Rep. Fleischmann to Newsmax: Bill Giving Congress Control Of Refugees Needed

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann told Newsmax Thursday he backs a measure from House Republicans to reclaim congressional authority over refugee admissions into the United States. 

“We have seen chaos, total chaos, with numbers approaching the millions of people being let loose in this country,” the Tennessee Republican said on Newsmax’s “National Report.” “It’s catch and release, it’s chaos, it’s unsecure borders. It’s totally, totally wrong. It’s not only an immigraiton problem, it’s a national security problem.”

The GOP’s Secure America Act, in addition to giving Congress control over refugee admissions, aso adds new forms of screening and controls the Deparment of Homeland Security’s ability to send immigrants into the United States. 

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