Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Nov 18, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding the issue of Syrian refugees:

“First and foremost, our most pressing responsibility is to protect the American people. The brutality shown by ISIS during the recent attacks in Paris and Beirut exemplifies the necessity for vigilance across the Homeland as well as the urgency to proactively counter future terrorist threats to the United States. Ensuring all refugees seeking asylum on our shores continue to be subjected to the highest level of intensive screening in order to weed out those who would do us harm from those ‘tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to be free’, our nation must remain a beacon of hope for those fleeing persecution, for future Americans, and for the rest of humanity.”