Coons: Trump executive order restricting travel makes us less safe

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. (WHYY, file)

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. (WHYY, file)

In response to President Trump’s executive order restricting immigration, U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Delaware, issued a condemning statement over the weekend. He said, “We are a nation of immigrants that has tried to lead by example. But today the world is seeing an America that is returning to a politics of exclusion based on religion or nationality.”

Coons is a member of the Senate Foreigh Relations Committee. He joined WHYY’s Jennifer Lynn by phone to discuss the potential impact of Trump’s executive order.

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