Delaney Attends Protests at Dulles and BWI, Joining Marylanders in Speaking Out Against Trump Executive Orders

Jan 30, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Sunday, Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) attended protests at Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), joining thousands of Marylanders in speaking out against President Trump’s executive order on immigration. Congressman Delaney is a cosponsor of the Statue of Liberty Values Act, legislation that overturns the Administration’s actions.

Congressman Delaney releases the following statement:

“I was proud to join thousands of Marylanders this weekend in standing up and speaking out against these profoundly wrong new policies being implemented by the Trump Administration. We should always work to improve screening procedures for people entering the country, but we must do so in a way that actually makes us safer and is consistent with our values and laws. The huge crowds at BWI, Dulles and airports across the country speak to how deeply this is a violation of the American way.    

“It is clear that President Trump’s rushed, radical and wrong executive order goes way too far and sends a dangerous message of intolerance to the world, which emboldens our enemies and undermines our alliances with the Muslim nations who are working with us to fight terrorism. President Trump is betraying what America has always stood for, undermining our national security and creating chaos and legal confusion. Tragically, innocent people fleeing our common enemies are going to suffer because of this order.

“We are going to fight this in Congress, we are going to fight this in the courts and we’re going to continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the millions of Americans who are truly disturbed by the direction that President Trump wants to take the country.”