Thursday, February 02, 2017

McCaskill: President Trump's immigrant ban has made us less safe

(From Sen. Claire McCaskill)

President Trump’s entry ban on immigrants and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries – and refugees from anywhere – is making our country less safe, and has compromised our most sacred values.

This ban has handed a potent recruiting tool to international terrorists by communicating that America is at war with Muslims.

And in addition to refugees, it’s left behind even those Muslims who put their lives, and the lives of their families, at risk to help American military servicemembers in war zones. This weekend, on U.S. soil, our government detained and handcuffed an Iraqi translator who risked his life to support U.S. troops. It’s appalling.

The notion that our government would prioritize one religion for admittance to our nation flies in the face of our sacred, founding values of liberty and freedom of religion.

We cannot, and I will not, sit idly by while this happens. As the top-ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security Committee, I’ve demanded a meeting with DHS Secretary Kelly. I’ll be fighting, and I urge you to pick up the phone and call the White House, write letters and emails, march – use your voice to speak out for what’s right.


Anonymous said...

I wish I could get a meeting with you and inform you that you are an idiot and should support your president that was elected by the citizens of this country under the laws of the Constitution. I will be voting against you in your next election!

Anonymous said...

In addition to her statement is the fact these countries have never killed anyone on American soil, but the three countries left off the ban are UAE, Egypt, Saudia Arabia and those are where the 9/11 boys came from. Wonder why? Trump has hotels and property in those three countries. What a jerk and those who voted for him. On top of that he has caused problems with other countries, except Russia, and especially with Aussies and believe me I fought with them in VN and they were super guys. Stop being butt head like Blunt and Long and act like an adult.

Anonymous said...

Anonyhmous 9:12. Plenty of us are sending McCaskill thank you emails and calling to thank her for standing up for real American values. And as long as she stands strong against President Circus Peanut's more dim-witted initiatives, we'll not just vote for her, we'll be out working to get her elected again. Not only was this ban immoral and ugly, it was incompetently implemented and has hurt US prestige abroad.

Harvey Hutchinson said...

Amen, anonymous 9:12
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Anonymous said...

I have voted for both parties in the past. But now as it stands I will never vote democrat again I now see what they are really for and it is not for America.

Anonymous said...

I'm right there with you 5:12 I feel the same, I will never vote democrat again either.