Andrés is the most recent in a string of companies and individuals to cut ties with Trump over his remarks, including NBC, Univision, Macy’s, NASCAR, and the PGA.
“We commend José Andrés and all those who recognize that there’s no place for Trump’s xenophobic remarks,” said Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum. “Their response sends a clear message: Immigration is about people, not about prejudice and political expediency."
“Our country and our Congress need to have a serious conversation about immigrants and immigration. How do we respond to demographic change so our economy grows and all of us thrive? How do we develop policy that ensures new Americans have the opportunities, skills and status they need to contribute fully?"
“The questions are challenging, but at least one answer is clear. Derogatory remarks that insult millions of hardworking Americans, including immigrants, have no place in the conversation.”