November 1, 2017 | Press Release
HAGEDORN SUPPORTS PROACTIVE SOLUTIONS TO HELP PREVENT ISLAMIC TERRORISM
- GOP candidate horrified and angered by New York City jihadist attack -
Blue Earth, Minnesota – In wake of yesterday’s terrorist attack in New York City, Minnesota First District Republican congressional candidate Jim Hagedorn reiterated his longstanding commitment for immigration and national security solutions to defend the United States and protect the American people from Islamic supremacists.
“My priority in Congress will be to work with U.S. House colleagues and partner with President Trump to implement a merit-based system of legal immigration and enact commonsense solutions to block those with anti-West, anti-American or jihadist attitudes from entering the United States,” said Hagedorn.
“I applaud President Trump and his administration for working to end and reverse the reckless policy of President Obama that opened our borders to those from radical terrorist nations,” Hagedorn said.
“I support the abolition of the Diversity Visa Lottery program that enabled the New York City terrorist to enter and reside in the United States, and I continue to advocate for national security measures including a refugee program timeout and enhanced vetting of immigrants to protect American citizens,” Hagedorn stated. “I also fully support the White House’s 70-point plan to reform our broken immigration system and secure America’s borders,” he said.
Hagedorn also called for the New York City terrorist to be treated as an ‘enemy combatant’ and sent to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for incarceration.
Hagedorn has consistently proposed and supported reforms to secure America’s borders, implement merit-based immigration and restrict access to the United States by foreigners whose radical attitudes pose a threat to U.S. citizens and our Constitutional Republic.
Hagedorn proposed a “refugee program timeout” in September of 2015, well before then presidential-candidate Donald Trump offered proposals to address assimilation and terrorism problems associated with refugees and other migrants.
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