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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding the executive order issued today by President Trump: 

"We have no greater duty to the American people than keeping our country safe from threats foreign and domestic, and this requires ensuring our immigration system’s vetting procedures are as effective as possible. 

"This order appears to have addressed many of the earlier concerns raised by the January 27 order, and should be less disruptive to those who have followed our laws and pose no threat to our country. 

"I do have some concerns about the suspension of the Visa Interview Waiver Program, which has the potential to disrupt tourism and business travel to Florida. 

"And I have urged the Administration to make sure the refugee waivers provided for in the order are implemented in a way that ensures political dissidents are not turned away."