ERIE, Pa. — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey met with refugees and immigration advocates in Erie on Monday as the administration looks to revamp its immigration order.
Casey met with three local nonprofits to learn more about how they help refugees and the process refugees go through to enter the country.
Following President Donald Trump’s revised immigration ban, and the aftermath of the first ban that was overturned by a federal judge, Casey met with staff from the Multicultural Resource Center, Catholic Charities, and International Institute during a closed-door meeting.
Casey spoke with the media afterward, expressing his frustration with the administration and the execution of the immigration order.
“We should not have had to go through this drama over the last couple of weeks,” he said. “They should have sat down and drafted an order that was based upon the findings of a national security professional.”
Casey also sat down with two local former Iraqi and Somali refugees, who shared their vetting experiences.