Cicilline Statement on Muslim Ban 2.0

Monday, March 6, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump signed a new executive order to suspend immigration from six predominantly Muslim countries:

“After the last few days, it’s no surprise President Trump is trying to reset the news cycle. This executive order is a third-rate PR stunt that does nothing to make America safer. Since 9/11, not a single person from these six countries has carried out a terrorist attack in the United States.”

“This is not a political issue. Several Republican national security experts have already said this strategy make us less safe. It makes it harder to collect intelligence. It makes it harder to recruit allies. It makes it harder to defeat ISIS.”

“Keeping America safe requires a smart, targeted approach. That’s not what this is. This executive order is just as dangerous, cruel, unconstitutional, and immoral as the first Muslim Ban.”

“Once again, President Trump is choosing fear over facts. Less than two months in, his policies are already making our country less safe.”

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