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Congresswoman Alma Adams

Representing the 12th District of North Carolina

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Congresswoman Adams’ Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order

Jan 30, 2017
Press Release

Charlotte, N.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement regarding President Trump's Executive Order creating a ban on Muslims entering the United States.

“President Trump’s executive order to suspend the refugee program for seven predominantly Muslim countries is mean-spirited and inhumane,” said Congresswoman Adams. “Signed under the auspice of increased security, this ban will do nothing to improve our safety. If anything, it will only embolden those who seek to do us harm. We have a long and honored tradition of accepting refugees seeking safety after a thorough vetting process and this tradition should continue.

“Today, I joined my constituents at Charlotte Douglas International Airport to send a clear message to President Trump that we will not tolerate unconstitutional and ill-conceived orders that endanger the lives of our Muslim brothers and sisters. My office has been in contact with Customs and Border Protection, the Department of Homeland Security, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement and we will continue to monitor the situation closely. 

“I applaud yesterday’s court decisions that temporarily prohibit the U.S. government from removing lawful permanent residents and nonimmigrants who are returning home to the United States. I expect the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection to fully comply with this ruling.”