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Thompson Joins Initiative to Overturn Unconstitutional Muslim and Refugee Ban

Jan 30, 2017
Press Release

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) cosponsored a bill to overturn and defund the President’s executive orders banning refugees and those from Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

“These bans are not just anti-Muslim, they are anti-American,” said Thompson. “Barring refugees or members of any religion runs counter to our country’s principles, values, and history. I stand in strong opposition, and will do everything in my power to see they are reversed.

“I had the deep privilege of working with a refugee from Afghanistan. He put his life on the line serving as a translator for our troops, and later worked as an intern in my office. I am better for having known him, and our country is better for having opened its doors to him. This is the America we must protect—not one that would let hate and fear govern its policies.”

Thompson is the cosponsor of the Statue of Liberty Value (SOLVE) Act, which would defund the President’s executive order and establish that it has no value.