- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Democratic National Committee launched a program Tuesday that intends to shift the debate over President Trump’s immigration policy to the harm it is doing to communities and families.

Called the “Faces of Trump’s Mass Deportation Plan,” DNC Chair Tom Perez said the new initiative will highlight the “real stories” of well-meaning immigrants that have been negatively impacted by the recent immigration crackdown.

The DNC, he said, intends to “highlight the lies of this administration about targeting only violent criminals for deportation.”

“That is bunk,” Mr. Perez said at an event sponsored by the Latino Victory Project in Washington, D.C. “That is false … because here is the reality, he has put America on a road map to mass deportation, and everywhere I go I see the fear. People shouldn’t be hiding in the shadows.”

Mr. Perez said Mr. Trump’s approach to immigration has not made the country any safer, hurt the economy and gone against the nation’s values.

“Behind every public policy are people and people are getting harmed by what is going on,” he said.

The DNC also circulated a video that shared the stories of illegal immigrants that since President Trump took office have been rounded up in immigration arrests or told that they could no longer stay in the country.

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