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Sen Schatz Comments on New Muslim Ban

March 6, 2017, 7:32 AM HST
* Updated March 6, 1:18 PM
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Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) released the following statement on President Trump’s new executive order that bans refugees and immigrants from certain Muslim-majority nations.

“This administration continues to use immigrants and refugees—those fleeing from violence—as scapegoats for global terrorism. This ‘updated’ Muslim ban is still a Muslim ban. It may be more carefully constructed, but it is still racist and counterproductive. It’s a violation of American values that only damages our national security.”

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