Schatz Statement On President Trump's New Muslim Ban

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) released the following statement on President Trump’s new executive order that bans refugees and immigrants from certain Muslim-majority nations.

“This administration continues to use immigrants and refugees – those fleeing from violence –  as scapegoats for global terrorism.  This ‘updated’ Muslim ban is still a Muslim ban. It may be more carefully constructed, but it is still racist and counterproductive. It's a violation of American values that only damages our national security.”