Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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Congressman Garamendi Statement on Appeals Court Travel Ban Ruling

May 25, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) today issued the following statement after the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that blocked the implementation of President Trump’s travel ban from six predominately Muslim countries:

“The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals made the right decision in upholding a lower court ruling that blocked the implementation of President Trump’s travel ban from six predominately Muslim countries. America is a stronger nation when it welcomes immigrants and embraces religious freedom. President Trump repeatedly called for a Muslim ban during the campaign, and people close to the President have admitted that this travel ban was a backdoor attempt to create a legal framework to implement the Muslim ban by other means. The ban is discriminatory and must be rejected. Let’s remember that all of these immigrants are vetted before entering the United States. Muslim Americans form an integral part of the American fabric, and we cannot sacrifice our values for a misguided policy that will not make us safer."