DeGette: Trump’s Tweaks to Travel Ban Don’t Make It Less Discriminatory or Dangerous
Washington, DC – In response to President Donald J. Trump’s second Executive Order to keep people from Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, issued the following statement:
“Americans rose up immediately to tell him it was wrong. Our allies overseas weighed in, as well. Courts stopped him from proceeding. But President Trump wouldn’t listen, and has now tried again to push through this discriminatory, dangerous ban.
“We will not be fooled. The President’s tweaks to the previous, failed ‘policy’ don’t make it any less egregious. This directive still singles out immigrants from Muslim-majority countries, blocks refugees needlessly – capping their numbers at an arbitrary level – and endangers our country by alienating people around the globe as well as insulting Muslim-Americans.
“Last month, the Department of Homeland Security found that a person’s citizenship is unlikely to be a reliable indicator of potential for conducting terrorist activity within the United States. Why is the President ignoring even his own experts’ findings?”