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Posted On: 1/30/2017

Budish Issues Statement on Trump’s Ban on Refugees and Muslim Immigrants




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Mary Louise Madigan: (216) 698-2521; mlmadigan@cuyahogacounty.us


CLEVELAND - Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish issued the following statement:

“President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and Muslim immigrants from countries around the world is shameful and must be stopped. Many of the people his action is barring are women and children fleeing war and terror; others are young students who have worked for years to come to our universities; still others are doctors who serve in our local hospitals. The list goes on. This country was founded and built by immigrants and we are all strengthened by diversity. Let’s not allow fear to define who we are. Lady liberty is crying. I call upon President Trump to immediately lift this shameful ban and to work on stronger vetting of individuals coming into our country as appropriate.”