Voto Latino's Statement on Former President Trump’s Hateful Lies About Immigrants on the Debate Stage - Voto Latino

Voto Latino’s Statement on Former President Trump’s Hateful Lies About Immigrants on the Debate Stage

June 28, 2024
Contact: Diana Castaneda
VP of Communications
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, in response to former President Donald Trump’s inflammatory and dangerous rhetoric about immigrants on last night’s debate stage, Voto Latino Co-Founder and President María Teresa Kumar released the following statement:

“Disgraced former president Trump peddled lie after lie on the debate stage last night. His fictions about violence streaming across the border and into our cities are wholly unsupported by the facts and are deeply dangerous for Latino communities throughout the country,” said Voto Latino Co-Founder and President Maria Teresa Kumar. 

“When the leader of the Republican Party says that masses of Latino people represent a threat to America’s safety, it is an unambiguous signal to his supporters to question every member of our community. As we saw in El Paso, that inevitably leads to violence.

“Trump has made it clear that, if he retakes the White House, he will subject Latinos to a police state and mass roundups as part of the largest deportation effort in our country’s history. We must not let this happen.

“Throughout his debate performance, Trump demonstrated once again that he is a committed enemy of our democracy, and will seek every avenue to dismantle and undermine democracy if he wins the presidency. Voto Latino is committed to ensuring that voters understand exactly what is at stake this election, and that only by casting a ballot against Trump can they protect and save our democracy.”





Voto Latino is a grassroots political organization focused on educating and empowering a new generation of Latino voters, as well as creating a more robust and inclusive democracy. Since its founding, Voto Latino has registered over 1.4 million voters, mobilized tens of thousands of voters in the 2022 midterms, helping to defeat the so-called “red wave” and keep the Senate majority-Democrat. Voto Latino has also filed several lawsuits to defend voting rights in Texas, Arizona, and North Carolina ahead of the 2024 election.