The influential Koch Brothers are standing in opposition to President Trump’s executive order banning refugee immigration from Muslim-majority countries.
The Charles Koch Institute, as well as the libertarian Koch Seminar Network, issued a statement of disapproval regarding the implemented ban.
President of the Charles Koch Institute and co-chairman of the Koch Seminar Network, Brian Hooks released the following proclamation to the press:
“We believe it is possible to keep Americans safe without excluding people who wish to come here to contribute and pursue a better life for their families. The travel ban is the wrong approach and will likely be counterproductive. Our country has benefited tremendously from a history of welcoming people from all cultures and backgrounds. This is a hallmark of free and open societies.”
Hooks is currently with Charles Koch attending the Seminar Network’s annual conference in Palm Springs, California, where large groups of influential donors gather to promote and discuss libertarian endeavors. Most of these topics revolve around reforms in education, community, business and government.
The Seminar Network is also notable for its donations to Republicans running for Senate and House of Representative seats. However, the group was notably absent from financially participating in the recent presidential election.
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