STATEMENT: Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib Condemns New Travel Ban Executive Order

For Immediate Release
March 6, 2017

Contact: Communications Director Keeley Smith
360.786.7707 | keeley.smith@ltgov.wa.gov

Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib Condemns New Travel Ban Executive Order

“President Trump’s revised travel ban not only remains discriminatory, but is also harmful to our national security. Our country has always welcomed the best and brightest from around the world, and arbitrarily blocking students, researchers, and artists from visiting the US runs counter to our country’s proud traditions. My own parents would never have been able to come to this country from Iran had this order been in place.

We will continue operating a resource portal for those affected by this policy, and will remain available to help any Washingtonian who is adversely affected by this executive order to the best of our ability.”

— Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib

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