Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s executive actions on immigration and refugees:
“The president’s executive order imposing another travel ban based on religion and suspending our refugee program is yet another discriminatory, misguided effort with no basis in fact.
“Just like the first order, it simply seeks to carry out the president’s campaign promise to create a “Muslim Ban” by imposing a blanket prohibition on travel to the United States from Muslim-majority countries. Just like the first order, we will work to rescind it.
“This order does not strengthen our national security. As several national security leaders have said, these divisive policies only fuel anti-American sentiment by sending a message that the United States is taking action against people of a particular faith.
“Painting more than 150 million people with the same broad brush is contrary to the principle of religious freedom and will do nothing to make us safer.”