Report from Washington Protecting America

Jun 29, 2017

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—As most folks across East Alabama know, the Supreme Court recently struck down in part the preliminary injunction against President Trump’s terrorist travel ban and will hear the case when the Supreme Court picks back up in October.

This comes as great news in helping keep America safe after the repeated terrorist attacks across Europe.

Many in the media elite are made uncomfortable when we call this form of terrorism what it is: Radical Islam. I am not.

We cannot afford to give this hateful and totalitarian ideology an opportunity to further infiltrate and attack America.

The Supreme Court’s decision was a victory for President Trump by allowing the plan to go into effect. I strongly support President Trump’s extreme vetting policy and believe it will help keep Islamic extremists out of the United States.

However, it is still possible the Supreme Court will try to strike down the ban after hearing the case in October. If this happens, I plan to introduce legislation to expressly give the president legal authority to keep potential terrorists out of our country.

Congress is also working on protecting Americans from another angle by tightening immigration enforcement and punishing sanctuary cities.

This week, the House of Representatives is voting on two bills that I fully support.

The first bill, H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, helps keep these Sanctuary Cities from protecting illegal immigrants who have committed crime from federal immigration enforcement, and contains Sarah and Grant’s Law, which ensures any illegal immigrant convicted of a dangerous crime will be detained for the duration of his or her removal proceedings.

The second bill, H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law, further strengthens penalties for any illegal immigrant felon who has been deported and returns to the U.S.

And as part of President Trump’s agenda, our country still needs to build a wall along our porous Southwest border with Mexico. My bill, H.R. 1813, would help pay for this wall to be built by imposing a fee on remittance transactions to South and Central America to be set aside to help pay for the wall.

We must continue to do everything we can to keep America safe.