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Rep. McNerney Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

Jan 30, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Jerry McNerney issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order imposing a ban on travel from seven countries and suspending the refugee program.

 “President Trump’s executive order on immigration is a sharp departure from our long and proud history of welcoming immigrants to our nation. It unfairly targets individuals based on their religion and country of origin, hurting both refugees who are fleeing persecution and others who have been valuable aides to our military in the fight against terrorism. This policy has already started tearing apart families and will hurt our national security by giving terrorist groups a significant recruiting tool.  We need to stand together to repudiate and overturn this destructive policy.” 


  Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.