Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Statement on Immigration Executive Order

January 30, 2017
Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) issued the following statement in response to the White House Executive Order to strengthen protections for the safety and security of Americans in the homeland:

“The first priority of the federal government is to protect the American people and safeguard our homeland.  We are well aware from security briefings that terrorists seek to exploit weaknesses in our refugee and immigration programs in order to reach our country.  I’m certain that was top of mind for the President when he issued this directive.

“While I support the President’s overall goal to tighten our screening process, we must take deliberate and decisive steps to achieve this goal. I will work with my colleagues and this administration to ensure that the process balances the safety and security of our citizens and the compassion that we as a nation have always strived for.”

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