On January 29, 2017, with thousands protesting around the country and at home, we did the post below. It is now January 30, 2017, at 2:00 PM. Rep. Paulsen released a statement on the ban just an hour ago. Here’s what he had to say:
“I support thorough vetting of those entering our country from countries and regions posing a serious threat to Americans. But this vetting must be applied responsibly and thoughtfully, and appropriately target those who are a national security risk. Unfortunately, the President’s executive order is too broad and has been poorly implemented and conceived. It is clear from the events this weekend that the executive order does not ensure that legal residents, including green card holders, and non-threats, such as those who served alongside the American military in Iraq, are treated fairly and with the dignity they deserve.”
You’ll note there’s no mention of the up to 2 year vetting that was put into place during the Obama administration. We’re looking for the full statement, and will update this post if we’re able to find more than snippets in media posts.
With protests happening in MSP and around the country, what has our Congressman have to say?
It’s now January 29, 2017, after 6:00 PM.