South Florida Congress Members React To Trump Travel Ban

Members of the congressional delegation from South Florida weighing in on the recent executive actions by President Donald Trump on immigration.

The recent White House travel ban has drawn strong reactions, with some congressional Republicans coming out against it, including Miami Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

In a statement, representative Ros-Lehtinen saying, "I object to the suspension of visas from the seven named countries and of the US Refugee Admissions Program because we could have accomplished our objective of keeping our homeland safe by immediate implementation of more thorough screening procedures."

Republican senator Marco Rubio not entirely supporting or disavowing the executive order, saying, in a joint statement with South Carolina republican senator Tim Scott, "We generally support additional vetting for many of those entering our country from nations where the United States has identified there are serious concerns regarding terrorist activities and planning. But given the broad scope and nature of these policy changes, we have some unanswered questions and concerns."

South Florida democrats coming out action include representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, who released a statement that reads, in part, "We weaken our nation by turning our back on those fleeing from religious, political and violent oppression.  We are a nation of immigrants, and we cannot quietly accept this."

Also, representative Ted Deutch citing GOP senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham, who also came out against President Trump's order.

Photo Credits (From top left Clockwise): Joe Raedle / 2016 Getty Images, Joe Raedle / 2015 Getty Images, Alex Wong / 2016 Getty Images, Chip Somodevilla / 2016 Getty Images

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