01.20.16

Senator David Perdue Votes to Suspend Refugee Process & Keep Americans Safe

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today issued the following statement in support of the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act, which suspends the admission of Syrian and Iraqi refugees into the United States until the integrity of the vetting process is improved:

“ISIS has called on its supporters to exploit refugee programs and unsecure borders to attack its enemies. This global call to action and resulting terrorist attacks have Georgians and Americans concerned about their safety and the security of our homeland. This bill helps guarantee that effective safeguards are in place to prevent radical terrorists from using the refugee program to their advantage. When we are facing such serious safety threats, it is disappointing Senate Democrats blocked this effort and put political interests ahead of national security.”