Press Release

Loebsack Statement on Trump’s Executive Order Banning Refuges

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Washington, January 29, 2017 | Joe Hand (202-225-6576) | comments
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement regarding President Trump’s executive order that impacts those fleeing persecution, families that have already been granted refugee status, legal permanent residents, and visa holders. Loebsack’s office also stands ready to assist any Iowan who is having troubles because of this executive order. Iowans who are in need of assistance can call toll-free 1-866-914-IOWA (4692) to speak with someone about their situation.

“This executive order signed by President Trump is shameful and flies in the face of America’s values of being a welcoming place to those who are fleeing oppression. His actions fail to anticipate any unintended consequences, which put Americans at risk and gives fodder to our enemies. It also destroys the very bedrock of what our nation has stood for- life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This dangerous order must be rescinded.

“I am thankful that our independent judiciary system stepped in and halted part of the executive order, but now it is time for them to go further and put a stop to this misguided action. We cannot allow families to be torn apart. If there is anyone who is in need of assistance, please do not hesitate to be in touch with my office.”
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