Monday 6 March 2017 / 6:33 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Despite some cosmetic changes, this remains a retrograde step for the United States – Thornberry

Labour’s
Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Emily Thornberry
MP,
responding
to the US administration’s updated travel ban said:

“Despite
some cosmetic changes, this remains a retrograde step for the United States.

“By
abdicating its responsibilities under international law, the administration
continues to send a terrible message to the rest of the world on the refugee
crisis. While it remains to be seen whether or not this new executive order
will stand up in court, nothing in today’s announcement changes the fact that
these measures are unnecessary, divisive and wrong.”