Rep. Takano: Updated Travel Ban Still Makes Americans Less Safe

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released the following statement after President Trump signed a new executive order restricting travel to the United States from six Muslim-majority countries for 90 days and freezing refugee resettlement for 120 days. 

“The details of the Trump administration’s updated travel ban may have changed, but the harm it does to America’s safety and our standing around the world remains the same. Like the original, this executive order sends a terrible message to our allies while giving our enemies new evidence that America is incapable of differentiating between extremists and the billions of peaceful Muslims living at home and abroad.

“I also continue to be horrified by this administration’s hostility toward refugees of all faiths fleeing unspeakable violence and oppression. America’s withdrawal from the ongoing humanitarian crisis is a stain on our conscience and will put more destabilizing pressure on our European allies, which will make America less safe in the months and years to come.

“By mixing cruelty and incompetence, this executive order accurately reflects the first two months of the Trump administration.” 

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