(CNSNews.com) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday honored civil rights icon Barbara Jordan, the first African-American woman to serve in the Texas Senate, who went on to become the first woman to serve Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives.
In a presidential message honoring Jordan, Trump pointed out that Jordan was an advocate for responsible immigration management.
“‘It is both a right and a responsibility of a democratic society to manage immigration so that it serves the national interest.’ With this simple, common-sense perspective, civil rights icon Barbara Jordan challenged our Nation’s leaders to maximize opportunities for all Americans by adopting an immigration policy that puts American citizens first,” the president said.
Trump noted that throughout her career, Jordan “recognized that an immigration policy that puts Americans first is an important civil rights issue.”
“As Chairman of the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform—now called the Jordan Commission in her honor—she stood up to special interests determined to profit politically and financially from our broken immigration system. She remained steadfast in promoting common-sense reforms that would better protect the rights and needs of Americans,” the presidential message stated.
Trump also noted that Jordan “called for an end to chain migration, which has allowed millions upon millions of low-skilled foreign nationals to compete for opportunities and resources against our most vulnerable American citizens—many of whom come from African-American and Hispanic-American communities.” MORE