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Rohrabacher Backs Trump Order, Urges Support for Genocide Victims

Jan 31, 2017
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WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on Monday released the following statement concerning President Trump’s executive order related to refugees from the Middle East:

I support the temporary suspension of the Refugee Resettlement Program to give us time to think through the threat and devise ways to better protect the American people from radical Islamic terrorism. I remain concerned that this Executive Order does not fully and properly consider the plight of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East, whom the previous administration designated as targets of genocide. Those who are targeted for genocide should be separated from other groups who are merely targeted for oppression. Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities face a new genocide at the hands of ISIS and other radical Islamic groups.

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Kenneth Grubbs, 202-225-2415