribles that will perpetuate his administration’s unmitigated hostility toward asylum seekers. Legislative proposals supported by this president would close off basic protections to vulnerable people, including young children. Americans should be sick and tired of this president using evidence-free rhetoric to attack people who are simply seeking safety and protection."