02.09.17

Leahy Comment On Unanimous Ninth Circuit Decision On The Trump Administration’s Immigration Order

“With its unanimous ruling, the Ninth Circuit has now joined numerous other courts around the country in ruling that President Trump’s discriminatory immigration order is likely unconstitutional.  It imposes a religious litmus test designed to keep Muslims out of the United States.  If the President were serious about bringing our country together and keeping us safe, he would rescind this arbitrary and discriminatory order and recall what makes our country great.

“Immigrants and refugees have enriched our country since its founding.  They help grow our economy and strengthen our communities.  Their story is the American story. We will keep fighting to make sure that the United States remains a beacon of hope and opportunity.  Congress should now fulfill its own constitutional duty to check this President, who has shown an affinity for despots and hostility toward the rule of law.  The law and the Constitution protect us all – no one is above the law and that includes the President.”

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