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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

REP. LIEU STATEMENT ON TRUMP'S ANTI-MUSLIM EXECUTIVE ORDER

January 27, 2017
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s*** executive order making it more difficult for refugees to enter the United States based on their religion or religious heritage:

“Today’s executive order by President Trump using extreme vetting and banning refugees from many majority Muslim countries is offensive and a monumental waste of federal resources.  Having served on active duty, we are taught that to defeat the enemy, we first need to know our enemy.  Our enemies are terrorist groups such as ISIS and AL Qaeda, not children, women and senior citizens fleeing those groups.”

“The chances of being struck by lightning TWICE is 1 in 9 million.  The chances of being killed by a refugee committing a terrorist act is 1 in 3.6 billion.  These facts lead me to conclude that Trump's action is not based on national security, it is based on bigotry.   Lady Liberty is crying."

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