Recently, America has begun taking in refugees fleeing from war torn countries such as Syria. This has caused controversy given that these refugees are coming from the same countries as those that have committed acts of terrorism against America.
On one side, we are told it is our duty to try and help and that we actually not doing enough. Scott Arbeiter, from the organization World Relief, wrote a piece for the New York Times claiming, “This year the United States will take in 85,000 of the world’s most vulnerable so they can begin new lives in America, the highest number since 2001. But at a time when 65 million people have been displaced by violence and 20 million of them are classified as refugees — more than half of them children — it is not enough.”
In September of last year, a Gallup Poll proved that does not represent the majority view. The poll argued that 70% of Americans oppose plans for the U.S. to take in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees who are trying to escape the civil war in their country.
Imagine if Hillary Clinton won this election and brought in more than 110,000 refugees annually.
The American people are clear
The American people have a long history of reluctance to let in refugees from countries like this. This stance is often based on fear. In 1939, the United States turned away more than 900 Jews fleeing Hitler’s Germany because of worries that some might be Nazi conspirators or Communists. More than a quarter of those refugees died in the Holocaust.
While the sadness of that statistic hits hard, it remains that the American government’s first duty should be to our own citizens. In 1939 President Roosevelt realized this and unlike Obama, by 1940, Roosevelt abandoned his major resettlement efforts when he was forced to change his focus from humanitarian cheap oakley sunglasses action to national security. Today, many in Congress have also recognized this danger and have blocked efforts by President Obama to allow even more people into our country.
Other countries have taken a hard stance against refugees, as well. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has taken a strong and definitive stand when it comes to migrants or refugees from predominantly Islamic nations looking to make their way into his nation. Australia has set up some detention camps on islands off the coast of that continent where these uninvited guests are being housed after they are captured.
Now The Wall Street Journal is reporting a deal between the United States and Australians which should anger Americans as the government made an agreement that is shrouded in secrecy.
Turnbull stated that in a one-time deal, some of the hundreds of refugees being held in Australia-backed Pacific island camps are to be resettled in the U.S. Our government has agreed to accept refugees being held in Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island.
Despite this story, we are left with many more questions than answers. One concern being exactly how many refugees will be brought cheap jerseys to our country. There is no number being given yet. oakley outlet However in just two of the camps off of Australia, one of which ray bans sale is being shut down by their government, there are currently a combined total of more than 1,300 people.
The countries of origin of these asylum seekers raise even more alarms. 정부지원햇살론 The majority are from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran and Sri Lanka. We are talking about countries in which there is not much love and respect for America at the very least. In the extreme cases, these are the countries producing the terrorists who have openly attacked us.
High risk terror countries are the same ones refugees are from
While the Australian Prime Minister might be releasing some details, our government is uncharacteristically quiet. The only official who is quoted as having spoken about this deal is John Kerry, but it’s unclear if or how he was involved in the negotiations.
It is not logical to assume that the President and Congress were not heavily involved in this especially since Obama has always been openly in favor of this type of asylum.
“When I hear political leaders suggesting that there would be a religious test for which person who’s fleeing from a war-torn country is admitted when some of those folks themselves come from families who benefited from protection when they were fleeing political persecution, that’s shameful. That’s not American.”
Tweeting on the subject he said, “Slamming the door in the face of refugees would betray our deepest values. That’s not who we are. And it’s not what we’re going to do.” He also declared that, “American leadership is us caring about people who have been forgotten or who have been discriminated against or who’ve been tortured or who’ve been subject to unspeakable violence or who’ve been separated from families at very young ages. That’s when we’re the shining light on the hill.”
This demonstrates very little respect for his opponents on the subject who express safety concerns. Representative Vern Buchanan, a Republican from Florida, previously urged Obama to “immediately stop accepting Syrian refugees as a matter of national security.”
He wrote: “We are seeing a clear pattern in which a number of recent attacks have been carried out by ISIS terrorists with ties to Syria, including: the July 24 bombing of a music festival in Germany; the July 26 killing of a French priest; and the July 24 murder of a German woman with a machete. Syrian refugees played a part, either as attackers or accomplices, in all three attacks…Terrorists are leaving Syria disguised as refugees and carrying out attacks in the West. The prudent course of action is to halt all Wholesale China Jerseys admissions of Syrians into the U.S. until the safety of Americans can be guaranteed.”