President Trump’s revised travel ban is coming under fire from Wisconsin Dems.
The executive order was altered today to end travel restrictions from Iraq, as well removing language that indefinitely banned Syrians and rolling back provisions that prioritized Christians over Muslims. But Dems remain wary of the changes.
U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan said the order, which is now limited to the six countries of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, is still an “unconstitutional Muslim ban.”
“Although Steve Bannon didn’t write this new Muslim ban in the dead of night, it does not mean the ban is any less harmful to America and our image around the world,” he said. “Rehashing this hateful and divisive travel ban not only sends the wrong message to immigrants and refugees, it also makes our country less safe.”
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, said the ban, which goes into effect March 16, “will still make ISIS stronger, weaken America’s counterterrorism efforts and cost lives while also turning our back on our American values and the rest of the world.”
And U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore blasted the executive order on Twitter, also calling it a “Muslim ban.”
Meanwhile, House Speaker Paul Ryan praised the Trump administration’s revised order, saying it “advances our shared goal of protecting the homeland.”