During Barack Obama’s administration 10,000 Syrian refugees were brought into the US, and Hillary Clinton wanted to raise that figure to over 50,000. Thank God she didn’t, as we’ve seen how the consequences in Europe have played out – increased level of crimes (particularly of the sexual variety), skyrocketing costs of funding social services, and terrorist attacks at what seems like a weekly basis.
Meanwhile in America, the debate over allowing refugees is focused mainly on the terror aspect.
The Cato Institute hilariously tried to claim that the odds of dying in a terrorist attack committed by a refugee are only 1 in 3.6 billion. Of course, it’s not actual refugees that anyone is afraid of committing terror attacks, it’s those who are terrorists able to slip through the cracks posing as refugees. Take the attackers in the November 2015 Paris Bataclan theater attacks, in which 130 innocent concertgoers were killed, and 368 received non-fatal injuries, as an example. One of the attackers was able to enter Greece (and thus all countries in the EU) by posting as a faux-refugee.
But have any terror attacks in the US come from refugees (or those falsely posing as them)? You bet.
At least 61 people who came to the United States as refugees engaged in terrorist activities between 2002 and 2016, according to an explosive new report coming on the heels of the Supreme Court’s reinstatement of much of President Trump’s travel ban.
The alarming report by the Heritage Foundation identified scores of refugees, including many who came prior to 2002, as having taken part in activities ranging from lying to investigators about terror plots, to actually taking part in them. The report, aimed at reforming the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, or USRAP, calls for stricter limits and restrictions on refugees.
H/T Fox News
If one really wants to help refugees, it would be much more efficient and wise to focus attentions oversees. For the cost of resettling one Syrian refugee in America, we can resettle twelve in the Middle East. Additionally, given that most Syrians don’t speak a word of English, this seems to be the best option for their future employment prospects as they try to rebuild the lives they left behind.
Because speaking of employment prospects – they haven’t been going great so far….