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March 6th, 2017
Grijalva: New Muslim Ban No Different From Last One

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) released the following statement on the Trump administration’s new Muslim and refugee ban:

“Barring people based on their nation of origin or the religion they practice isn’t just a policy change – it’s a tacit admission by our new president that he is incompetent to lead in ways his predecessors were not,” Rep. Grijalva said. “And to be clear, the only difference between this Muslim ban and the last one – which was found unconstitutional by four federal judges – is the time Trump and his cronies spent scheming up a plan to get it past our legal system. Regardless of how successful they are at side-stepping the judicial branch’s rightful check on executive power, they cannot implement this ban without Congressional Republicans providing funding. It remains to be seen if the GOP will stand by our Constitution, our separation of church and state, and the international order that hinges on American leadership, or if they will vote to rubberstamp this president’s hateful agenda and wrecking ball diplomacy. I will fight this Muslim ban and every other corrosive policy Trump pursues that betrays who we are as a people and leaves our nation fundamentally less safe.”


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