by Congressman John Carter
On January 27 Rep. John R. Carter (R-TX-31) released the following statement in regards to President Trump’s recent Executive Order on extreme vetting. The Executive Order was signed by the President on Friday, January 27.
“As Chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, I know firsthand the challenges that our customs and intelligence personnel face when attempting to vet applicants from countries with little to no record keeping.
While implementation of the new policy could have been better communicated, I support President Trump’s efforts to increase security measures and vetting processes on people seeking visas to our country, and those refugees seeking asylum.
I am committed to keeping Texans safe and I will continue to support all efforts to put our national security first. I stand against any polices that open the door to radical extremists manipulating our immigration policies and infiltrating our homeland.
We must ensure we have the best practices in place to deny entry to those wishing us harm while allowing peaceful, freedom loving people access to our great nation.”
Rep. Carter represents Texas District 31, which includes Fort Hood, the largest active duty armored military installation in the free world. He serves as Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Appropriations, co-chairman of the House Army Caucus, is on the Subcommittee for Commerce, Justice and Science and the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.