Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Rep. Peters: New Travel Ban About Politics, not Security

Mar 6, 2017
Press Release

Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement on President Trump’s new executive order that halts the refugee program and bans legal travel and immigration from 6 Muslim-majority nations:

“The White House has said that this travel ban would be fundamentally the same as the last one that was struck down by the courts, and that is exactly what they delivered. This ban still undermines our fight against terrorism and our security interests abroad. And it still betrays our values as Americans.

“President Trump has offered no evidence for imminent threats or alleged shortcomings in our rigorous screening processes that justify this sweeping, discriminatory policy. The reckless rationale behind both of these orders makes it clear that his goal is to keep an extreme campaign promise to ban Muslims, not to make Americans safer.

“President Trump needs to stop playing politics with national security.”