Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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Congressman Garamendi Says 9th Circuit Court “Made the Right Decision” in Travel Ban Ruling

February 9, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ unanimous ruling on President Donald Trump’s poorly drafted executive order banning travel from seven predominately Muslim countries, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), a Member of the House Armed Services Committee and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, issued the following statement:

“The 9th Circuit made the right decision today. President Trump’s travel ban is not just shortsighted, destructive, and counterproductive—it is also likely illegal. I believe it is appropriate for the injunction to stay in place until the lawsuits are adjudicated. I am heartened by today’s ruling, and I urge the Trump administration to respect the judiciary and our long-established legal processes.”

Soon after the travel ban began impacting America’s airports, Congressman Garamendi asked Davis Mayor Robb Davis to provide an update on how the travel ban was impacting the City of Davis and UC Davis, one of the world’s premiere research universities. That letter is available here.

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