Congressman Steve King

Representing the 4th District of Iowa


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King Introduces Resolution Rebuking the Courts’ Actions Against President Trump’s Executive Order

Feb 13, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after introducing a resolution condemning the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit for rejecting and ruling against President Trump’s executive order on immigration.

“It is clear that Judge James L. Robart of the Western District of Washington brazenly ignored the Constitution, Federal law and court precedent in issuing a temporary restraining order against President Trump’s executive order, ‘Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,’” said King. “Ultimately the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit failed to reverse Judge Robart’s erroneous order and in the meantime, thousands of refugees who have not been properly vetted from seven terror-prone countries can continue entering our country.

The Immigration and Nationality Act at 8 U.S. Code 1182 gives the president the ultimate power to block foreigners from entering the country if they are considered ‘detrimental to the interests of the United States.’ Today, we face the ongoing and increasing threat of radical Islamic jihad. As terrorism propagates around the world, President Trump understands attacks in other countries are not isolated incidents, and he acted fully within his constitutional means to protect the American people. I stand with President Trump and have introduced this resolution of disapproval to rebuke the court’s actions.”

To view the original text of the resolution, click here.

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