Statement by Congressman Webster on President Trump’s Executive Order Protecting America from Foreign Terrorist Entry
January 30, 2017
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Daniel Webster (R-Clermont) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s Executive Order Protecting America from Foreign Terrorist Entry.
“President Trump made it clear on the campaign that this was a priority. I am thankful to see President Trump is taking his responsibility to protect our country seriously and putting Americans’ safety first. I agree with the President that prior to issuing visas or refugee admissions, we must ensure our vetting process is thorough. President Obama acted similarly when he paused the processing of Iraqi refugee visas for six months in 2011.
“I look forward to working with President Trump, his administration and my colleagues in Congress to establish clearly defined improvements to our visa issuance and refugee admissions process. I am confident we can protect our homeland while remaining the compassionate nation we are to those who are tired, poor, yearning to breathe free or seeking refuge from persecution.”