March 06, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban 2.0

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement on President Trump’s revised Executive Order banning travel to the United States from six Muslim-majority countries:

“Today’s order is just a second version of Trump’s previous Muslim-ban – equally immoral and un-American. The intent is the same and sends the same discriminatory message that Muslim immigrants are not welcome. Despite what Trump claims, this ban will not make our country safer – the Department of Homeland Security, intelligence agency and national security officials, and officials abroad have stated that it will in fact, do the opposite. The ban will threaten and undermine our relationships with allies abroad, and serve as a valuable recruiting tool for ISIS. This is not who we are and it needs to be repealed.”