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Carter: Our Number One Priority Must be Keeping Americans Safe

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Washington, November 16, 2015 | Mary Carpenter (202-834-0386) | comments

Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (Ga-01) released the following statement today on the Obama Administration's Syrian refugee plan in the United States after the coordinated ISIS attacks in France.

"While we are a nation of immigrants, a full background investigation is essential to any immigrant's path into our nation. Currently we do not have the ability to sufficiently vet Syrian refugees to determine the likelihood of a refugee engaging in terrorist activities once in the United States.

“I applaud Governor Deal’s decision that Georgia will not accept Syrian refugees and I strongly urge President Obama to completely halt the Syrian refugee plan immediately until we know how to properly handle this very serious threat. Our number one priority must always be the safety of the American people."

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