Anti-Immigrant GOP Bill Threatens Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking
"I am especially troubled by the impact this bill will have on our country’s most vulnerable and isolated populations."
“The passage of the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act, H.R. 3009, is another victory for House Republicans in their national efforts to pursue an anti-immigrant and discriminatory agenda. Policies like this fail to address the issues surrounding our fractured immigration system and only serve to punish states and local municipalities that support effective and lawful community policing strategies.
“In addition to the contemptuous nature of the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act, I am especially troubled by the impact this bill will have on our country’s most vulnerable and isolated populations. This legislation would withhold vital crime prevention funding from ‘sanctuary cities’ which have decided to focus their limited resources on making their communities safer rather than policing federal immigration laws. Unfortunately, we know all too well that these types of policies directly undermine the carefully-built trust between police and immigrant communities – pushing victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking deeper into the shadows. These victims are in need of a lifeline, but sadly, House Republicans are more concerned with riling up the most xenophobic elements of their base rather than helping those who have been forced into the shadows.
“As the leading voice in the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), I find it abhorrent that the House has passed a bill that will undoubtedly undercut the protections of VAWA and endanger immigrant survivors and their children. I strongly urge my Senate colleagues to vote against this bill.”
Press Releases by U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore
In response to FBI Director James Comey’s testimony to the the House Intelligence Committee about investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) released the following statement:
In response to the release of the Trump Administration’s FY2018 Budget Blueprint, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) released the following statement:
"...I see both a moral and fiscal imperative to shield my constituents and the programs they depend on from footing the bill for this costly proposal."
In response to the release of the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) issued the following statement
Amid reports that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to disclose his contact with Russian officials when asked under oath during his confirmation process, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) released the following statement