Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Representing the 12th District of California

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Pelosi Statement on Nationwide Ruling Against Repackaged Muslim & Refugee Ban

Mar 15, 2017
Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after a federal judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide temporary restraining order on President Trump’s repackaged Muslim and refugee ban:

“The Trump Administration’s repackaging did nothing to change the immoral, unconstitutional and dangerous goals of their Muslim and refugee ban.  It was the same ban, driven by the same dangerous discrimination, and today, it met the same defeat in court. 

“Yet another judge has found that the true unconstitutional purpose of President Trump’s Muslim ban is revealed in the hateful rhetoric and prejudice that dominated his campaign.  

“The ban’s blatant discrimination has undermined our fight on terror.  The President blusters that he is strengthening our security, but his Administration’s dangerous and brazen prejudice is making America less safe, not more.  Today’s temporary restraining order is another victory for our security, our values and our Constitution.”

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