Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Rep. Roskam Reiterates Support for Immigrant Communities

Jan 12, 2018
Press Release

DuPage County, IL — Representative Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement reemphasizing his strong support of immigrant communities:

"If true, the reported comments made by the President are disappointing and I urge him to reiterate his commitment to continuing America’s legacy as a welcoming country for those seeking a better life and those willing to play by the rules. Our country has opened its arms to legal immigrants from around the world and we should never disparage anyone from any country. Illinois’ 6th district has been a welcoming place for people from every nation, prioritizing missions and service to challenging regions across the globe to help make our world a better place. We must understand and appreciate that there are many people who wish for the opportunity to come to our country and live out the American Dream.”

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Background

  • Rep. Roskam is the Chairman of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP), a bipartisan, twenty-member commission of the U.S. House of Representatives that works directly with countries around the world to support the development of effective, independent and responsive legislative institutions; Haiti is one of more than 20 HDP partner countries.
  • Rep. Roskam has visited members of the Coptic community, the Ethiopian community, the Ukrainian community, the South Sudanese community and other immigrants throughout his district who made this country their home.