Congressman Doyle Responds to ICE Raids

July 12, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC – July 12, 2019 – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Doyle (D-PA-18) issued the following statement about planned raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this weekend. 

Since Inauguration Day, the Trump Administration has pushed for policies that would reverse decades of welcoming immigrants from around the world to this great nation.

These policies are shamefully inhumane and cruel. They’re unworthy of our country.

Pittsburgh has always been a city of immigrants. This great city was built by immigrants, and it’s been made better by every new generation of immigrants. 

ICE should prioritize deporting undocumented individuals who’ve been involved in violent crimes, not working families who pose no threat to our nation.

 I will continue to fight Trump Administration policies that treat immigrants harshly – and I will continue to work to enact reforms that fix our broken immigration system, give Dreamers a path to citizenship, and once again welcome refugees, asylum seekers, and other immigrants to the United States.