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Blumenthal Statement on Federal Court Blocking - Again - Trump Muslim Travel Ban

[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement today after a federal judge blocked President Trump’s third attempt at a travel ban that would prevent visitors to the United States from several majority-Muslim countries.

“A federal judge has again saved our nation from a discriminatory, demagogic travel ban. The Trump ban is both unconstitutional and unconscionable. An independent judiciary has upheld American values as well as American law. Out of the welter of judicial rulings should emerge a simple truth: the Trump attempts to discriminate based on religion violate the spirit and letter of the American Constitution. Rather than again demeaning or denouncing American judges, the President should accept this ruling and rescind the order immediately.”