Sen. Marshall Statement on Afghan Refugees Resettling in Kansas

(Washington, D.C., September 16, 2021) – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. issued the following statement after reports of the Biden Administration announcing 490 Afghan refugees are slated to be resettled in Kansas.

“While we try to show compassion, this Administration must not waiver in its efforts to ensure the safety and wellbeing of Kansans and all Americans. Period. Having already seen felons, as well as a number of individuals with measles make it through the vetting process, Governor Kelly must ensure ALL refugees stepping foot in Kansas have been vetted to the highest degree in a third country to safeguard our national and state’s security,” said Senator Marshall. “We must protect against those who may wish to do Americans harm and the potential public health threat that accompanies individuals relocating from a nation that has minimal numbers of COVID vaccinations administered and concerning numbers of other infectious diseases such as polio, mumps, rubella, and tuberculosis.”