March 06, 2017

Kaine Statement On Trump Administration’s Revised Travel Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on President Trump’s revised travel ban executive order:

“The Trump Administration's immigration orders – after weeks of unnecessary confusion – remain a mess. Entrance into the United States should be based on a judgment about the risk an individual poses to our country. Discriminating against people from certain countries with no evidence that they pose any greater risk than those from other countries not affected is more about politics than about safety. And perpetuating the stereotype that refugees fleeing humanitarian disasters are suspicious is cruel. Congressional Republicans and Democrats should join together and do what the Senate did four years ago – pass comprehensive immigration reform to address these questions in an evidenced-based way.”