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Hudson Joins Fox News to Discuss Syrian Refugee Bill

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January 18, 2016   

 
Hudson Joins Fox News to Discuss Syrian Refugee Bill
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), joined FOX News' “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” to discuss the American SAFE Act (H.R. 4038), a bill he introduced to bolster security of the Syrian and Iraqi refugee program. The Senate will vote on whether to begin debate on the House-passed American SAFE Act this Wednesday.  
 
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Background
Despite a veto-threat from the president, the American SAFE Act passed the House with an overwhelming, bipartisan and veto-proof majority. The bill, introduced by Rep. Hudson and Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (TX-10), requires comprehensive background checks of every refugee from Iraq or Syria and certification that each does not pose a threat before they can be admitted into the U.S.
 
In the wake of two Iraqi refugees being arrested in the U.S. for ties to terrorism, Rep. Hudson joined Chairman McCaul (TX-10) to urge the Senate to take up the American SAFE Act and sent a letter with his colleagues to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. In addition, Rep. Hudson sent a letter to House Members who supported the bill to update them on recent developments regarding security of the Iraqi and Syrian refugee program and to ask them to encourage Senate support.
 
According to the National Counterterrorism Center, “Since 2011, NCTC has identified non-Syrian individuals with ties to terrorist groups in Syria attempting to gain entry to the U.S. through the U.S. refugee program.”
 
In a recent interview with MTP Daily’s Chuck Todd, Rep. Hudson said, “It's like my grandfather said, if there's a hole in the bucket, turn the spigot off first, then fix the bucket."
 
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