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April 28, 2017

Homeland Insecurity: Trump’s Failed 100 Days

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement and infographic on the homeland security implications of President Trump’s first 100 days in office: 

“The number one job of the President and the executive branch is to keep our nation – and its people – safe and secure.  However, the first 100 days of this Administration has been marked by a lack of strategy and a hodgepodge of ill-conceived policies based on campaign promises and catchphrases that do little – if anything – to make us safer.”

“President Trump ran on good management and keeping the country safe, but some of the most critical senior national security positions remain unfilled and the President has hired White House senior advisors with ties to Russia and histories of white nationalism and xenophobia.  President Trump ran on the rule of law, but has issued executive order after executive order that have been ruled unconstitutional by our courts.  Banning Muslims and refugees from our country does not make us safer, provides a recruiting tool to terror groups, alienates our allies, and is antithetical to our nation's values. President Trump ran on limited government and cutting costs, but insists on a multi-billion dollar border wall boondoggle that does not keep us safe and is dead set on creating a deportation force that is not prioritizing criminals and those that want to do us harm. Our streets and borders are not safer when families are torn apart and responsible members of our communities are forced to leave the country.”

“The rampage that President Trump began in January has often been stopped by Congress, the Judicial branch, and, most importantly, the citizenry.  In order for him to be a successful President, Trump should rethink the priorities of his administration and must stop governing off the xenophobia and division of his campaign.  He must focus on sound policies that actually make us safer and are lawful within the Constitution. Only then will he find partners in the Congress and the American people.”

Infographic breakdown:


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