"By suspending the issuance of visas and other immigration benefits to nationals of countries that are hotbeds of terrorism, the administration is reducing the overall risk profile of the refugee program, and demonstrating its strong commitment to placing the interests and safety of Americans first. The administration also recognizes that far more can be done with available resources when refugees are given assistance closer to home.
"Today's actions by President Trump recognize that there are dangerous gaps in the vetting process that pose significant and unnecessary risk to the security of the nation. In taking these steps he is acting within his authority to protect the security and interests of the nation and the American people."
Founded in 1979, FAIR is the country's largest immigration reform group. With over 1.3 million members and supporters nationwide, FAIR fights for immigration policies that serve national interests, not special interests. FAIR believes that immigration reform must enhance national security, improve the economy, protect jobs, preserve our environment, and establish a rule of law that is recognized and enforced.
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SOURCE Federation for American Immigration Reform