Schakowsky statement on the Supreme Court's misguided 5-4 decision on President Trump's Muslim Ban

June 26, 2018
Press Release

“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.” – Donald J. Trump, December 5th, 2015

 

“President Trump has slammed the door on some of the most oppressed and desperate people in the world – people seeking safety and freedom in the United States. It is no surprise, as the President has made his racist and Islamophobic intentions clear from the day he began his campaign. Today, the Supreme Court has helped him fulfill his nativist promise.

“The President of the United States wants Muslims, Latin American children, and anyone else from what he deems a ‘sh*thole’ country to stay as far away from our shores as possible. It took the Trump Administration a year and a half of failed attempts to get from the President’s racist dream of a ‘total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States’ to a watered down but still Islamophobic executive order that tragically passed the Supreme Court’s muster today. I am extremely disappointed by the Court’s decision. The Statue of Liberty is weeping today.

“As the daughter of immigrants and a representative of one of the most diverse, multicultural, and welcoming districts in the country, I will continue to fight to build the welcoming, immigrant-rich America that I know. The President is trying to redefine the character of this nation of immigrants, but we won’t allow it.”

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