Cummings Statement on President Trump’s Second Attempt to Ban Muslims and Refugees

March 6, 2017
Press Release
After Several Defeats in Court, Trump Administration Has Revised Executive Order Banning Muslims and Refugees

Washington, D.C. (Mar. 6, 2017)—Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) issued the following statement on President Trump’s second attempt to ban Muslims and refugees: 

“Following a series of defeats in court for his first un-American Muslim ban, President Trump is attempting to revise his unconstitutional policy.  But the American people should not be fooled by the President’s second attempt: his policy still bans immigrants only from Muslim-majority countries, it still cruelly blocks refugees, it is still un-American, and it still will harm American national security interests more than help them.”

Last month, several news outlets reported that an internal Department of Homeland Security memo found that citizenship was an “unlikely indicator” for terror threats within the United States, contradicting President Trump’s claims that his Muslim ban will protect Americans from acts of terrorism.  

During an interview on FOX News last month, Senior White House Policy Adviser Stephen Miller said that the revised Muslim ban would have the “same basic policy outcome.”