Bobby Jindal Tries to Elbow His Way Into Relevance By Turning His Back on Immigrant Families, Including His Own

Bobby Jindal Tries to Elbow His Way Into Relevance By Turning His Back on Immigrant Families, Including His Own

With Recent Anti-Immigrant Tack, Jindal Attempts to Find Support Among Far-Right Voters

WASHINGTON – This afternoon, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will announce that he’s running for President at a rally in Kenner, Louisiana. America’s first Indian-American governor once could have stood out from the crowd, but with his late entrance into the presidential race, Gov. Jindal is struggling to generate any enthusiasm or confidence in his national bid.

Below are remarks from Lupe Lopez, Executive Director of the Alliance for Citizenship:

“Bobby Jindal is late to the party—and it looks like he’s wearing the same dress as the other Republican presidential candidates. Instead of drawing from his personal family experience as the son of immigrants to drive a solution to our broken immigration crisis in this country, he turns his back on immigrant families - including his own.

“Jindal once supported an earned pathway to citizenship for hardworking immigrant families, but just last week in front of an audience of religious conservatives he said he’d restart the deportation of DREAMers and overturn the deferred action programs that would allow parents of U.S citizen children and legal residents to stay with their families.

“On immigration, we expected more from Bobby Jindal – and with the unique experience of his parent’s own immigration story, he should know better.”

CONTACT: Kyle Tharp, (865) 776-9645

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