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Lady Liberty is crying

Lady Liberty has shed many tears during this president's administration.

Her sign may read, "give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses,” but the attacks on immigrants, religious minorities, and refugees are unprecedented. Donald Trump creates false enemies to incite fear and consolidate power.

This week, Trump signed away the dreams of 800,000 young people who came here as young immigrants and have known no other country but our own. Dreamers were given a promise that their information would not be used against them, and that is a promise we must absolutely keep.

I believe in our hard-working immigrant neighbors. An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us.

We must fight back against any authoritarian moves by this president—including his attempts to instill fear and hatred among Americans.

Most of our families were immigrants to this country at one time. We must remember who we are and why Lady Liberty shines so brightly—because immigration is part of what truly makes America great.

Onward!

Jeff

Posted on September 6, 2017.
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Jeff Merkley was born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, the son of a sawmill worker. As an advocate and a state legislator, he always fought hard for working families in Oregon. And now, as U.S. Senator, he's working every day for families in Oregon and across the country.

His progressive commitment is clear - working for economic recovery and family-wage jobs, clean energy that puts Americans to work and combats the climate crisis, affordable health care for all Americans. Learn more about Jeff Merkley.