Graham On President Trump's Executive Order On Immigration Being Blocked By A Federal Judge


Date: March 16, 2017
Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement regarding the revised Executive Order being blocked by a federal judge.

"With all due respect to the judges involved, I believe the new Executive Order -- requiring more vetting and limiting visas from at-risk nations -- will prevail on appeal. It's not a Muslim ban.

"While I had great concerns about the first Executive Order, I believe the new proposal falls within the authority of the President to control lawful entry into our nation. The nations in question have become more unstable over time, not less.

"This has now become a referendum on the ability of the Commander in Chief to make national security policy and I support taking this issue all the way the Supreme Court."