Statement on Executive Order Targeting Refugees

January 27, 2017
Press Release

Today, Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) released the following statement in response to the executive order signed by President Trump:

“Today’s executive order is a disgraceful and callous attempt to ban members of one religion by instituting a de facto religious test for entry. This discriminatory order does nothing to target the root causes of terrorism, does not make our country safer, and undermines the very values that define our nation.

“We are a nation founded by immigrants and refugees who were fleeing oppression and often fearful for their lives. We cannot allow fear to overwhelm our ideals and close the door on the next generation of Americans seeking refuge from war, violence, and oppression.”