Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) responded to President Trump’s second immigration ban by calling out his fear-mongering rhetoric and questioning its effect on our national security.
“The week-long delay of the President’s second ban attempt shows there is no real emergency behind his fear-mongering rhetoric. Just because the new immigration ban applies to 6 countries and not 7 and takes 10 days to come into effect instead of the second the President signed the order does not make up for the bigotry that this order is still soaked in. Banning those traveling to the US from Muslim countries is still a Muslim ban. Suspending our country’s refugee program and cutting the amount to be allowed entry this year in half will still cost lives. This 2.0 ban still endangers our national security and still goes against our moral code.”