Statement on the Executive Order

January 30, 2017
Press Release

On Friday, the Trump Administration announced an executive order intended to block terrorists from entering the United States.

Congressman John Moolenaar (R-Midland) issued the following statement:

“It is important that our country have screening processes that identify and prohibit terrorists from entering our country. The House passed bipartisan legislation in November of 2015 to put such processes into law. It is important that we secure our border while allowing for an orderly process for law abiding refugees to come to America, the shining city on a hill and a beacon of hope for people around the world.

“Additionally, those who have followed the law to earn visas or green cards, especially those who have worked with our military in defense of our nation should not be blocked from entering the country. Defending the American people from threats abroad is the federal government’s primary responsibility and one I take very seriously in my role as a public servant. I hope clarifications will be made to ensure our country is protecting the American people and upholding the values we cherish.”