Congressman Pallone Wants Trump Admin. to Step Back from Toxic Rhetoric on Immigration

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Congressman Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., a co-founder of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, held a roundtable discussion with South Asian community leaders at a temple in Edison, N.J., to address immigration issues and combating hate crime, Pallone’s office said in an April 24 news release.

The congressman and community leaders discussed recent executive orders on immigration by President Donald Trump, as well as the uptick in hate crime across the nation.

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“Members of our South Asian communities make tremendous contributions to our country and it is an honor to meet with so many distinguished leaders,” said Pallone in a statement.

“The hate crimes we have seen in recent months are completely unacceptable and this bigotry must strengthen our resolve to work towards tolerance and provide justice and protection for victims who have been targeted,” he said. “I will also push the Trump administration to do more to combat the growing number of hate crimes throughout our nation and step back from the toxic rhetoric on immigration, race and religion that is dividing our nation.”

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