Alexander Statement on Refugee Executive Order

Posted on January 29, 2017

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2017 -  U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on the president’s executive order regarding refugees and immigrants:

"This vetting proposal itself needed more vetting. More scrutiny of those traveling from war-torn countries to the United States is wise. But this broad and confusing order seems to ban legal, permanent residents with ‘green cards,’ and might turn away Iraqis, for example, who were translators and helped save lives of American troops and who could be killed if they stay in Iraq. And while not explicitly a religious test, it comes close to one which is inconsistent with our American character.”

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