Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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A Vote to Protect America

Nov 19, 2015
News Release
Congressman Norcross: “My First Responsibility is to Protect the People of The United States”

Washington, DC-Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today voted in favor of the SAFE Act of 2015-H.R. 4038, a bipartisan measure in the U.S. House of Representatives that aims to tighten background checks and security screenings on those seeking refuge in the United States.

“Our nation’s safety and security comes first. It’s especially urgent considering the deadly attacks in Paris that remind us of our own history with terrorism. My heart aches for any refugee fleeing violence in their war torn homeland. And true to the American spirit, we will continue to welcome them to our shores while making every effort to ensure the security of the American people,” said Rep. Norcross.

The SAFE Act of 2015 reinforces current U.S. policy on immigration and refugees and simply requires that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) take action to ensure refugees do not pose a threat to U.S. Security. Furthermore, it also requires DHS to report back to Congress on those applying for refugee status.

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Congressman Donald Norcross is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Budget Committee, and serves as an Assistant Whip in the 114th Congress.