County Executive Chris Abele
Press Release

Statement on Federal Ruling

"This executive order was never based on a reality that public safety was at risk and neither was the letter nine of us received from the Department of Justice last Friday."

By - Apr 25th, 2017 06:08 pm

“Of course I’m pleased with Judge Orrick‘s decision that upheld the Constitution. I’m far more concerned that this step was even necessary. The first thing that every single elected official in America does when they enter office is to swear an oath to uphold the constitution.

“This executive order was never based on a reality that public safety was at risk and neither was the letter nine of us received from the Department of Justice last Friday. Instead, both clearly intended to foster fear, divisiveness, and intolerance — specifically and offensively towards immigrants.

“This country is always at our strongest when we are united, when we know that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself, and when we don’t ever let partisanship trump citizenship.”

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