Chairman Crowley Statement on Trump Administration Effort to Drastically Limit Refugee Entry

October 24, 2017

(Washington, DC) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) released the following statement after the Trump administration issued new, unnecessary vetting requirements to drastically limit the number of refugees allowed into the United States:

“After three failed attempts to advance an unconstitutional Muslim Ban, President Trump continues to promote prejudiced policies, this time by implementing restrictive guidelines against refugees who have been forced to flee their homes because of unspeakable acts of violence and war.

“Refugees who come to the U.S. already face a rigorous and thorough vetting process that often takes years to complete. Shutting the door to these individuals does not make our nation stronger or more secure. In fact, it diminishes our standing on the world stage and robs the U.S. of its moral leadership. Our country is better than this, and House Democrats will continue fighting against Trump administration policies that run counter to our American values.”