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Senator Merkley responds to travel ban proposal

(KTVL)

Senator Merkley says just like DACA removal, a travel ban based on religion is completely at odds with our constitution.

The Trump administration argues the proposed travel ban only applies to seven countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela, five of which are Muslim.

Senator Merkley says any ban based on religion could be a slippery slope that threatens our homeland security.

"Many of our allies that are working side by side with us are Muslim. We absolutely cannot discriminate on the basis of religion here in the United States of America,” said Senator Merkley.

Senator Merkley says a decision like this could cause our nation to lose allies.

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