History Will Judge Where America's Leaders Stood on President Trump's Executive Orders

The Durbin Report
2017-02-03 17:43:12
The Durbin Report: A message from Senator Richard J. Durbin <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenDurbin/Website_head er_3.png> Fellow Illinoisan, Last week, President Trump announced a new executive order that bans refugees and targets Muslims. This unlawful order is un-American, undermines our national security, and is causing mass chaos and tearing families apart at airports across the United States and around the world. Faced with the humanitarian crisis of our time, the United States cannot turn its back on children fleeing persecution, genocide, and terror. During the Holocaust we failed to fulfill to our duty to humanity. We cannot allow mindless fear to lead us into another regretful chapter in our history. <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx rop=15648.11737845.8899749.7246002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww youtube.com%2fwatch%3fv%3ddhzo_E62ozo&redir_log=130804814521300> Click here to watch me comment on President Trumps' discriminatory ban targeting refugees and Muslims from seven countries. <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx rop=15648.11737845.8899749.7246002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww youtube.com%2fwatch%3fv%3ddhzo_E62ozo&redir_log=130804814521300> The decision to indefinitely suspend the admission of Syrian refugees into the United States is not based on facts. Since 9/11, we have not had a single instance of terrorism by a Syrian refugee in the United States, not one. The United States has not admitted as many refugees as other countries like Canada have. Refugees are the most carefully vetted and investigated of all travelers to the United States. And Syrian refugees must undergo an even stricter "enhanced review" program. These Syrian refugees are the victims of a deadly war which has gone on for years and most are women and children. I've met them. I've sat down with them in Chicago. If we had one instance of a Syrian refugee coming into the United States after that vetting process who caused harm to our citizens or engaged in an act of terrorism, then perhaps this president could start to make his case. All he has is fear. Unreasoned fear. Unproven fear. <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx rop=15648.11737845.8899749.7246002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww facebook.com%2fSenatorDurbin%2fposts%2f1244127005622970&redir_log=79062 4883463380> Sincerely, Dick Durbin United States Senator <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenDurbin/Website_foot er.PNG> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx rop=15648.11737845.8899749.7246002&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww. durbin.senate.gov%2fcontact%2fnewsletter%2funsubscribe&redir_log=0735230 51375425> Click here to open a plain text version of this email <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx n_text=Y&link=SenDurbin%2501103835%250102-03-2017%2bHistory%2bWill%2bJud ge%2bWhere%2bAmerica%25e2%2580%2599s%2bLeaders%2bStood%2bon%2bPresident% 2bTrump%25e2%2580%2599s%2bExecutive%2bOrders%250115648.11737845.8899749. 7246002%2501durbin%2540unityfeed.com%2501Friend%2501%2501%2501> Click here to forward this email <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx ard=Y&link=SenDurbin%2501103835%250102-03-2017%2bHistory%2bWill%2bJudge% 2bWhere%2bAmerica%25e2%2580%2599s%2bLeaders%2bStood%2bon%2bPresident%2bT rump%25e2%2580%2599s%2bExecutive%2bOrders%250115648.11737845.8899749.724 6002%2501durbin%2540unityfeed.com%2501Friend%2501%2501%2501> Click here to open this e-mail in its own browser window <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx =SenDurbin%2501103835%250102-03-2017%2bHistory%2bWill%2bJudge%2bWhere%2b America%25e2%2580%2599s%2bLeaders%2bStood%2bon%2bPresident%2bTrump%25e2% 2580%2599s%2bExecutive%2bOrders%250115648.11737845.8899749.7246002%2501d urbin%2540unityfeed.com%2501Friend%2501%2501%2501> Click here to comment on this email <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx y=Y&link=SenDurbin%2501103835%250102-03-2017%2bHistory%2bWill%2bJudge%2b Where%2bAmerica%25e2%2580%2599s%2bLeaders%2bStood%2bon%2bPresident%2bTru mp%25e2%2580%2599s%2bExecutive%2bOrders%250115648.11737845.8899749.72460 02%2501durbin%2540unityfeed.com%2501Friend%2501%2501%2501>

 

Fellow Illinoisan,

Last week, President Trump announced a new executive order that bans refugees and targets Muslims. This unlawful order is un-American, undermines our national security, and is causing mass chaos and tearing families apart at airports across the United States and around the world.

Faced with the humanitarian crisis of our time, the United States cannot turn its back on children fleeing persecution, genocide, and terror. During the Holocaust we failed to fulfill to our duty to humanity. We cannot allow mindless fear to lead us into another regretful chapter in our history.

Click here to watch me comment on President Trumps’ discriminatory ban targeting refugees and Muslims from seven countries.

The decision to indefinitely suspend the admission of Syrian refugees into the United States is not based on facts. Since 9/11, we have not had a single instance of terrorism by a Syrian refugee in the United States, not one. The United States has not admitted as many refugees as other countries like Canada have. Refugees are the most carefully vetted and investigated of all travelers to the United States. And Syrian refugees must undergo an even stricter “enhanced review” program.

These Syrian refugees are the victims of a deadly war which has gone on for years and most are women and children. I’ve met them. I’ve sat down with them in Chicago. If we had one instance of a Syrian refugee coming into the United States after that vetting process who caused harm to our citizens or engaged in an act of terrorism, then perhaps this president could start to make his case. All he has is fear. Unreasoned fear. Unproven fear.

Sincerely,

Dick Durbin
United States Senator

 

 

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