Dingell Statement on Trump’s New Executive Order Banning Muslims and Refugees from Entering the US
DEARBORN, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on President Trump’s new executive order seeking to reinstate his ban preventing Muslims and refugees from entering the United States.
“Today’s executive order is simply an attempt to repackage the administration’s harmful and unconstitutional ban on Muslims and refugees. While the administration tried to tweak the glaring problems in the initial ban that led to chaos at airports and unlawful detentions around the country, the fact remains: this is the same ban that targets individuals based on their region and flies in the face of our Constitution and our values as a nation.
“Daily, I hear stories from constituents scared to death about what will happen next. Families who have been part of our communities for decades and are second and third generation Americans are terrified that someone will knock on their door in the middle of the night and force them from this country. Last week, I met with students from the University of Michigan who came to the United States wanting nothing but the best – to receive a world-class education and contribute their knowledge and skills to our economy. Now, they question whether this country even wants them here. This is not who we are.
“National security experts, faith leaders, academia and the business community all agree that this ban endangers our national security and dishonors our Constitution and everything our nation stands for. This is not the America I was raised to believe in.”