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Connecticut Reps. Support Act To Overturn Trump Immigration Order

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes
U.S. Rep. Jim Himes Photo Credit: Contributed photo
U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty
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U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – All five members of Connecticut's U.S. House delegation supported legislation introduced Monday that would overturn President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees.

Democratic U.S. Reps. John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4) and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) joined with more than 170 Democratic colleagues to introduce the Statue of Liberty Values (SOLVE) Act of 2017. The act would overturn Trump's executive order, which bans entry of refugees into the country for 120 and entry of immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries for 90 days.

“President Trump’s executive order is a morally bankrupt document that will serve only to embolden our enemies and send countless vulnerable children and families who are fleeing terror to their needless deaths,” the Connecticut delegation said in a statement. “In just four days, the order’s careless construction and incompetent execution have led to worldwide chaos, frayed relations with our allies, and left parents, kids, students, scientists, and business leaders stranded overseas with no idea when they can return home.”

After the SOLVE Act was introduced Monday night, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) asked for unanimous consent for the House of Representatives to consider the legislation. It was denied by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

Following introduction of the SOLVE Act, a bill to defund and rescind President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban executive order, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) asked for unanimous consent for the House of Representatives to consider the legislation. However, it was denied by the Speaker of the House.

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) also introduced legislation Monday to overturn the executive order.

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