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tv   Weekly Democratic Address  CSPAN  February 11, 2017 6:25pm-6:31pm EST

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and so too will our great new attorney general jeff sessions. my administration is committed to your security which is why we will continue to fight to take all necessary and legal action to keep terrorists radical and dangerous extremists from ever entering our country. we will not allow our generous system of immigration to be turned against us as a tool for terrorism and truly bad people. we must take firm steps today to ensure that we are safe tomorrow. we will defend our country, protect our constitution, and deliver real prosperity for our people. god bless you, god bless america, have a great week. >> the past few weeks have been perhaps the most significant test of our lifetime. a test of our values. a tess of who we want to be as a people. and a test of our will. in attacking our constitution,
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a fundamental tenets of our democracy and who we are as a people president trump has dismissed everything we stand for, everything our ancestors fought for. in the face of uncertainty and anger, we have seen a new front emerge. people who are united behind our american principles. behind everything that is great in this country. and perhaps most importantly, united behind each other. united because we all know that we are a stronger country because of imgrants. united because we know this country has long prided itself in welcoming the stranger. i am from queens, new york. a community in the shadow of the statue of liberty and a community built by immigrants. i am proud to represent it as the son of immigrants. when my mother and grandparents came here from ireland i doubt they ever dreamed that some day their son and grandson would have the honor of walking the
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halls of congress. like today's immigrant families they wanted me to have every opportunity possible. immigrants are some of the bravest people i know. because they choose to leave behind everything and face the unknown. they leave behind their neighborhoods, their schools, their churches, their synagogues and mosques. they leave behind their homes. and they do it all because they seek the promise that the united states offers them. a promise of opportunity. whatever means our ancestors came here they gave us a lasting legacy that we can all be proud of. and that we must uphold. there's a lot of talk lately about what is america and what is american. what's american is people welcoming refugees and families at arrival gates. it's lawyers upholding the constitution from an airport floor and a laptop.
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it's young people discovering the need for civic engagement and children learning that no matter who you are the or where you came from or what you believe, you are welcomed here. for all this bluster, president trump has underestimated the strength and the will of the american people. the actions he's taken have made our country less safe and have hurt our standing in the world. they're also not a reflection of who we are as a country. so i promise you we will fight back, we will resist. we will resist on behalf of what is american. and we will resist on behalf of the immigrants who came here in the past and who will come here in the future. my fellow americans, this is not a political fight. this is a fight for our future. this is about our democracy.
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this is about our country. this is about our people. and making our voices heard. let me tell you, it's worninging. and i know this is a fight we will win. thank you. and god bless america. >> sunday night the on q&a. >> but in all these years i have never seen a case where the snowden case where so uncritically generalists have accepted information from a single source, edward snowden, who is in moscow under the control of the russian government. >> investigative journalist on his book how america lost its secrets. edward snowden, the man and the theft. >> he did enormous damage. i don't even know if his supporters say he did no damage.
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they say he did enormous good. that's their view. and maybe he did some good because he started a national conversation. he opened up a subject of interest. but i think where trump is certainly right is that this man has not faced justice and he deserves to face justice, whatever we decide. >> sunday night at 8:00 eastern on c-span's q&a. >> our guest this week on the communicators is representative marsha blackburn, a republican from tennessee and the new chair of the energy and commerce subcommittee on communicatio


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