Oregon Democrats Condemn Donald Trump Refugee, Immigration Orders

The Oregonian

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Washington, January 31, 2017 | comments

Members of Oregon's congressional delegation have all released statements about President Donald Trump's executive orders on immigration and refugee travel.

Oregon's sole Republican in Congress, Rep. Greg Walden, was the only member of the delegation who did not condemn the orders, issued Friday. The president's actions set off days of protests in Oregon and around the country.

On Monday, several Democrats joined a candlelight vigil outside the Supreme Court building. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, as well as Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici called on Trump to reverse his orders.

Reps. Kurt Schrader and Peter DeFazio also released statements condemning the orders as antithetical to American values.


Schrader said:

"To unilaterally stop visas for 90 days and refugees fleeing persecution, murder and rape for 120 days without cause, due process or justification goes against everything we hold dear in the Constitution. This president has shown absolutely no respect for or understanding of the democratic republic he supposedly represents. It is time for Congress, the constitutional lawmaking body, to assert itself. This is dangerous to our own liberty."

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