WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the stay on President Trump’s immigration ban:
“The unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is a victory for American values, security and common sense. It is a rebuke to President Trump’s immigration and refugee order, which was a thinly veiled attempt to institute a Muslim ban. The opinion of every national security and intelligence expert I have spoken as a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is that this ban would not make our country safer. In fact, it likely serves as a recruitment tool for ISIL and other extremists.
“This is a win for the federal judiciary, which exercised its proper role in reviewing the Constitutionality of this action. Instead of going down this dangerous and potentially unconstitutional path, we should continue the thorough vetting processes we already have in place and work towards actual policy solutions, not fear-mongering, to confront the threat of terrorism.”