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Former Florida Congressman Allen West is joining the chorus of those slamming President Barack Obama’s move to ease the rules for asylum seekers and refugees who gave “limited” material support to terrorists or terrorist groups.
“When you understand the situation with national security, this is not the type of decision you should be making. And think about this: We’re not even a year away from the Boston Marathon bombing, where you have the Tsarnaev brothers, and they were going back into Chechnya, and they were meeting with these individuals, and now we’re going to relax the standards,” West said in an exclusive interview with John Bachman on “America’s Forum” on Newsmax TV.
“But this is the wrong path to take because this is a threat to the sovereignty, this is a threat to our national security, and no one wants to think that we’re allowing more terrorists to come into our country right now,” he cautioned.
West, a former soldier and defense contractor, took office in January 2011 as the first black Republican congressman from Florida since 1876, when Josiah T. Walls left office near the end of Reconstruction. West served on the Armed Services and Small Business Committees.
Redistricting after the 2010 census resulted in West switching to Florida’s 18th congressional district from the 22nd congressional district for the 2012 election, when he lost to Democratic candidate Patrick Murphy.
West said he believes the GOP has a better chance of getting what it wants on immigration policy after the midterm election.
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