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Rep. Welch Statement On The President’s Revised Muslim Ban Executive Order

March 6, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON--Rep. Welch made the following statement in response to the President's revised Executive Order on immigration:

"If you put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig. President Trump made it clear during the campaign that he intended to ban Muslims from entering our country.  Doing so would be patently unconstitutional and make America less safe, not more.  To defeat ISIS, we need cooperation from the Muslim community here and around the world.  And we should honor not retreat from our longstanding tradition of welcoming refugees fleeing war and violence around the world.  The courts struck down the President’s first executive order and I expect they will weigh in again on this more tailored version."