Truman Project Statement on Latest ‘Muslim Ban’ Executive Order

Truman Project Statement on Latest ‘Muslim Ban’ Executive Order

Washington, DC – In response to the latest ‘Muslim Ban’ executive order from President Trump today, Truman National Security Project President and CEO Michael Breen issued the following statement:

“This most recent iteration of the Muslim ban remains an affront to American values and still fails to make our country safer. The Trump Administration has yet to provide any serious evidence that their efforts in this space are geared towards anything other than discriminating against those that the President and his cadre of small-minded advisors think look like terrorists. Moreover, given that its release was delayed multiple times for purely political reasons, the argument that it is urgently needed for national security is a joke.”

“By persisting in targeting refugees and immigrants, the Trump Administration and the Republicans in Congress who enable it continue to embarrass the United States on the world stage. The newest iteration of this order—already admitted by administration officials to be geared towards “the same basic policy outcome” as its previous form—remains a cruel and ineffective policy. The Truman community will continue to reject the Trump Administration's sustained attacks against American pluralism by fighting these shoddily composed, clumsily released, and morally and strategically bankrupt executive orders.”

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