Hyattsville, MD ― Today, Alonzo Washington, Director of Policy and Community Development of the Mid-Atlantic’s largest immigrant advocacy group CASA, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s executive order after Black men were killed in police brutality incidents.

“While the President and Senate Republicans have finally acknowledged the need for police reform, their proposals fall short of dismantling a system of racial oppression and state-sanctioned police brutality that has existed for centuries. Congress needs to move bold and comprehensive reforms that make it easier to hold police accountable for misconduct, abuse, and deadly use of force.  We applaud the Senate and House Democrats for introducing the Justice in Policing Act that will lead to addressing systemic changes in policing in America. We urge Congress to pass the legislation to begin to bring healing to this nation.” said Alonzo Washington, Director of Policy & Community Development.


With over 100,000 members across the states of Maryland, Virginia, and South Central Pennsylvania, CASA is the largest member-based Latino and immigrant organization in the mid-Atlantic region. CASA organizes with and litigates on behalf of low-wage immigrants. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter at @CASAforall