WASHINGTON, DC (WAFB/AP) - Many Louisiana officials are commenting on President Donald Trump's temporary immigration ban.
Congressman Cedric Richmond, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement in response to Trump's executive order on immigration, saying he and the caucus will stand against the order and continue to urge the president to reconsider. The statement is below:
Republican U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy released the following statement Monday, supporting Trump's order:
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Congressman Clay Higgins, representative for Louisiana's third district, and also a Republican, talked to KATC-TV in Lafayette.
Some others in Washington are expressing concerns about the executive order cracking down on immigration.
GOP Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Tim Scott of South Carolina said in a joint statement that "the manner in which these measures were crafted and implemented have greatly contributed to the confusion, anxiety and uncertainty of the last few days."
Senator John Kennedy released the following statement Monday, saying:
Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania added that while he supports increased vetting, "Unfortunately, the initial executive order was flawed - it was too broad and poorly explained."
Congressman Garret Graves had this to say in response to the order:
Universities in the area are also expressing their thoughts on Trump's executive order.
Southern University released this statement Monday:
LSU President F. King Alexander has also released a statement in response to Trump's immigration ban, expressing his concerns about the policy. The statement reads:
And Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas stated that he supports thorough vetting, but does not support restricting the rights of lawful permanent residents. Moran added, "Furthermore, far-reaching national security policy should always be devised in consultation with Congress and relevant government agencies."