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Congressman Mike Bishop

Representing the 8th District of Michigan


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Bishop Statement on Trump Immigration Order

January 30, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mike Bishop (MI-08) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration:

“The primary duty of Congress is to keep Americans safe. All of our nation's security agencies agree that admitting individuals without the ability to properly vet them places national security and American lives at risk.

“That said, we need greater clarity from the administration to ensure this order is not carried out in a way that infringes on civil liberties and the protections guaranteed by our Constitution. We must remain vigilant and focused on going after enemies like ISIS – without targeting our allies in the process.

“The reality of this situation is that our national security agencies do not have the proper resources or background information to fully vet refugees from Syria and the nations outlined by the Obama administration in this new Executive Order. While a pause is in place, we must strengthen our vetting process and immigration policies – and fast – so we can keep families together and bad actors out.”