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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on President Trump’s Travel Ban Executive Order

January 30, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement on President Trump’s Travel Ban Executive Order.

Statement from Mayor Mitch Landrieu:

“Protecting America must always be our top priority but the President’s Executive Order is un-American, un-Christian and will not make us safer. In fact, President Trump’s discriminatory travel ban will make our country less safe because it will further alienate us from Muslim allies in the fight against terrorism and extremism. 

“Turning our back on those in need has never been a value of this nation.  America cannot be a great nation, unless we remain a good nation. 

“New Orleans will remain a welcoming city because we know that our diversity is a strength. We also know all too well what it feels like to seek shelter and refuge in a place that is not your home. 

“Some of the darkest times in our nation’s history were when immigrants, minorities, refugees or the most vulnerable among us were discriminated against by our government.  History will judge this as one of those times if we do no act. I hope that President Trump will reconsider his decision. America deserves better.”

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