01.27.17

McCaul on President Trump Signing Executive Order on Refugees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul today issued the following statement on President Trump signing an executive order regarding refugees.

Chairman McCaul: “We are a compassionate nation and a country of immigrants. But as we know, terrorists are dead set on using our immigration and refugee programs as a Trojan Horse to attack us. Today, President Trump signed an order to help prevent jihadists from infiltrating the United States. With the stroke of a pen, he is doing more to shut down terrorist pathways into this country than the last Administration did in eight years. As Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, I will ensure the appropriate steps are taken to tighten immigration and refugee screening. And in the long run, I will work with the White House to make sure the United States remains both a beacon of hopeopen to all freedom-loving peopleand a nation well-defended against all who wish to do it harm.”

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