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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson Statement on President's Immigration and Refugee Executive Orders

January 28, 2017
Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement:

"While having a thorough vetting process is absolutely necessary, we are capable of doing so in a way that honors our values and doesn't entirely halt our programs that serve some of the most vulnerable people in the world.  These executive orders are cruel and un-American," said Larson. "President Trump should take a page out of Governor Malloy's book and show some compassion for these families, who are displaced from their homes under horrific circumstances. What makes America great is our ability to open our doors and help those in their time of need, regardless of their religion. As it is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty, 'Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.'”