By now, I’m sure you have seen all the media spin about how safe we are admitting tens of thousands of Syrian refugees into the United States. One infographic from The Economist that made the rounds on social media even proclaimed that not a single US refugee since 9/11 had been charged with terrorism. That assertion is obviously false—the Tsarnaev brothers who bombed the Boston Marathon were as coddled as any pair of refugees in this country could ever dream of and still they turned to Islamic jihadist violence. Senator Jeff Sessions revealed today that at least 15 refugees in the US have been charged with terrorism this year alone.
Sen. Jeff Sessions is out with a list of 15 vetted refugees who quickly joined jihad plots to attack the United States.
He’s spotlighting the refugees-turned-jihadis because he’s trying to prod GOP leaders into halting Congress’ normal practice of giving the president huge leeway to import foreign migrants and refugees into the United States.
This year, Obama is promising to bring in an extra 10,000 low-skill, potentially difficult-to-integrate Syrian migrants into the United States. Sessions and other critics fear he’ll use his many powers — and Congress’ autopilot funding for refugee programs — to bring in far more than 10,000 migrants.
In fact, from 2010 to 2015, Obama has allowed more than 200,000 low-skill migrants from Central American to enter the United States, and then disappear into the nation’s growing population of at least 11 million illegal immigrants.
Obama says the new refugees will be vetted. But top security officials say the Syrians can’t be vetted because the U.S doesn’t know what they were doing in Syria before they applied for refugee status.
Besides, many of the jihad attempts in the United States are launched by the children of Muslim refugees and migrants. That list include the two Chechen brothers who bombed the Boston Marathon, and Anwar al-Awlaki who was killed by a U.S missile strike when he fled to Yemen after the 9/11 atrocity. That means the Americans’ federal government is actively importing national-security problems that will eventually cost billions of dollars to manage, but cannot be eliminated.
Congressional leaders will set funding levels, and possible curbs, during the December appropriations debate.
The Obama administration insists that they will vet the over 10,000 Syrian refugees they plan to admit, but the task is practically impossible. The Syrian government is corrupt and paperwork from that country is as worthless as the stock it’s printed on. Besides that, the Obama administration refuses to even acknowledge the root cause of terrorism—Islamic Jihad—and is even prioritizing the admission of Muslim refugees over Christians from Syria.