Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Rep. Smith Statement on SCOTUS Ruling on President’s Actions to Strengthen Vetting of Immigrants

Jun 26, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC –  Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court upholding President Trump’s executive action that strengthened vetting of immigrants who come from countries that have been designated as a security threat.

Rep. Smith: “As the Supreme Court ruled, President Trump’s executive order is fully within the president’s power under our country’s immigration laws.

“He is lawfully protecting innocent Americans from those who enter the United States to do us harm. We ought to take every reasonable step possible to protect the American people from terrorism. Foreign nationals from countries that pose national security threats should not be admitted until they can be properly vetted by our national security agencies.”