November 19, 2015

Wyden Statement on Syrian Refugees

Washington, D.C. – Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today called for the United States to uphold its traditional values and continue to allow refugees from violent oppression and terror to our shores, while ensuring a rigorous screening process is in place to protect the country.

“Our country must ensure the refugee screening process is as strong as possible and protects all Americans. America can uphold its values and its tradition of welcoming refugees from violent oppression and terror. Our American tradition has always allowed refugees, like my parents, to come to this country and contribute to the greatest and freest nation on earth,” Wyden said.

“Politicians not recognizing the connection between these two priorities undermine the foundational values of our republic and take the country in the wrong direction.”