January 8th, 2018
Santa Clarita, Calif. – In response to President Trump’s announcement that he is ending the protected status for Salvadorans that has been renewed by each Administration since 2001, Bryan Caforio, Democratic candidate for the 25th Congressional District, released the following statement:
“Today, Trump callously chose to end protections for immigrants from El Salvador who came to this country to flee war, catastrophes, and violent crimes. Trump has made attacking immigrants a central tenet of his Administration, and his enablers in Congress have let him get away with it time and time again. Congress must take immediate action to protect not only the 200,000 Salvadorans whose lives are now at risk, but also the 11 million people who call this country home.”
The son of two public school teachers, Caforio was born and raised in Southern California, 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 and corporations. Bryan lives in Santa Clarita with his wife Lisa, who serves as a Deputy City Attorney at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
California’s 25th Congressional District covers northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County, including the Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley, and Simi Valley. Hillary Clinton won the district by more than six points in 2016, registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans, and the district is majority-minority. The district is now considered a “toss-up” and is held by Tea Party Republican Steve Knight, whom national Republicans have publicly identified as one of their most vulnerable incumbents. Polling shows Democrats with a double-digit lead over Knight.