Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ)
and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released the following statement today on the
President’s executive order on immigration:
“Our government has a responsibility to defend our borders, but we
must do so in a way that makes us safer and upholds all that is decent
and exceptional about our nation.
“It is clear from the confusion at our airports across the nation
that President Trump’s executive order was not properly vetted. We are
particularly concerned by reports that this order went into effect with
little to no consultation with the Departments of State, Defense,
Justice, and Homeland Security.
“Such a hasty process risks harmful results. We should not stop
green-card holders from returning to the country they call home. We
should not stop those who have served as interpreters for our military
and diplomats from seeking refuge in the country they risked their lives
to help. And we should not turn our backs on those refugees who have
been shown through extensive vetting to pose no demonstrable threat to
our nation, and who have suffered unspeakable horrors, most of them
women and children.
“Ultimately, we fear this executive order will become a
self-inflicted wound in the fight against terrorism. At this very
moment, American troops are fighting side-by-side with our Iraqi
partners to defeat ISIL. But this executive order bans Iraqi pilots from
coming to military bases in Arizona to fight our common enemies. Our
most important allies in the fight against ISIL are the vast majority of
Muslims who reject its apocalyptic ideology of hatred. This executive
order sends a signal, intended or not, that America does not want
Muslims coming into our country. That is why we fear this executive
order may do more to help terrorist recruitment than improve our
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