Press Statement

UnidosUS Supports Resolution to Terminate Trump’s Fake Emergency Declaration

February 26, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC—UnidosUS (formerly NCLR) President and CEO, Janet Murguía, issued the following statement in support of H.J.Res. 46, a House resolution introduced by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) to terminate President Trump’s national emergency declaration:

“We applaud Speaker Pelosi and Rep. Castro for taking swift action to block President Trump’s national emergency declaration. This resolution is an important step by Congress to rein in this unconstitutional action by this administration. We urge Congress to support this resolution, because no president should have the power to sidestep our Constitution to waste billions of taxpayer money on a monument to intolerance.

The national emergency declaration is a fabrication the president has built on misinformation and fearmongering. All the information and facts available, including data from his own administration and a bipartisan declaration from security experts, contradict the president’s rhetoric and make clear this is a blatant stunt.

We need real solutions. There is an imperative for Congress to modernize our immigration system and address the humanitarian situation at the southern border in a manner that is in keeping with our American values and ideals. Sadly, the president’s actions fail the American people on all those counts.”

UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. For 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our country stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter