Senator Matt Klein Says President Trump’s Muslim Ban a “Shameful Departure from American Values”

St. Paul, Minn. – The United States Supreme Court this week decided by a narrow 5-4 ruling to uphold President Trump’s policy of halting immigration from predominantly Muslim majority countries. In response, Senator Matt Klein (DFL-Mendota Heights) released the following statement.

“The ban on immigration from Muslim majority countries will go down in history as a shameful departure from American values, and a misguided move away from the melting pot ideal that has made us strong. To my Muslim neighbors, friends, co-workers and fellow Americans; I will continue to work to reverse this policy, and return our nation to its founding ideals. And I will defend your Constitutional right to worship in your chosen faith during this unprecedented time for America. Let us stand together with hope and conviction, and restore the ideals that made us proud to be Americans.”


Matt Klein represents Senate District 52 which includes the area spanning parts of Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, the city of Mendota, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, and West St. Paul.

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