Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer condemned President Trump over his executive order Friday calling for new vetting of refugees entering the U.S.
There are tears running down the cheeks of the Statue of Liberty tonight. pic.twitter.com/X6q40dMCsN
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 27, 2017
“Tears are running down the cheeks of the Statue of Liberty" begins Schumer's statement pic.twitter.com/W9odD5JhfK
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) January 27, 2017
“Taking in immigrants and refugees is not only humanitarian but has also boosted our economy and created jobs decade after decade,” Schumer said in a statement. “This is one of the most backward and nasty executive orders that the president has issued.”
The White House did not provide immediate details Friday about Trump’s executive order, but reports suggest the U.S. would stop issuing visas to people coming from several Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Iraq.
The order reportedly suspends all refugee admissions for four months for the administration to determine countries that post the greatest risk and is also expected to block refugees from war-torn Syria.