Caforio, Becerra Meet with Latino Leaders and Advocate for Immigration Reform

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Today, Bryan Caforio, candidate in California’s 25th Congressional District, toured the 25th Congressional District with Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Xavier Becerra and met with local Latino leaders and activists. Caforio is committed to fighting for immigration reform, keeping families together, and ensuring everyone can fully participate in our economy and our communities.

“Our country serves as a beacon of hope, opportunity, and freedom for millions of people,” said Congressman Becerra. “While Donald Trump and extreme Republicans like Rep. Steve Knight have continually insulted the Latino community, Bryan Caforio will walk with this community and fight for their priorities in Congress.”

That stands in stark contrast to Rep. Steve Knight, who earlier today at the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce candidate forum, claimed that, “he’s done what he said he would do.” Looking at Rep. Knight’s record, it’s clear that means standing on the wrong side of our immigrant communities and blocking progress. That shows the kind of disconnect Rep. Knight has with this community, as time and again he has taken positions and supported policies that would hurt immigrant families.

“Too many people are living in the shadows, aren’t able to fully participate in our communities, and are being held back,” said Bryan Caforio. “We need to fight for these families, keep them together, and move forward as one. It is the morally right thing to do.”

Knight’s long anti-immigrant record includes:

 

  • Voting against allowing DREAMers to serve in our country’s militar
  • Voting against the California DREAM Act
  • Saying “I have no problem telling a family, your child can stay […] But you’re going to have to go,” in reference to deporting parents whose children are citizens
  • Supporting Arizona’s anti-immigrant “show me your papers” law
  • Saying the border was a “number one issue” because those crossing “hurt our way of life.
  • Opposes DACA and DAPA

 

 

The 25th District covers northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County including the Antelope Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster, Santa Clarita, and Simi Valley. President Obama won the district in 2008, and experts consider this race a toss-up . Last year Democratic registration eclipsed Republican registration, and the district is now majority-minority. National Republicans list Congressman Knight as one of their most vulnerable incumbents.

Caforio was born and raised in Southern California by two public school teachers, attended UCLA and Yale Law School, worked for a United States federal judge, and practices as an attorney taking on some of the world’s biggest banks. Bryan lives in Santa Clarita with his wife Lisa, who serves as a Deputy City Attorney at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.

www.bryancaforio.com

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