Clerk Orr's Statement on President Trump's Immigration Order

February 2, 2017
Press Release

I am continuously and deeply disturbed by the direction and actions of this new administration.

President Trump’s recent edict barring immigrants and U.S. citizens who just happened to be out of the country when he signed the order is inexplicable and the antithesis of what our country stands for. His action does nothing to make us safer or bring people together – in fact, it makes the world less safe and tears us apart.

I have always said government needs to makes interactions with the public easier and less intimidating. President Trump’s recent orders undermine the confidence Americans have in their government and serves to turn government at all levels into an entity the public fears rather than a body that works for the people.