Lewis Statement on Executive Action Affecting Immigration


Date: Jan. 30, 2017
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02), issued the following statement on President Trump's recent executive actions affecting immigration:

"America has always been, and must continue to be, a beacon of hope for the world. However, the first priority of the American government is to keep our people safe.

"While this includes border security and immigration controls on those who enter our nation from dangerous parts of the world, I have never supported a religious test for immigration and nor does the Constitution.

"Nor do I believe in banning entry for green card holders, who are lawful residents of our country no matter where they are flying from, or those who have aided us on the field of battle. Yet the American people do expect us to properly vet those who wish to do us harm".