Pelosi Statement on Nationwide Ruling Against Refugee & Muslim Ban

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after a federal district court judge ordered a nationwide halt to President Trump’s executive order banning refugees and citizens from seven Muslim countries:

“The nationwide hold on the President’s ban order is a victory for our values, our security and our Constitution.  No matter how many times the President attacks this judge, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, it won’t change the fact that this ban is unconstitutional, immoral and dangerous.

“The President claims his ban is for security.  But national security experts are urgently raising the alarm that the President’s cruel and reckless ban makes America less safe, not more.  More than 1,000 American diplomats have risked their careers to send the message that the President’s ban weakens our fight against terror and hands our enemies a powerful new recruiting tool.

“This Administration’s recklessness has already done significant harm to families, and undermined our fight against terror.  For the sake of our values and the security of America, Democrats will continue to press for this dangerous and unconstitutional ban to be rescinded or overturned.”