Congressman Garret Graves issues lengthy statement in response to Trump's executive order on immigration

Congressman Garret Graves issues lengthy statement in response to Trump's executive order on immigration
Congressman Garret Graves (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Congressman Garret Graves has issued a statement in response to President Donald Trump's temporary immigration ban.

On Monday, January 30, Graves released the following statement:

America is a nation of immigrants. I am proud of my heritage and appreciate the contributions our forefathers, but the future greatness of the United States depends upon the safety and security of Americans today. We have two choices: we can put appropriate safeguards and protections in place to prevent future attacks or we can continue to react by putting safeguards in place after the next 9-11, San Bernardino, or Orlando-style attack. The recent actions by the Administration should not be a shock to anyone – they were routinely discussed during his campaign.

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