Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, the Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement:
“I'm deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court allowed part of the President's discriminatory and mean-spirited Muslim ban to go into effect. It apparently doesn't matter to this White House—or to the Court for that matter—that this six-month-old Executive Order was only supposed to last three months, or that the Administration hasn't produced its promised strategy for making Americans safer. In fact, violent extremists have used this ban as a propaganda tool to promote their radical agenda, which makes Americans less safe. But this isn't about good policy. It's about President Trump discriminating against Muslims. I hope when the Court considers the ban this fall, they side with American values over the President's fear-mongering.”
Please note this statement was originally published on June 26, 2017 by Congressman Engel’s House of Representative’s office and posted to this website no sooner than 72 hours after initial publication.