Transcript: Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s floor speech on Trump’s refugee & Muslim ban – Part 2
Part 2 of 2. Partial transcript of Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-California) floor speech introducing a bill to rescind President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and valid visa holders from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States on Jan. 30, 2017:
The law bars any discrimination based on national origin in the issuance of a visa.
And finally, detaining people at airports may violate their Fourth Amendment rights.
This was an ill-considered overreach, as the courts showed over the weekend, and it should be repealed.
So the bill that 27 of us are introducing rescinds the president’s executive order.
The text is simple because the message is simple: We won’t stand for these types of actions.
In conclusion, I’d like to say I’m so proud of the peaceful demonstrations we saw. And I join those who are so passionate about the free exercise of religion and free speech.
These are our values, Mr. President, as a nation, and I’ll be right there with you if anyone tries to violate them.
Thank you Mr. President. I yield the floor.