PRESS RELEASE: Vela Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Travel Ban
Washington – Today, following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s travel ban, Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX) released the following statement
"I am deeply disappointed at the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s travel ban, which expressly contradicts our nation’s promise of freedom of religion.
Over the course of his presidential campaign, Mr. Trump spewed hateful rhetoric toward immigrants, Muslims, and other minority groups.
Whether by ripping families apart, banning Muslims from entering our country, or trying to dismantle valuable alliances across the globe, the Trump Administration has decided that the virtues that hold us together are not a priority. Covering up this travel ban as a national security issue is Stephen Miller’s hand at play.
The anti-immigrant policies put forth by the White House do not represent what I stand for, and history will not be kind to those who support Mr. Trump’s ban on immigrants.”