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Support Grows for Babin’s Letter to House Leadership on Defunding Obama’s Syrian Refugee Plan

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36), who introduced legislation back in July to block President Obama’s Syrian refugee plan, is currently in the process of circulating a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan and Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers asking that there be a provision included in the year-end spending bill to fully defund and prevent new refugee resettlements. The letter, which is consistent with his bill H.R. 3314, the Refugee Resettlement Accountability National Security Act, has reached 57 co-signers since first being circulated on Monday. The letter will remain open until the end of the week.

“There is no duty of the federal government more important than ensuring the protection of the American people,” said Rep. Babin. “With the recent horrific terrorist attacks in Paris, it is now more critical than ever that the United States halt the troublesome refugee resettlement program.  

“The upcoming year-end spending bill provides the best opportunity to be successful in stopping this reckless refugee program.  Europe is witnessing first-hand the problems posed by this program, and we do not need to import the problems of the Middle East into the United States.  I am pleased that many of my colleagues are recognizing this danger and supporting our letter.  I look forward to continuing this effort and expanding our support to help stop this insane program.”