WASHINGTON--U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar today released the following statement after the Supreme Court upheld the Administration’s executive order targeting refugees, especially those from Muslim countries. Minnesota is home to a large refugee and immigrant population, including the largest Somali, Liberian, and Oromo communities and the second largest Hmong community in the United States.

“Today’s 5-4 Supreme Court decision isn’t right. Immigrants and refugees strengthen our communities - they are an important part of our economy and society as our police officers, small business owners, students, and teachers. They don’t diminish America, they are America. As Justice Sotomayor wrote in her dissent, the decision was reached ‘by ignoring the facts, misconstruing our legal precedent and turning a blind eye to the pain and suffering... [of] countless families and individuals, many of whom are United States citizens’.”