Thursday, February 23, 2017

Speaker Paul Ryan Speaks on President Trump's Travel Ban Order

I addressed the critical issues of the Travel Ban with Speaker Paul Ryan and he sent me the following reply yesterday.

February 23, 2017

Dear Michael Chima,

Thank you for contacting me regarding immigration. We are a compassionate nation, and we are also a nation of laws. It is important we insist that everyone come here legally and maintain legal status. 

I recently visited the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to get a firsthand look at the many challenges facing our law enforcement professionals along the border. It gave me even greater respect for the work that they do day-in and day-out. But more tools and more support are needed for them to do their jobs effectively. 
That is why Congress is working closely with the Trump administration to secure our borders and enforce our immigration laws.

Visit for future updates on this issue, and thank you again for getting in touch.  


Paul D. Ryan
Speaker of the House
He is not opposed to the executive order President Donald Trump signed on Jan. 27, temporarily banning travelers from seven predominately Muslim countries and halting entrance of all Syrian refugees.
ed out immigrants, refugees, and travellers from seven countries – Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Syria, Libya, Sudan, and Somalia – originally identified by the Obama administration in a 2015 revision to the visa waiver programme. The programme allowed refugees from 38 countries to enter the US without visas for up to 90 days. President Obama excluded the seven countries from that list, but did not outright ban migration from those areas.

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