Montana Congressman Matt Rosendale spoke to KGVO News on Wednesday to talk about a new bill he has just introduced called the ‘Secure America Act‘.
The bill is ‘in response to the mass resettlement of unvetted Afghan refugees across America and the crisis at the border. This bill focuses on reforming the United States’ current refugee admission and resettlement process to ensure we take the necessary steps to protect our nation.
“We’ve got nearly 40,000 refugees here that have not been vetted at all,” said Rosendale. “They are not SIV’s. (Special Immigration Visas) They’re not people that were helping our soldiers, and they pose a great threat to our communities and our national security. And so what this piece of legislation does is says we’re going to take this power back and return it to Congress where it belongs.”
Rosendale said the bill intends to do away completely with the status of ‘humanitarian parolees’, such as the 75 Afghans that will be settled in Missoula.
“We’re going to eliminate the ‘Humanitarian Parolee’ status, so that an executive cannot come in and just wave a wand and say we are not going to bring unvetted individuals into our country,” he said. “That is going to