For Immediate Release
Phoenix, AZ– In response to Governor Ducey’s announcement banning any new refugees from Arizona, Puente’s Carlos Garcia released the following statement:
“Governor Ducey’s fearmongering will only serve to generate hysteria and enables an environment where racist acts of violence and hate are accepted.
Scapegoating and xenophobia don’t make us safer. Refugees flee violence and poverty because they have no other choice. Banning them from our state doesn’t benefit anyone and only serves to further victimize those who are fleeing for their lives.”