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Washington, DC - Congressman Palmer released the following statement after President Trump's State of the Union Address.
Alabama's House delegation was unanimous in voting to put plans for the U.S. to take in Iraqi and Syrian refugees on hold for at least two years on Thursday, helping the lower chamber reach a veto-proof majority against President Barack Obama. The legislation passed by a vote of 289-137.
In the face of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, Alabama lawmakers are taking a stand against continued Syrian refugee immigration to the United States fearing a similar terrorist plot in the U.S.
Reports claim at least one of the terrorists involved in the Paris attacks had slipped into the country with refugees fleeing the chaos in Syria.
France has already shut its borders after terrorists killed at least 129 people on Friday, and several other countries in the European Union are reassessing their immigration protocols.