INDIANAPOLIS— Indiana’s governor is giving cautious support to President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting refugees and immigration into the country.
Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb says the country’s highest duty is to protect its citizens and borders. Holcomb says in a statement that he will monitor implementation and the impact of Trump’s order on the state.
He says he hopes for no adverse effects on the welcoming environment for Indiana’s law-abiding international community.
Republican U.S. Sen. Todd Young has expressed support for Trump’s order, while Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly says the order isn’t consistent with American values and could give recruitment fodder to terrorist groups.
Trump’s order temporarily bans immigration from seven countries with majority-Muslim populations and suspends the United States’ entire refugee program.
Here is the full statement from Gov. Holcomb:
“There is no larger duty in America than to protect our citizens and borders. We will monitor the future implementation of this executive order and its potential impact on Hoosiers. We can all agree there should be no adverse effects on the welcoming environment for the law-abiding international community that is such an important part of our great state.”