Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) has called on Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) to join him in advancing legislation to suspend admission of refugees from Syria into the United States until more stringent vetting processes are in place. Tipton is a co-sponsor of the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act, which passed the House with a veto-proof bipartisan majority. Tipton says the bill would would strengthen the national-security vetting process to better ensure terrorists are not able to enter the U.S. by exploiting humanitarian programs. The bill would require that the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Director of the FBI and the Director of National Intelligence unanimously certify to Congress that a refugee does not pose a security threat before being allowed to enter into the country. In a statement, Tipton said “If stringent verification is the goal—as President Obama and Governor Hickenlooper have claimed—then they and Senator Michael Bennet should wholeheartedly embrace this commonsense step.” Tipton has also co-sponsored H.R. 4025, to prohibit the use of any federal funds to admit refugees from Syria.
Tipton Calls on Bennet to Support SAFE ACT
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