PARAMUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey) is making his voice heard after President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration.
As WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported, Menendez called Trump’s actions on immigration this week “ugly” and “terrible.”READ MORE: Timo Meier Scores Twice In Sharks' Win Over Devils
Menendez called the Mexican border wall a “wall of hate.” He said further that Trump’s plan to fund it violates national agreements, and will ultimately cost American jobs.READ MORE: Paterson, N.J. Doubling Down On Vaccination Efforts As Omicron Variant Inches Closer
“So this is one of the worst ideas I’ve heard in the incipiency of a new administration that only creates a major diplomatic and trade challenge with one of the most significant front door neighbors that we have in the western hemisphere,” Menendez said.MORE NEWS: Street Closures Planned In Midtown For Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants, also denounced Trump’s ban on Syrian refugees. He said they are subject to the toughest standards of vetting in the entire world.