If this administration was so sure they’re doing the right thing, why aren’t they telling us the names of these people and why isn’t Obama there to greet them? And a family of seven, no less. Why that’s a large group of widows and orphans.
A family of seven Syrian refugees was quietly ushered into their new home in Paterson in a climate so tense that the agency working to help the family shunned media attention as Governor Christie continued to rail against bringing them here in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.
The political firestorm over Syrian refugees — which erupted when links between the Paris attackers and the Islamic State group in Syria came to light — has heightened anxieties among advocates, who worry the families they’re working to help will be denied services like Medicaid or food assistance.
The family’s arrival comes two weeks after Christie refused to permit more Syrian refugees to settle in New Jersey and vowed to prevent them from getting public services. Christie, who was campaigning on Monday for the GOP presidential nomination in New Hampshire, again slammed the Obama administration for what he said was a lack of information-sharing about refugees, through a governor’s office spokeswoman. The Obama administration, at the same time, offered a new program for notifying governors about refugees in their states.
And if you have the audacity to object, well, fuck you.
Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., a Democrat from Paterson, on Monday reiterated his support in a statement welcoming the family.
“I want them to know that they have the full support of the city, the county, the federal government, and my office.” Pascrell said. “And even though the governor may not like it, they have New Jersey’s support as well.”
Oh, really? Maybe someone should take a poll on that. Oh wait, someone did already.
A majority of Americans support the use of force against ISIS and oppose admitting Syrian refugees in to the United States in the aftermath of ISIS’s Paris attacks, according to a new poll released Friday.
Some 54% of total respondents said they oppose taking in refugees,according to a new poll from the Washington Post and ABC News, and 52% say they’re not confident in the American screening process to weed out possible terrorists.
But if refugees are admitted, the poll found, an overwhelming 78% say all refugees should be considered equally– only 18% support a preference for Christian refugees. Presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz have both argued for giving Christian refugees a special preference.
So no matter what the public thinks, Obama’s just going to take a dump on you.
Since the Paris terror attacks on November 13, the State Department has admitted 132 Syrian refugees into the United States, and all 132 are Sunni Muslims.
No Christian, Druze, Shi’ite, Alawite, or member of any other religious minority in Syria has been admitted over that period, according to data from the State Department Refugee Processing Center.
The majority of the 132 Syrian refugees permitted to resettle in the U.S. since November 13 (72) are male, the minority female (60). Of the 132 total, 39 (29.5 percent) have been men between the ages of 14 and 50.
Another 53 (40 percent) are children aged under 14, of whom 30 are males and 23 females.
You’ll be called a bigot if you object to any of this lunacy.