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The refugee tsunami.

The refugee deluge from Syria, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkey, and other parts of the Middle East into Europe has become a tsunami. The trickle of refugees and migrants that began years ago has swollen from hundreds, and then thousands, to hundreds of thousands. Now millions are clamoring to be let in, or are already breaking in, coming by foot, train, boat, or plane. The usual choir of "progressive" advocates insists that Europeans must accept all of these unfortunates. And the progressives running the EU have, in total disregard of popular sentiment (and common sense), essentially, opened the floodgates to an unlimited influx. Predictably, millions of "refugees" are responding. And just as predictably, Americans are now being told that we, too, must accept "our share" of this burden.

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It's the compassionate, just, humanitarian thing to do, hymns the choir. Besides, they lecture us, it is our legal obligation under the 1951 United Nations Convention on the Status of Refugees (and the follow-up 1967 UN Protocol on Refugees) to "cooperate" with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, and to accept the refugees assigned us by the UNHCR. President Obama has already set the trickle-to-tidal-wave chain reaction in motion, declaring (through Assistant Secretary of State Anne C. Richard) his plans for a "surge" of refugees, and (through Secretary of State John Kerry) that the announced 10,000 Syrian refugees for this year would surge to tens of thousands next year--"at least."

There are numerous, sound reasons why Americans must expose, oppose, and stop this program before it morphs into an unstoppable behemoth. Here are but a few.

Security concerns:

* Assistant Director of FBI Counterterrorism Michael Steinbach has testified that since Syria is a "failed stated" there is no way for U.S. intelligence to do background checks on Syrian "refugees" to assure we are not admitting terrorists.

* Director of National Security James Clapper conceded it is likely that ISIL/ISIS will try to "infiltrate operatives among these refugees."

* According to U.S. intelligence officials, more than 20,000 foreign jihadists have fought in Syria and Iraq, making it impossible to determine if many of the "Syrian refugees" are even Syrian.

* Photos and video footage of the "refugees" show a large percentage of young, robust males of military age.

* Many terrorists--from 1993 World Trade Center bombers Ramzi Yousef and Ahmad Ajaj to Abdirahmaan Muhumed, a Somali resident of Minnesota killed last year while fighting for ISIS in Syria--have entered the United States under asylum or refugee status.

* With security "screening" in the hands of UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres (a former president of the radical Socialist International), UNICEF chief Anthony Lake (a security risk who was forced to step down as President Clinton's nominee to head the CIA because of his subversive record), and Secretary of State John Kerry, Americans should be gravely concerned.

Economic, social, and political concerns:

* With our children and grandchildren already saddled with a national debt approaching $20 trillion and unfunded federal obligations topping $200 trillion. President Obama is providing billions more in borrowed money to UN-designated "refugees."

* Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) notes that since 9/11, the United States has taken in nearly 1.5 million refugees from Muslim nations, 90 percent of whom are on food stamps and 70 percent of whom are receiving free medical care and cash welfare.

* According to many surveys of Muslim refugees in the United States, large numbers of them do not assimilate; do not consider themselves Americans; and do approve of jihad, sharia law, ISIS, al-Qaeda, and suicide bombings.

* As with the illegal alien wave from Mexico, Latin America, and elsewhere, once established the initial entrants initiate chain migration, using our "family reunification" loopholes.

* In Europe, Australia, and elsewhere, Muslim youth have become increasingly militant and have staged riots and attacks on citizens, bringing about retaliation from anti-migrant youths. We can expect the same turmoil to develop here.

* According to a 2011 survey by the Pew Research Center, U.S. Muslims overwhelmingly supported Barack Obama and 70 percent identify as Democrats or lean toward the Democrat Party, while only 11 percent lean Republican. Obviously, President Obama has a vested interest in boosting this demographic.

Bottom line: Tell your congressmen that the Syrian refugees would be better off (as would we) if they went to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Yemen, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, or any of the other UN-member Muslim nations that have taken zero Muslim refugees.
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Title Annotation:THE LAST WORD; Syrian refugees
Author:Jasper, William F.
Publication:The New American
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 19, 2015
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