Democrats in the California state Senate are condemning President Donald Trump's immigration executive order. The Senate approved a resolution Monday calling the order a "discriminatory overreach" and commending attorneys who are fighting it.
State Senate President pro tempore Kevin DeLeon introduced the resolution. "President Trump's sweeping executive order aimed at keeping Muslims out of the United States is not only an affront to the Constitution it takes us back to a time of government sanctioned discrimination," said DeLeon.
Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson of Santa Barbara says the Statue of Liberty invites immigrants to the United States by extending a lamp, not a middle finger.
Several Republicans, including Senator Jeff Stone, say Trump's order will protect the country from terrorists. Stone also claims that nowhere in the executive order are words "Muslim ban" used.