NCLR: Trump’s Plan to Pay for a Wall Defies Both Reality and American Values

April 6, 2016

Joseph Rendeiro
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—In response to a memo from the Trump campaign explaining how he plans to pay for a wall at the southern border, Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), dismissed the proposal as ludicrous and noted her disappointment in the presidential candidate’s continued attempts to dehumanize and attack Mexican immigrants.

“Donald Trump’s proposal is a half-baked measure that no one who knows anything about immigration, foreign policy or economics would take seriously,” said Murguía. “The money that Trump purports to use as a threat doesn’t belong to the Mexican government or to the United States. It belongs to Mexican immigrants who work and pay taxes. Much like his other proposals on immigration, this notion is just another instance of anti-Latino and anti-immigrant sentiment masquerading as policy.”

NCLR—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. For more information on NCLR, please visit or follow along on Facebook and Twitter.