Langevin Statement on Trump’s Latest Muslim and Refugee Ban

Mar 6, 2017 Issues: Immigration

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s second attempt to ban Muslims and refugees:

“The President’s latest Executive Order banning Muslims and refugees represents a continuation of a failed, immoral, and unnecessary policy. Once again, there does not appear to be any specific, credible threat that would precipitate the issuance of such a sweeping order. Once again, the President has targeted Muslim-majority countries for specific scrutiny, in direct violation of our core values as Americans. And once again, the President’s order ignores the plight of refugees, all of whom are subjected to rigorous screening, as they desperately try to escape horrific conditions around the world. The President should immediately rescind the new order and instead work with the Intelligence Community on targeted measures that would truly make Americans safer.”