Trump Actions on Immigration Threaten National Security, Fail to Reflect American Values

Assemblywoman Mila Jasey (D-Morris/Essex) issued the following statement Monday to condemn President Donald J. Trump's executive order denying refugees and citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen entry into the United States:

 

"This nation began as a refuge. Since its founding, the United States of America has been a symbol of hope for people living in fear in faraway lands. Men and women come here and - perhaps for the first time in their lives - don't have to worry about bombs destroying their homes or terrorist groups conscripting their children. We have welcomed them with open arms, because fundamentally, that's who we are - a people fiercely committed to standing up for and sharing our ideals of freedom, justice and democracy."…

 

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