Sensenbrenner Clarifies Green Card Statements

1/30/17 – Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner has apologized for supporting a ban on green card holders from reentering the U-S. The Menomonee Falls Republican answered a question at a town hall meeting in Jefferson Saturday by saying that longtime immigrant residents with green cards should not be allowed back into the country, if they’re away during President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim nations. Sunday, Sensenbrenner backtracked, issuing a statement that green card holders should not be banned from entering America regardless of where they’re from, unless there’s “evidence of a threat.” At a town hall meeting in Menomonee Falls Sunday night, Sensenbrenner told an overflow crowd of about 250 people that he “misspoke.”