Saturday, August 22, 2015

Arizona Rep Matt Salmon Press Releases and Statements

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today issued the following statement on news that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had released three dangerous illegal aliens into Pinal County, Arizona.
“Despite the repeated attacks on American citizens by illegal aliens released from our jails, DHS refuses to stop freeing violent criminals who are in our country illegally.  Just yesterday, we learned of three more individuals set free on law-abiding Arizonans by the Department of Homeland Security.  Their crimes included the beating to death of a seven-week-old baby and the stabbing, beating, and immolation of a police informant
Washington, D.C. — Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement on Prime Minister Abe’s World War Two anniversary remarks.
“This past week marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the United States remembers the many sacrifices it and other countries made towards a lasting peace. Asian nations are continuing to heal and remain hardened to historical offenses that occurred during the War. While it is very difficult to move beyond a history of past aggressions, I recognize Prime Minister Abe’s remorseful apology to those impacted by hurtful acts during the War, and I welcome Prime Minister Abe’s commitment to uphold prior Japanese cabinet statements on history. The omission of certain terminology and references did leave some to be desired, though it is my hope that our Asian neighbors can understand and appreciate fully the intentions behind Japan’s regrets over its actions in the 20th century. I hope that future generations can work towards reconciliation and towards a more prosperous and c future together.”
The Honorable Jeh Johnson
Secretary of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C. 20528
Secretary Johnson,
On November 7, 2014, I alerted you to a very serious flaw in our current immigration enforcement system that continues to result in senseless tragedies across the nation. In my letter, I highlighted the high recidivism rate of criminal illegal aliens who had been turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
I also explained that this Administration’s failed interior enforcement policies had resulted in the murder of two California sheriff’s deputies by an illegal alien with an extensive criminal history. In fact, this lengthy criminal history included at least four arrests for various offenses in Maricopa County, Arizona alone.
Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, issued the following statement regarding recent flooding in Burma’s Rakhine State:

Washington, D.C. — Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today issued the following statement on the brutal terrorist attack near the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand.