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Congressman Tom Marino

Representing the 10th District of Pennsylvania

Marino Calls for a Secure Border in Response to Terror Attacks in Belgium

March 22, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino (R-PA) released the following statement in response to the terror attacks at the Brussels airport and Maelbeek metro station:
“I am sickened by the callous terrorist attacks carried out this morning in Belgium. As a member of Congress who works closely with my European counterparts in the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, I travel regularly to the country and have flown to the very airport that was targeted. I applaud Prime Minister Charles Michel for not yielding to political correctness and calling this horrible tragedy exactly what it is - a terrorist attack.”
“Unfortunately, today’s events have become far too commonplace. We have a responsibility to protect the American people from outside threats and the best way to do so is by securing our border. Now more than ever, we must be vigilant in vetting those traveling to the United States. Regardless of where they come from or who they are, anyone who cannot be properly screened or pass a background check should not be allowed into the country. These are common sense principles that will prevent terrorists from entering our country and keep the American people safe.”
“In a time with heightened security concerns all around the world, America must be a leader. We will not falter in the face of terrorism and we are ready to take on those who would cause harm to the United States.”