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Honorable Tim Walz

Representing the 1st District of MINNESOTA

Walz Statement on Executive Order

Jan 29, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Tim Walz (MN-01) released the following statement on President Trump’s immigration executive order:

“The safety and security of the American people is our highest national imperative, but President Trump's executive order on Friday not only puts our men and women in uniform at greater risk overseas, it fundamentally contradicts our nation’s values.

By unilaterally shutting America's door on those fleeing war and persecution in hope of a better life in the United States, we break the promise of our fundamental principle: that our nation is enriched by those who come from different lands, who bring their talents, their hopes and their hunger for freedom. This type of blanket discrimination is shameful and morally reprehensible. It's not who we are as Americans, and it's not who we are as Minnesotans.  In the last day, I have been heartened by so many Americans who have raised their voices to speak out. I join them and will continue our work to live our values and protect our nation.”