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CHC Chair Statement on Trump’s Reintroduced Executive Order Targeting Muslims and Refugees

Mar 7, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following statement on President Trump’s executive order seeking to reinstate his Muslim and Refugee ban:

“President Trump’s reintroduced executive order on refugees and immigration continues to jeopardize our national security and provide ISIS and other terrorists the propaganda they desire to fuel future attacks against the U.S. and our allies. The Trump Administration cited terrorism concerns as the primary reason for reintroducing his ban but the intelligence arm of the Department of Homeland Security found insufficient evidence that citizens of the six Muslim-majority countries included in this travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States. The President should identify his specific concerns about the existing vetting process and work with Congress to identify improvements based on proven terrorist threats.”

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.

Media Contact:

Carlos Paz Jr.

202-897-7718

carlos.paz@mail.house.gov