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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson Statement on Trumps Executive Order Targeting Muslims

January 31, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, FL-5, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries:

“I am disappointed by this Executive Order because it goes against everything this country stands for.  I can think of few things more un-American than discriminating against people seeking refuge on our shores because of their religion.  This action betrays who we are as a country. Keeping the American people safe from threats from abroad is very important to me but targeting an entire religion is completely misguided and irresponsible.

This order dishonors our values and has caused shockwaves of confusion throughout our nation.  America is the land of opportunity regardless of age, race, class and religion. I will continue to work for smart action to protect our borders while protecting religious freedom and defending our American values.”