Statement by Congressman Higgins
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to today’s unanimous ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit against reinstating President Trump's travel ban:
“The framers of the Constitution created a three branch system of government to allow for checks and a balance of power. I have a great deal of respect for the judicial process. This ruling confirms the Executive Order is not only morally outrageous and overreaching but unconstitutional.
"I am proud to live in a community and country that welcome refugees and embraces the diverse strengths that people of all backgrounds bring to our culture and economy. We have a great deal to learn from one another.
“Policy making by division gets us nowhere. I hope that Congress and the President can now focus on issues that can genuinely strengthen this Country's foreign relations, national security, and economic growth.”