Rep. Davis Statement on Nationwide Ruling Against the Refugee and Muslim Ban and State Dept. Decision to Reinstate Visas

Feb 4, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) released the following statement on nationwide ruling against the refugee and Muslim Ban and the decision by the State Department to reinstate visas to those travelers who had them revoked.

“Our values, our democracy, and our security won the day with the judge’s decision to put a nationwide hold on the President’s ban on refugees and Muslims. This executive order runs contrary to our security, undermines our fight against terror, and provides our enemies with a recruitment tool.

“The State Department made the right decision to obey the judge’s ruling and follow the law in reinstating visas that were revoked. This administration is learning the hard way that we are living in a democracy with a robust system of checks and balances. Many decent and law-abiding people are suffering as a result.

“I once again call on this President to rescind his immoral and unconstitutional executive order and urge him to work within the law and the Constitution. As long as this order remains in effect, I will continue to pursue efforts in Congress to repeal it.”