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Congressman Ryan Costello

Representing the 6th District of Pennsylvania

Costello Statement on President's Executive Order

January 29, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ryan Costello (PA-06) issued the following statement on the President's Executive Order:

"Job number one of the federal government is to protect the American people, and I support a comprehensive review of this process over the next 90 days, and  especially concerning the 7 countries identified by the Obama and Trump administrations as being dangerous terrorist hotspots. This review is something every new administration should be expected to do. But green card holders and those assisting us in the war on terror should not be denied entry, and actions to the contrary must be remedied immediately. America is a country that can go about achieving our security objectives while maintaining compassion.

I interpret these executive orders as temporary. We should all want a robust yet humane process for entry screening, and I am confident we can and will continue the American ethos of welcoming the persecuted and oppressed in a safe and orderly manner, with very strong security protections for our citizens." --Rep. Ryan Costello (PA-06)