State Department Unfairly Targets Women of Color

Statement of Debra L. Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families

"The State Department’s latest ploy to demonize immigrant women who may be pregnant returns us to one of the ugliest chapters in our nation’s racial history. A time when people could be denied entry to the U.S. because of their race, nationality, or ethnicity. Targeting pregnant people of color visiting the U.S. demonstrates once again that racial profiling and exclusionary immigration practices continue at the highest levels of the Trump administration. We join the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum in condemning this outrage and call upon the State Department to rescind the rule immediately."

About the National Partnership

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality, affordable health care and policies that help all people meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at NationalPartnership.org.

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