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There's more that unites us, than divides us

Washington, February 1, 2019

There's more that unites us, than divides us
Last Sunday was the second anniversary of President Trump’s discriminatory Muslim Ban. One of the most important responsibilities we have as legislators is to protect our Constitution and this ban continues to attack on one the most fundamental pillars of our Constitution – Freedom of Religion.

In my district, you see the devastating impact of this ban. It keeps people away from their loved ones and says 'Do Not Enter' to refugees fleeing war and violence. We must continually fight against such harmful policies. We have introduced legislation to block any funding for his Muslim Ban. The bill prohibits the use of any funds or fees to implement President Trump's Executive Order which currently blocks immigrants from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

Muslim members of my Michigan community are as American as any I know. They are my neighbors, friends, and closest advisors. They are teachers, doctors, business owners, and thriving members of our community. They make Southeast Michigan a vibrant place to live and work.

National security experts have been clear that the Muslim Ban has made our country less safe. Freedom of religion is a fundamental pillar of the US Constitution and must be upheld. From the steps of the Supreme Court to the floor of Congress, I'll never stop fighting this ban that keeps families apart and jeopardizes our national security. This is about the heart and soul of who we are in America. There is more that unites us than can divide us.

Sincerely,

Debbie Dingell
Member of Congress

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