Statement by Congressman Dan Kildee on Repackaged Muslim Ban
March 6, 2017
Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement today after President Donald Trump signed a repackaged executive order banning refugees from many majority-Muslim nations:
“After his first ban was unanimously blocked by federal judges, the President is attempting to repackage the same unconstitutional and un-American policy under the disguise of a new order. Make no mistake – this is the same discriminatory policy that will make America less safe.
“Even the President’s own Department of Homeland Security disputes the effectiveness of such a ban, saying that banning people based on where they are from is ‘unlikely to be a reliable indicator of potential terrorist activity.’ It’s also worth noting that Muslim countries with ties to Trump’s business entities are conveniently excluded from this order.
“Such a blanket ban is not consistent with our American values. Surely we can both protect the security of our country while helping refugees, many women and children, fleeing violence and terror. I will continue to oppose this terrible policy.”