Monday, February 20, 2017
McCaskill: Trump immigrant ban is a potent recruiting tool for terrorists
President Trump’s 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 threatened to leave behind even those people who put their lives and the lives of their families at risk to help American military servicemembers in war zones. It’s appalling.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against this discriminatory order, but we cannot, and I will not, stop fighting the ban until it’s gone for good. I’m joining my colleagues in the Senate to demand President Trump rescind this ban, but we need you to speak out with us:
Please, add your name right now to join me, my colleagues in the Senate and Americans across the country to demand President Trump rescind his discriminatory ban on refugees and immigrants from Muslim countries.
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.
As the top-ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee, I’ll keep fighting until we fix this horrible wrong that’s making our country less safe every day it’s on the books. And I urge you to keep calling the White House, writing letters and emails, and marching – keep using your voice to speak out for what’s right.