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Roe Statement on President Trump’s Executive Orders on Border Security

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For Immediate Release, January 25, 2017 | Tiffany Haverly (202-226-8072) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump issued executive orders to help secure our border:

“Now, more than ever, we need to take strategic and concrete steps to protect and secure our homeland, and I am glad President Trump has acted swiftly to fulfill his promise to build a wall. I’ve repeatedly said that a secure border is critical to restoring Americans’ confidence in their government. Justifiably, East Tennesseans have been outraged over the last eight years as the previous administration picked and chose which laws to enforce, allowing so-called sanctuary cities around the country to refuse to abide by our country’s immigration laws while expecting federal funding. I am pleased the Trump administration is starting to restore the rule of law, and I thank President Trump for prioritizing this extremely important issue.” 
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