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Statement on Recent Executive Order

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Washington, January 31, 2017 | Daniel Outlaw (202-225-1956) | comments

Rep. Knight made the following statement on the President’s recent Executive Order:

“As a member of the Houses Armed Services Committee, no issue is more important to me than protecting our communities from foreign and domestic threats.  This includes strengthening our vetting process for individuals attempting to enter our country, particularly coming from places where we cannot always obtain thorough background information on individuals. Let me be clear, I do not in any way support a ban on individuals entering our country based on their religion. I understand that the recent Executive Order on this issue is causing anxiety for many people and families, which is why I am pleased with Secretary Kelly’s announcement that holders of green cards will not be denied entry into the United States.  My priority is always helping members of our community who need assistance in dealing with the federal government, and I urge those who are taking care of family members and loved ones that are currently struggling with the process to contact my office for help.“

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