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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Beatty Statement on Executive Order Barring Muslim Refugees and Immigrants

Jan 27, 2017
Press Release

Beatty Statement on Executive Order Barring Muslim Refugees and Immigrants

WASHINGTON, D.C.- On Friday, January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump issued a controversal executive order banning refugees, immigrants and legal permanent residents from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. Immediately following the announcement, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) said:

"President Trump’s executive order barring refugees from Muslim-majority counties will not make America more safe. On the contrary, a religious acid test will only create greater animosity and distrust—and flies in the face of the values and freedoms enshrined in the Constitution. Central Ohio is home to a vibrant Somali population—second only in size to Minneapolis, Minnesota—and like every American, they have hopes of a brighter future for themselves, their families and friends. Instead of pushing isolationism, the Trump Administration should be reaching out to Muslim-Americans and working with the international community to find a solution to the ongoing humanitarian crises around the globe.”  

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