Senator Schatz Replies to Donald Trump’s Proposal to Bar All Muslims From Entering the US

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) released the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s proposal to bar all Muslims from entering the United States:

Senator Brian Schatz in Puna after Hurricane Iselle.

Senator Brian Schatz in Puna after Hurricane Iselle.

“When Donald Trump proposed to block all Muslims from entering the United States, he referred to Roosevelt’s classification of thousands of Japanese, Germans, and Italians during the war as “enemy aliens” as precedent.   This shameful page of our history led to the internment of thousands of Japanese American families.

“In 1988, President Reagan offered a formal apology for this disgrace.  We should remember this chapter in history in order to never repeat the same injustice.”

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