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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States

January 30, 2017
Press Release

I strongly support President Trump’s executive order on refugees.  There is no unconditional right to enter the United States, and the President has a sworn responsibility to assure that those entering our country are not hostile to our Constitution, our people, or the rule of law.  The order is limited to countries that are hot-beds of Islamic extremism and provides for case-by-case waivers to assure that bona fide dissenters from these regimes can enter.  This is a temporary stop-gap to give the administration time to put a new vetting system in place that can adequately assess the veracity of a refugee’s claims and his intentions. 

Link to text of Executive Order: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States