Linda Sánchez Statement on House Democrats Legislation to Overturn Unconstitutional Muslim Ban

January 30, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Representative Linda Sánchez (CA-38), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, today released the following statement on legislation authored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) to rescind President Donald Trump’s unconstitutional Muslim Ban executive order:

“We are better than this. Banning Muslim immigrants and refugees does not make our country safer. In fact, it does the exact opposite by playing into the hands of America’s enemies.

“I am proud to stand with House Democrats to introduce legislation which will overturn the President’s unconstitutional Muslim ban. Now we need courageous Republicans to stand up and speak out against these hateful anti-refugee, anti-immigrant executive orders. I implore my Republican colleagues to join with Democrats and wipe away this shameful stain on our country. Now is not the time to stay silent and hope for the best. If we fail to change course, history will not be kind to those who stood by and did nothing.”