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January 29, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Jacky Rosen issued the following statement about the President’s Executive Order, issued on Friday, imposing a travel ban for seven Muslim nations and prohibiting the acceptance of Syrian refugees:

“I support rigorous vetting for anyone entering the United States, to ensure that they pose no danger to our nation or the American people.  However, this action by the President has led to the detention of green card holders and those who have already passed through the vetting process.  This action appears to have been taken in a haphazard way, that has created confusion, and necessitated swift action from the courts to rectify problems with the order.

“Two of my constituents, who have been green card holders for the last five years, and are in the process of applying for their citizenship, were detained for roughly eight hours in Chicago.  Both are in wheelchairs, and one is legally blind.  We can develop a better policy than this, one that is in line with our values, and that is serious about truly protecting the American people.”