U.S. Rep John Faso (R-Kinderhook) issued a statement this afternoon critical of the president’s executive order regarding immigration policy.
“I believe that the order was neither well drafted nor well implemented,” said Faso.
The congressman acknowedged the need strengthen the nation’s security, but said “this is most effectively pursued through thoughtful and deliberative legislation” and that the executive order’s “process was rushed and led to confusion.”
“There is no doubt that we need to thoroughly vet people coming from countries where there are strongholds of ISIS and al-Qaida. At the same time, we have to balance our security with the need to respect the rights of US citizens and people who are subject to valid immigration proceedings, including lawful permanent residents.”
Faso’s criticisms of the order’s rollout echoed those from a growing number of fellow Republicans over the weekend, including former Presidential candidate and current Ohio Governor John Kasich, as well as senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham.