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Washington, D.C. - Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement in regards to President Trump's recent Executive Order:

“The United States and the State of Minnesota have a strong history of welcoming immigrants and refugees from every corner of the globe. This is a history that I proudly embrace and support. However, there is no greater priority of mine in Congress, or of the federal government, than to ensure the security and safety of the American people.

Attacks in Paris and San Bernardino have demonstrated the danger that refugee and visa programs can pose if the vetting process is not thorough and secure. This Executive Order takes temporary and important steps to reevaluate and enhance our refugee and visa screening process. While improvements may be needed, I am confident we will work in Congress to ensure that every American remains safe, and that we can guarantee the safety of those that come to the United State seeking shelter and refuge.”