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Congresswoman Clarke’s Statement on Judge Watson Blocking Trump’s “Revised” Muslim Ban

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) released the following statement on United States District Court Judge Derrick Watson’s decision to block Donald Trump’s “revised” Muslim ban:

“I applaud Judge Watson’s order blocking Donald Trump’s illegal, immoral, and unconstitutional Muslim ban from becoming the policy of the United States. Any attempt to divide us based on religion threatens our nation’s commitment to equality under the law and violates the First Amendment. Simply put, these efforts to divide and demean us will not win. I will continue to stand with my Muslim sisters and brothers against Donald Trump and his fundamentally anti-American policies. I also call upon the people of Brooklyn and the American people more generally to continue resisting and rejecting Donald Trump’s attempts to create a new, alternative normal. Together, we will prevail.”

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