Durbin: History Will Judge Where America’s Leaders Stood Today

Calls on Congressional Republicans to reject President Trump’s Ban on Muslims in the United States

CHICAGO – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Democratic Whip and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, released the following statement:

“History will judge where America’s leaders stood today," said Durbin. “Faced with the humanitarian crisis of our time, the United States cannot turn its back on children fleeing persecution, genocide, and terror. During the Holocaust we failed to fulfill to our duty to humanity. We cannot allow mindless fear to lead us into another regretful chapter in our history.”