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Statement by Congressman Higgins

Feb 9, 2017
Press Release

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.”