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March 06, 2017

Aguilar Condemns Trump’s Latest Attack on Immigrant Community

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar condemned President Trump’s anti-immigrant executive order to ban all refugees and ban travelers from six Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States, which is only the president’s latest attack on the immigrant community.

“This new Muslim ban still would not have prevented the deadly terror attack in San Bernardino, nor would it have prevented any other domestic act of terror. Rather than focus on issues of national security that would make our country safer – like tracking and interrupting lone wolves who self-radicalize or dismantling how terrorists communicate on social media platforms – President Trump prefers demonizing refugees who have fled unspeakable violence,” said Rep. Aguilar. He continued, “We cannot ignore that Donald Trump campaigned on and is now governing on an anti-immigrant platform. This new ban comes on the heels of numerous stories of Dreamers being arrested and detained unlawfully. This is the wrong approach to strengthening our national security, and will make our defense weaker, not stronger.”

Rep. Aguilar has been a vocal critic of President Trump’s anti-immigrant priorities. The president’s first executive order targeting refugees was ruled unconstitutional by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Rep. Aguilar remains committed to fighting to protect the immigrant community and working toward a bipartisan solution to solve the United States’ broader immigration crisis.