Reichert Statement on 9th Circuit Court of Appeal's ruling

Washington, DC – Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) released the following statement regarding the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal's ruling to uphold Washington State's request to put an emergency stay on President Trump's Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.”

“As Americans we are proud to live in a welcoming and compassionate country," said Rep. Reichert. "The way the Executive Order was developed and implemented did not uphold our values and disrupted the lives of many individuals who legally deserve to be here. Congress and the Administration must work together to implement legislation that keeps Americans safe while respecting religious freedom and creating a way forward for those who wish to come here legally and contribute to our communities.”