January 30, 2017

Whitehouse Statement on Trump Immigration Order

Providence, RI – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s Executive Order restricting immigration to the United States:

“President Trump’s broad brush Executive Order on refugees doesn’t discern women and children, local supporters, and employees who helped American troops and have to flee for safety, or other good reasons to keep a safe refugee process operating.  None of the 9/11 terrorists came from these countries, and the last time ‘America First’ folks closed our borders it was to European Jews fleeing the Third Reich.  This is dangerous territory for rash decisions.  The blunt signal this makes to the Arab world will help Russia and hurt us, and we all lose when the United States loses its standing as a place for children and families fleeing war and persecution to find peace and a chance to build a new life.‎”


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