Tillis Cites “Danger To National Security” Over Trump’s Pause On Iraqi Influx…

Excerpt By: Winston-Salem Journal. Written By: Bertrand M. Gutierrez.

he detainment of two Iraqis at JFK International Airport in New York last weekend serves as an example of how President Donald Trump’s executive order targeting refugees and certain predominately Muslim countries can make the United States less safe, according to a bipartisan trio of U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee members.

Citing national security and a need to review the federal government’s vetting of refugees, President Donald Trump signed an order last week that freezes the U.S. refugee program for four months, indefinitely bans Syrian refugees and freezes for three months immigration from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.

U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Democratic U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Claire McCaskill of Missouri sent a letter Monday to Defense Secretary James Mattis expressing concerns about the executive order.

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