Wayne Stenehjem joins political effort to support travel ban

June 7, 2017

(BISMARCK, N.D.) – After multiple federal courts have blocked President Trump’s travel ban from implementation, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has joined Republican officials from 15 other states to support the ban at the Supreme Court.

In response to Stenehjem’s actions, Democratic-NPL executive director Robert Haider released the following statement:

“While our safety and security are paramount, the problem with this ban is that it’s disingenuous and actually hurts our country in the war against ISIS, as national security experts have stated over and over.

“We are America and we have always welcomed those who seek a better future. Communities across North Dakota have been built and supported by refugees and immigrants from Canada, Norway, Somalia, Iraq, and many places in between. Immigrants from all over the world help support our economies – working at our businesses and starting their own, filling critical jobs, and growing their families here in our state. They are part of our community.

“Stenehjem wants to play politics with an issue that’s about community, family, and safety. That’s disappointing and wrong – and he should know better.”

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