U.S. Rep Mark Pocan
Press Release

Pocan Statement on Trump’s 2nd Round Attempt at Unconstitutional Muslim Ban

"Rehashing this hateful and divisive travel ban not only sends the wrong message to immigrants and refugees, it also makes our country less safe."

By - Mar 6th, 2017 11:19 am
Donald Trump. Photo from whitehouse.gov.

Donald Trump. Photo from whitehouse.gov.

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement in opposition to the President’s revised Executive Order banning entry to the US from six majority-Muslim countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

“Although Steve Bannon didn’t write this new Muslim ban in the dead of night, it does not mean the ban is any less harmful to America and our image around the world. Rehashing this hateful and divisive travel ban not only sends the wrong message to immigrants and refugees, it also makes our country less safe. The President should be focused on helping working families struggling to make ends meet, not waging an unconstitutional war on our core American value of freedom from persecution and discrimination.

“I will stand alongside the people of my district and fight with my colleagues in Congress against this prejudice and division. My office will continue to work to support residents and visitors experiencing difficulties as a result of the travel ban while the courts ultimately decide the fate of this unconstitutional ban.”

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