Delaney Statement on Revised Travel Ban Executive Order from Trump Administration

Mar 6, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – President Trump signed a new travel ban Monday that imposes a 90-day ban on new visas from six majority-Muslim nations and a 120 day suspension of refugee resettlement from any nation among other changes. 

Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) releases the following statement:

“In a very short time in office, President Trump has done much to undermine our standing in the world, jeopardize our counter-terrorism efforts and endanger innocent people, who are fleeing our common enemies sometimes simply because of their faith. The Administration has given no coherent explanation as to why individuals from these six countries are subject to a ban but not individuals from numerous other nations that have hosted radicalized terrorists in the past. Past actions by the Administration - including those that resulted in chaos at airports around the world – have made it plain that the President and his team have limited understanding of the current refugee vetting process, which can take years already, or no desire to ground their policies in the facts. This attempt to revive his first unconstitutional executive order appears to be nothing more than an attempt to repackage that prior order, which is effectively a religious ban. I would prefer he focus on policies that will actually make us safer."