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U.S. Rep. Kelly calls Trump’s actions against immigrants un-American

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., who represents Homewood and Flossmoor in Congress, addressed news that a federal judge ordered the government not to deport immigrants stopped at airports. A number of people were detained at U.S. airports on Saturday,  including about a dozen people at O’Hare International Airport, as a result of the President Trump’s executive order barring individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries. She released the following statement:
“I am inspired by and agree with Judge (Ann) Donnelly’s decision to grant an emergency stay. These individuals were denied entry because of President Trump’s radical and reckless executive order. President Trump’s ban runs counter to our Constitution, shows a lack of judgment and displays extreme indifference for American global leadership.
The President’s policies are creating disastrous episodes that endanger our security. Instead of working across the aisle to address any gaps in our security, President Trump jumped to an executive order that violates the rights of American citizens and people who risked their lives for our country.
It’s time for (Senate) Leader (Mitch) McConnell and (House) Speaker (Paul) Ryan to get serious about their Constitutional duties.  
In a time when families flee the terror of ISIS and seek a better opportunity, how will America remain compassionate and lead?  
Simply put, the overreach that we’re witnessing with this executive order is un-American.”

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