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November 19, 2015

Aguilar Statement on Support of American SAFE Act

Rep. Pete Aguilar released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 4038, the American SAFE Act of 2015:

“The safety of our citizens and the security of our country is my top priority. As we accept more refugees from Syria or Iraq, we must implement an additional level of security to guarantee our nation’s safety. The added level of security does not diminish our commitment to helping the innocent men, women and children fleeing the grips of Islamic State militants or the Assad regime, rather it strengthens our defense and will enable us to move forward through a safer and more secure process to relocate refugees. As we mourn those lost to terror attacks in Paris, Lebanon, and elsewhere, I remain committed to defeating ISIS and the threat posed by terrorists around the world.”