STATEMENT: Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Statement on President Donald Trump Executive Orders

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For Immediate Release: Monday, January 30, 2017 Washington, DC – Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie (D – Ward 5) released the following statement today on recent executive actions taken by President Trump: "As the Ward 5 Councilmember and an elected leader in the District of Columbia, I find President Trump’s executive order banning Muslims as well as a his executive order limiting federal funding to designated sanctuary cities unconscionable. It sows fear and uncertainty for the individuals directly impacted and has the potential to make the entire city less safe by pushing a further wedge between the community and public safety officials. This order is the very antithesis of the principles of fairness and justice upon which our country was founded. The immigrant community is inextricably woven into the fabric of…
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