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MoveOn Condemns Trump’s Latest Muslim Ban and Suspension of Refugee Program

WASHINGTON DC — Moments ago, President Donald Trump signed a new executive order that once again halts the U.S. refugee program and suspends granting of visas for those traveling from six-Muslim majority countries: Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.

In reaction to the executive order, Ilya Sheyman, executive director of MoveOn.org Political Action, released the following statement:

“Once again, President Trump has signed a Muslim Ban that is a de facto religious test for immigrants and shuts our doors on refugees.  While the Trump Administration has made some tweaks and changes to the executive order after a previous version was struck down by a federal district court, the intention and impact of the action remains fundamentally unchanged: This is the Muslim Ban that Trump promised during his campaign.

“MoveOn members will continue to oppose this hateful and counterproductive proposal and to demand that our elected officials and courts defend the Constitution and strike down this Muslim Ban.”