Congressman Sean Maloney

Representing the 18th District of New York

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Maloney Statement on American SAFE Act of 2015

Nov 19, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC —Today, U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) today released the following statement on the American SAFE Act of 2015:

 

“Our nation has long stood as a beacon of freedom, but after the events of the last few weeks some leaders have given into fear and turned their backs on refugees. These actions are reprehensible, and present a false choice between our values and our security. It’s understandable that people are scared, and Americans have a right to know that the process we use to screen refugees will keep us safe. I have faith in our system, and I don’t believe these refugees -- the overwhelming majority of whom are women, elderly, and children – threaten our communities or national security. So instead of slowing the program or pausing it, the Administration should agree to immediately certify refugees if they pass the current extensive screenings and we should all refocus on actual threats.”