Foxx Statement on President Trump's Immigration Executive Order
Washington, January 30, 2017
WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today issued the following statement regarding President Trump's executive order entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States:"
"We have always been a country that welcomes immigrants. However, it is also important to remember that national security is the number one job of the federal government. Given shortcomings in the current screening process, I joined a bipartisan House majority in supporting legislation to strengthen the vetting process for individuals seeking entry to the United States through the Visa Waiver Program or as refugees. The Executive Order signed by the president on Friday came with little clarity and caused much uncertainty for foreign travelers. Additional implementing guidance is needed to ensure that the order can be applied in a fair and equitable manner."
U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx represents North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District and is the chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.