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Statement from Mayor Walsh on immigration executive orders

January 28, 2017

Mayor's Office

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Mayor's Office

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today released the following statement regarding this week's executive orders.

"Preventing people from entering this country based solely on faith runs counter to everything we stand for as Americans. Let's be clear: this is not an effective way to combat terrorism and increase homeland security."

"It is a reckless policy that is rooted in fear, not substance, and further divides us as a nation and a world. It is simply morally wrong. As Americans, we must move forward together as a country proud of our diverse heritage, and find real solutions to the challenges we face."