U.S. reaches 10,000 Syrian refugees

 In opinion, Politics

As of Monday, August 29, the United States will reach the president’s goal of 10,000 Syrian refugees, with the arrival of several hundred Syrians who will be resettled in Virginia and California.

Refugee resettlement

Alice Wells, US Ambassador to Jordan, says that the United States has resettled more refugees than the other countries combined.

“Refugees are the most thoroughly screened category of travelers to the United States, and Syrian refugees are subject to even greater scrutiny.” Alice Wells

Well that’s b.s. right there.  There is NO way to “screen” refugees from Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, or Afghanistan because of their lack of computerized tracking of jihadists.

The process for screening refugees is different than for immigrants, but it appears that neither is effective when it’s certain countries that are involved. Ms. Wells says that the refugee program focuses on the most “vulnerable” people. But that is not the case in some areas.

Immigrants

Tashfeen Malik, one of the San Bernardino shooters, was a Pakistani who became a “lawful resident of the United States.” She received her immigrant status by marriage. Maybe they screened her after she helped her husband Syed Farook murder 14 people and injure 22 others.

Then there is the father of Omar Mateen, the Orlando nightclub killer – Seddique Mateen has ties to Islamist organizations, and was once a candidate for  on a pro-Taliban ticket in Afghanistan. He was well-screened, we’re sure.

Refugees

Breitbart wrote back in November of 2015,

We don’t have to speculate on the security risks posed by refugees, because recent history provides many unfortunate examples – most notably the Boston Marathon bombers, the Tsarnaev family, which could not be described as grateful to the nation that granted them refuge. It’s also notable that the Tsarnaevs made frequent visits back to the region they sought refuge from. Our immigration system isn’t exactly good at identifying desperate people whose very lives depend on fleeing to the United States.

The Somali refugee community in Minnesota has produced a distressing number of recruits for terrorist organizations like ISIS and al-Shabaab. The Washington Times wrote earlier this year that the effort to resettle Somalis in the U.S. had the “unintended consequence of creating an enclave of immigrants with high unemployment that is both stressing the state’s safety net and creating a rich pool of potential recruiting targets for Islamist terror groups.”

And don’t forget the immigrants/refugees who assaulted a 5 year old girl in Twin Falls, Idaho.

According to the Washington Times, one family of the Syrian refugees coming here has four children, a husband with a heart ailment and his wife. One can feel for them having been in the middle of a war-torn nation for so long, and that they are excited to come here to start a new life.

The scary part is, what happens after they start that new life and they or their children become something else entirely…

syrian refugees

Syrian refugees- file photo via Al Jazeera

 

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