WASHINGTON, DC--U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today voted in favor of H.R. 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act of 2015. This legislation protects our national security by establishing the most robust refugee vetting process in our history. The refugee process would be put on hold until the FBI and intelligence community can develop a thorough vetting process for Syrian refugees. This legislation passed the House by a vote of 289-137.
“This week, the world was reminded that the threat of terror is not going away. The senseless and inhumane attacks in Paris by ISIS terrorists have stirred the world. No longer can the President continue without a plan of action. We must step up and lead the world in wiping out radical extremism. I was proud to support this bipartisan legislation that creates an extensive vetting process; this is what we need to make sure dangerous individuals do not slip through the cracks. Protecting Americans is the responsibility of the federal government. Rest assured that I will continue to make your safety my top priority.”
American SAFE Act of 2015
No refugee from Iraq or Syria will be admitted into the U.S. unless:
The FBI Director certifies the background investigation of each refugee
The Secretary of Homeland Security, FBI Director and Director of National Intelligence certify to Congress that each refugee is not a security threat to the U.S.