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Ramsey: Moratorium Needed on Immigration from ‘Countries with Ties to Terrorism’

Statement from Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville, Dec. 8, 2015:

If the last few months have taught us anything, it is that America needs to get serious about border security — and quickly. While I would not favor an explicitly religious test, I do think it is time to place a moratorium on immigration from a long list of countries with ties to terrorism.

The United States has been the most welcoming nation in history by a large margin. But a nation without secure borders is no nation at all. We are at war with radical Islam and everyone outside of the Obama administration knows it.

It is time to seriously rethink our visa, refugee resettlement and immigration policies. It is time to press the pause button.

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