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Statement from Rep. DeFazio on President Trump’s Updated Executive Order on Immigration

Mar 6, 2017
Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s updated Executive Order on immigration:

“Although the Trump Administration has presented this latest iteration of their irresponsible and unconstitutional Executive Order as something new, it remains the same as before: discriminatory, unfair, and in complete opposition to the ideals our nation was founded upon. Instead of protecting our nation from terrorist attacks, this ban will provoke our enemies while doing nothing to stop any threat against our nation. The worst terrorist attacks on our nation’s soil, including the September 11, 2001 attacks, were carried out by radicals from countries excluded from this ban. None of the procedures put into place by this Executive Order would have prevented any of these attacks.

“I will continue to stand in opposition to this dangerous travel ban and will work with my colleagues to find solutions that will actually keep our nation safe.”