Delaney Statement on Deportation of Lizandro Claros-Saravia and Diego Claros-Saravia

Aug 3, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – On August 2nd two graduates of Quince Orchard High School, Lizandro Claros-Saravia and Diego Claros-Saravia were deported to El Salvador.  

Congressman John K. Delaney releases the following statement:

“We need a sane immigration policy based on our national interest, not one motivated by blind ideology. The deportation of these two brothers, who were striving to receive an education and who had fled one of the most violent countries in the world, doesn’t do anything to serve our country, our state, or Montgomery County. This move doesn’t improve anyone’s life, it doesn’t make anyone safer and it doesn’t help anyone. We should focus our limited resources on deporting dangerous criminals and there is no indication that was the case here. The truth is that there is bipartisan consensus that we need to improve border security, create a fair and strenuous path to citizenship for the people that are already here and reform our VISA system – this approach received 68 votes in the United States Senate not long ago. Instead of trying to appease the alt-right, the Trump Administration should work with Congress on bipartisan immigration reforms that actually solve problems and help our country.”