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  • Arresting Terrorists, Not Ranchers

    by Representative Doug LaMalfa

    Posted on 2016-01-08

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    LaMALFA asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. LaMALFA. Mr. Speaker, while the Federal Government's focus to my constituents in the West appears to be reprosecuting ranchers for a small rangeland fire or to disarming Americans from protecting themselves, Federal agents focused on homeland security yesterday and bagged two Iraqi refugees in Sacramento and Houston with ties to recent travel to Syria to aid or seek to fight alongside Islamic State.

    Mr. Speaker, as we will hear from the President here on this floor in the State of the Union next week, I hope his focus will be on a migrant or refugee program that secures our borders, not a gun agenda that makes Americans more defenseless.

    With San Bernardino, California, being so fresh in our minds and that terrorism activity there, let's heed the words of Texas Governor Abbott and other States that are clamoring for a more effective vetting process before we bring more migrants into this country.


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