Maharath Responds to Trump Administration Threats to Deport Refugees
February 7, 2020
Today, state Senator Tina Maharath (D-Columbus) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's ongoing effort to deport longtime Hmong and Lao residents to their countries of birth:
"Some of the most important and influential people in our communities are immigrants and refugees. From my own personal experiences and experiences within Senate District 3 and, frankly, all of Ohio, I know that those coming to America, seeking the American dream, are valuable assets to our communities. I understand the recent actions from the Trump administration have caused confusion and shockwaves throughout many families. I am reaffirming my commitment to advocate on behalf of our refugee communities and stand against any attempts to tear families apart."