“As we listen daily, we see a playbook of fear that is used in every authoritarian and fascist regime in the past. The use of a hyperbolic threat is the first step before horrible acts occur. Donald Trump is unraveling all that our country claims to stand for. As the son of Grenadian immigrants, and as representative of a district that has a large number of foreign-born residents, Trump’s assault on immigration is offensive and shows the worst of America.

“His immigration policies are precisely why so many pushed to resist him from day one. We cannot, at all give him the semblance that we will accept or approve of these divisive policies — to the people who said give him a chance for those who refused to accept reality and suggest we wait. The time for anger and disbelief is over. Now is the time for action.”