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US Representative Welch Says Trump Puts Politics Above Security

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch (right) discusses presidential executive order on immigration with Vermont ACLU Executive Director James Lyall (left)
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Vermont Congressman Peter Welch (right) discusses presidential executive order on immigration with Vermont ACLU Executive Director James Lyall (left)

Congressman Peter Welch expressed his outrage over President Trump’s executive orders affecting migrants and refugees to the United States.
The Democrat told reporters on Monday that actions taken by the president restricting travel from seven countries in the Middle East will make Americans less safe and is nothing more than a ban on a religion.  "This presidential order by President Trump is essentially a ban on Muslims coming whether they’re vetted or not. This program that the President has implemented has got to be overturned.”  

Welch plans to introduce bipartisan legislation to reverse and defund the executive order.

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