Rep. Gosar Praises Continued Efforts by the White House to Strengthen Screening Measures

Mar 6, 2017 Issues: Immigration and Border Security

For Immediate Release

Date: March 6, 2017

Contact: Steven D. Smith

Steven.Smith@mail.house.gov

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement in support of President Trump’s Executive Order protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States:

“I continue to fully support President Trump’s executive actions to strengthen our immigration and refugee screening process. It’s refreshing to see an administration that isn’t ashamed to uphold the most important Constitutional responsibility of the federal government—to protect the American people. We can no longer ignore the facts that leaders from the FBI, National Counterterrorism Center and the Department of Homeland Security have testified before Congress that they do not have the necessary resources to thoroughly vet immigrants and refugees from terrorist strongholds. There is no question that the Constitution and federal law grant the president the authority to take these necessary actions which will not only protect the homeland but also safeguard refugees and legal immigrants.”

 Background:

 The full text of President Trump’s Executive Order announced this morning can be found HERE

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