November 20, 2015

Moulton Statement on Opposing Effort to Block Refugees Fleeing ISIS

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) released the following statement regarding his vote against H.R. 4038, the American SAFE Act of 2015:

"The Paris attacks underscore the need to defeat - not just contain – ISIS. Yet shutting the door on Syrian refugees who are fleeing the very terrorists we’re fighting is inconsistent with our values and will not help us defeat ISIS.

"I fully support increasing the security and effectiveness of the refugee program, but H.R. 4038 was not a serious effort to do so. It was a counterproductive measure that would add needless red tape and delays to an already strong process."