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Congressman Richard Neal

Representing the 1st District of Massachusetts

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STATEMENT OF CONGRESSMAN RICHARD E. NEAL ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S EXECUTIVE ORDER BANNING IMMIGRATION

January 29, 2017
Press Release

(WASHINGTON) Congressman Richard E. Neal released the following statement today on President Donald J. Trump’s controversial Executive Order banning immigration from certain countries.

 

“President Trump’s travel ban is wrong, divisive and contrary to America’s core values. Turning our back on refugees fleeing conflict and persecution will only damage our reputation around the globe. It will energize those bad actors who seek to do us harm. And judging by the chaos and confusion at our nation’s airports, the controversial executive order was not thoroughly vetted with the appropriate federal authorities.

 

For more than 200 years, the Great Seal of the United States has been inscribed with the motto “E Pluribus Unum.” It means from many, we are one. President Trump’s ill-advised executive order, issued in his first week in office, contradicts that historical belief. As a result, I will support legislation in Congress this week to immediately overturn this misguided policy,” said Congressman Richard E. Neal.