Leahy Comment On The President’s Revised Muslim Ban Executive Order

“The latest version of the President’s travel ban – the latest outgrowth of his call for an entry ban on Muslims – is another shameful attempt to fulfill a misguided campaign promise.  Like the previous ban, this new ban targets individuals in Muslim-majority countries.  Recent reports from the President’s own Department of Homeland Security have revealed just how ineffective and irresponsible this type of blanket travel ban is to preventing terrorism.  Refugees are already the most stringently vetted travelers to the United States.  Our country’s ideals and commitment to religious freedom should not be sacrificed so the President can attempt to save face.”

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