Inhofe Statement on Revised Executive Order on Immigration

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today released a statement in response to President Trump’s executive order revising the Jan. 27 order.

 “Today’s executive order takes the necessary steps to address concerns with the original immigration suspension while still prioritizing the security of our country and protecting American citizens," Inhofe said. “The President campaigned on promises to reform immigration laws and ensure national security—today’s executive order does just that while also providing a delayed implementation so that airlines, agencies and individuals have ample time to comply. This measure keeps a 90-day ban on entry for individuals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen to allow the Department of Homeland Security to assess and, where necessary, improve security safeguards. This provision does not discriminate against specific religions but instead protects the freedoms that law-abiding American citizens hold dear, safeguarding our nation from countries who wish to do us harm.”