Progressive Congress Condemns President Trump’s Muslim Ban 2.0


March 6, 2017

Washington, D.C.— Today, President Donald Trump issued another Executive Order Muslim Ban barring people from six Muslim-majority nations from traveling to the United States. The nation’s refu­gee program will also be suspended for 120 days, and the United States will not accept more than 50,000 refugees in a year. In response, Progressive Congress released the following statement:

“This Executive Order is exactly the same hate-filled Muslim ban that Trump originally attempted, minus Iraq and a few choice words. This is not about protecting Americans or making our nation safer.  This is about targeting people based on religion. This is about pushing the First Amendment to the side in favor of fearmongering.  This is about taking people who have already completed our vigorous vetting process with flying colors, and telling them that because their countries of origin are Muslim-majority, there is no place for them in America.  We don’t recall the Statue of Liberty’s welcoming motto making any exception for race, creed or religion. This rehashed Muslim Ban 2.0 is against the core American values we stand for.”