WATCH: HIAS President Mark Hetfield on MSNBC: Refugee Ban is "Vile"
Jan 30, 2017
HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield discussed the Trump Administration's refugee ban on MSNBC with host Ari Melber on Sunday, January 29, 2017.
Hetfield called President Trump’s executive order halting refugee admissions “the most vile thing I’ve seen come out of the White House in my 28 years of working in this field.”
But, he continued, “what I’ve seen over this weekend has been one of the best things I’ve ever seen…Americans in the streets, chanting ‘no hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here’ made me proud to be an American.”