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Filemon Vela

Representing the 34 District of Texas

PRESS RELEASE: Doubling Down on Xenophobia is Just Plain Absurd

March 14, 2017
Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: Doubling Down on Xenophobia is Just Plain Absurd

 

WASHINGTON -Representative Filemon Vela (D-TX) today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” Executive Order 2.0.

President Donald Trump’s initial Executive Order banning Muslims was ill conceived and discriminatory. In an attempt to bypass a Supreme Court reversal, the White House issued a second Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States Executive Order to “clarify” the first blatantly prejudiced Executive Order. In reality, this new Executive Order is Muslim Ban 2.0, and it once again violates both the Equal Protection Clause and the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution. 

I proudly stand with Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, Minnesota, Massachusetts, New York and any other state that challenges this atrocious Executive Order. The State of Texas should challenge this ban as well.  As a Member of Congress, I will continue to support our Constitution and fight the current Administration or anyone who overtly utilizes ethnicity, color, or creed to discriminate against innocent immigrants. The United States of America is better than this and we must demand that our current President and his Administration abide by our Constitution.

  

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