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Rep. Pearce calls immigration action “poorly executed”

a01_jd_17mar_pearceRep. Steve Pearce – the lone Republican in New Mexico’s congressional delegation – today called a temporary immigration ban imposed by the White House over the weekend “poorly executed.”

“The recent executive order on refugees rolled out by President Trump was poorly executed, and struck confusion throughout the Department of Homeland Security and citizens at home and abroad,” Pearce said in a statement. “I applaud DHS Secretary Kelly for acting through the provisions laid out in President Trumps order to permit lawful permanent residents and green card holders admission into the United States. Of course, our refugee policy needs a comprehensive assessment after years of the Obama Administration failing to follow our immigration laws that were put in place. I hope the Trump Administration takes immediate action to follow through on its plan to revise our security procedures so we can return to a safer America.”

We posted this morning with more context and remarks from the four Democrats in New Mexico’s delegation. View that article here.

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