Congresswoman Norma Torres

Representing the 35th District of California
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Torres on 9th Circuit Ruling on Travel Ban

February 9, 2017
Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Today Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) issued the following statement on the ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals against reinstating President Trump’s travel ban:


“I am proud that our judiciary has stood up to the President and his dangerous overreach of power by ruling against reinstating the travel ban.  In the short time this ban was in place, President Trump has already done a great deal of harm to our nation and our national security.


“He has tarnished America’s image, giving ISIS and Al Queda a powerful new recruiting tool. He has humiliated and traumatized families and children who were on their way to this country legally. He has detained individuals who gave critical help to our Armed Forces, and he has turned our back on our moral obligation to refugees fleeing from humanitarian crises.  Worse, in defending this misguided policy, he has attacked the very integrity and independence of the judicial branch and the separation of powers upon which our constitutional democracy depends.  I know that this is not the end of this legal battle, but it is an important victory.”


Rep. Torres represents California’s 35th congressional district and is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade.