Veasey Statement on DFW Airport Detainees

Jan 28, 2017
Press Release

Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas - Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, released the following statement in response to President Trump's executive action to suspend refugee entry from seven Muslim-majority countries for 120 days and the resulting detention of immigrants at DFW Airport:

"President Trump's latest executive action is already causing mass confusion for international airports nationwide. I have been in contact with all relevant agencies and I will continue to monitor the situation closely. I have heard reports of upwards of 50 detainees and I am traveling to DFW airport to gather more information. In the meantime, airport officials are providing cots, blankets, food and water to those detained. The Trump Administration’s refugee ban and their instruction to suspend entry from Muslim-majority countries is wholly un-American and challenges our country’s humanitarian leadership.”