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Congressman Steve Knight, R-Santa Clarita, released a statement regarding President Trump’s recent Executive Order restricting travel from Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Iraq.

His statement is posted in its entirety below:

“As a member of the Houses Armed Services Committee, no issue is more important to me than protecting our communities from foreign and domestic threats. This includes strengthening our vetting process for individuals attempting to enter our country, particularly coming from places where we cannot always obtain thorough background information on individuals. Let me be clear, I do not in any way support a ban on individuals entering our country based on their religion. I understand that the recent Executive Order on this issue is causing anxiety for many people and families, which is why I am pleased with Secretary Kelly’s announcement that holders of green cards will not be denied entry into the United States. My priority is always helping members of our community who need assistance in dealing with the federal government, and I urge those who are taking care of family members and loved ones that are currently struggling with the process to contact my office for help.“

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  1. Gee Miguel Gee Miguel says:

    The ban is here till isis is gone. Sounds pretty permanent.

  2. This statement is yet another cop out, written by Paul Ryan, so Steve will stay in line with his hero Trump and continue to try and deceive the public. I think it is quite clear from the comments that this tactic no longer works Congressman. The public is on to you and thinking forward to 2018. This is blatantly an attack on the Muslim religion and nothing less regardless of your empty attempt to clear your conscience. You might want to read the Constitution so you will know what you are supposed to be defending.

  3. Gee Miguel Gee Miguel says:

    This is not an attack on the Muslim community at all. More the individuals who just happen to be muslim. Other predominantly muslim countries are still able to travel to the states.

    • William Reel William Reel says:

      Problem is, libtards don’t know the meaning of individual.

    • glady says:

      kevin…too bad you see it as a cop out…trump is not a hero he is doing what he promised, if this were a attack on the muslim religion it would be against the constitution but your mind is so set on trump failing and can’t understand what the ban is about…read what the ban is about and i mean everybody read the ban…sorry the minds are so narrow and can’t understand
      that ban….some people forgot how some terrorist were being investigated and soon forgotten and next thing you know they harmed many people so im all for triple investigating some of those that have caught the governments eyes…im here only to not change your mind which i know i can’t but i also can mention that what you understand of the ban is very different and hope others who are willing to try and understand see what it really is

  4. Too little to late Mr. Knight. This is a ban on the Muslim religion. Your vote for Trump tells me everything I need to know about you. You may not be a racist, but you had no problem voting for one. You might not be a pu$$y grabber, but you had no problem voting for one. You might not mock the disabled, but you had no problem voting for someone who does. You might not be a child rapist, but you had no problem voting for someone accused of it. You might not disrespect Gold Star families, but you had no problem voting for a man who does. Get my point? We’ll have no problem voting you out.

  5. Anyone that calls the Executive Order a Muslim ban is either dishonest or ignorant. 1) largest couple of Muslim population nations were NOT on the list, Indonesia and Egypt. 2) it’s a pause, not a ban. When you’re in a hole, quit digging. 3) similar orders have been used by many presidents.

  6. This is no Muslim ban, frankly I wish it was… but it’s not.

  7. Call it what it is, a Unconstitutional Muslim Ban, that will be over turned in the court system. If Trump were really serious about keeping out Terrorists why didn’t he include Saudi Arabia, Egypt or Turkey?! Conveniently left out of the EO were countries Trump does business with. Congressman, when are you coming back to your District to have a face to face with your Constituents?! It quite obvious that you are staying in Washington and not coming home to meet with your Constituents which is quite concerning. We have many questions for you, the Repeal of the ACA being the most pressing. So stop hiding and come home, the 25th District is waiting. We won’t stop until you come back and speak to us in person. 2018 will be here sooner than you think, believe me, most of us are counting down the days.

  8. So when Obama placed the same ban for 6 months, it was okay????

    • Or bombed the crap out of those countries and created the refugee crisis the entire world has to deal with, let’s just Pat him on the back for best president ever lmao.

    • Obama didn’t impose the same ban. He slowed entry from Iraq after a terrorist threat of two Iraqis in Kentucky. Don’t listen to rhetoric without learning it for yourself first. I’m not being flippant. We’ll all do best to stay informed, regardless of what side of the aisle we’re on.

  9. Randy Ray Randy Ray says:

    I wish Trump would ban Liberals

  10. Elaine Bingham says:

    So glad President Trump is looking out for the safety and good of all Americans too.

  11. How blind you have to be to not see this for what it is. If it weren’t a ban on muslims then why are christians being given priority? If it had anything to do with terrorism then why are the countries excluded the ones that have produced terrorists? And if those with green cards won’t be effected…why have they been already? You Repugnicants need to just call a spade a spade. You’re racists, small minded, and so long as it doesn’t effect you you could not care less who it does. But you have no problem jumping in with your ignorant school-yard name calling and absolutely no real knowledge to back it up.

    • glady says:

      no ban on christians, cause we don’t hate americans and look to kill them as a serious muslim would cause there is no ban on muslims or their religion…but do note that the countries listed aren’t very christian friendly so why do they want to come to the united states??? narrow minded people who don’t understand the ban…read it over and over til it sinks in

  12. Denise says:

    Prior to the November election I contacted Steve Knight’s office through his website, requesting information on a problem I thought he could help resolve. No response, no acknowledgement and now in return I have no faith or trust in this man.

  13. Julie Burgeson says:

    Absolutely support president Trump’s executive order and I support you too!

  14. millie bonazzoli says:

    The way it was rolled out, totally sloppy amateur hour, the showman holding up the pen and reading it aloud, the picture was the propaganda ISIS needed. Trump said during the campaign “Muslim Ban” so ISIS will include that clip with the signing of the order, for recruitment. Trump didn’t even know there was a Geneva Convention agreement on refugees. Angela Merkel had to explain it to him over the phone.As far as I’ve seen so far, Trump is Banon’s puppet, and Bannon is an anarchist. The day Steve Bannon is off the team, that’s the day I will trust in Trump.

  15. Allets Zerep says:

    Bigotry thy name is Trump.

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