STATEMENT: Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Statement on President Donald Trump’s Recent Remarks

Washington, D.C. -- Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie issued the following statement on President Trump’s remarks:   “I am disgusted and offended by the President's racist remarks yesterday. Divisive and incendiary rhetoric has no place in public discourse—certainly not coming from the highest elected leader in our country. People who migrate to the United States often make great personal sacrifices in attempting to be a part of the American dream. We should recognize their sacrifices, welcome them, and treat them with the human dignity that we all deserve.”   ###
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STATEMENT: Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Statement on President Donald Trump Executive Orders

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For Immediate Release: Monday, January 30, 2017 Washington, DC – Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie (D – Ward 5) released the following statement today on recent executive actions taken by President Trump: "As the Ward 5 Councilmember and an elected leader in the District of Columbia, I find President Trump’s executive order banning Muslims as well as a his executive order limiting federal funding to designated sanctuary cities unconscionable. It sows fear and uncertainty for the individuals directly impacted and has the potential to make the entire city less safe by pushing a further wedge between the community and public safety officials. This order is the very antithesis of the principles of fairness and justice upon which our country was founded. The immigrant community is inextricably woven into the fabric of…
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