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Walker Statement on Syrian and Iraqi Refugees

November 16, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (NC-06) issued the following statement concerning Syrian and Iraqi refugees in the United States:

“The terrorist attacks in Paris demonstrate that the safety of America is at risk unless we take action. While I understand the need to be compassionate towards individuals seeking asylum in the United States, we simply cannot place our national security on the backburner by accepting unidentified Syrian and Iraqi refugees into the United States, especially given our past and present immigration issues.                                

We must show American strength against ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism. At a time when many radical Islamic extremists are pursuing any manner to penetrate our homeland, we need to be ever vigilant to protect our citizens from any potential outside threats.”