Despite GOP warnings about national security concerns, President Obama’s goal to take in 10,000 Syrians by the end of September is on target.
The U.S. has taken 7,900 refugees from the war-torn country in the current fiscal year. State Department calculations suggest 2,340 refugees entered the country in July alone, the Daily Mail reported. The majority of the refugees are Sunni Muslims.
The president’s plan was widely criticized by Republicans who argued that without proper screening of the immigrants, terrorists could slip into the U.S. with refugees undetected. GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has repeatedly called for a temporary ban on immigrants from Muslim nations in the face of growing extremist attacks.
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., in a letter sent Thursday, called on Obama to stop accepting Syrian refugees as a matter of national security, according to the Mail. “We are seeing a clear pattern in which a number of recent attacks have been carried out by ISIS terrorists with ties to Syria,” Buchanan said.
Just last week, a bystander captured an intense video of Muslim migrants in Paris firebombing a city bus. The masked men forced the oncoming bus to stop and threw Molotov cocktails inside, leaving the vehicle in a smoldering heap, according to a Fox News report. The bus driver and passengers escaped unharmed.
A police spokesman said there was “no terrorist or Islamist link to the attack whatsoever,” though the gang was reportedly heard shouting “Allahu Akbar!” during the attack, according to Fox.
As InfoWars aptly pointed out, this story as gotten practically zero international attention.
Meanwhile, the Obama administration claims it is focused on bringing in only those refugees in the most dire need, such as women and children and those needing medical assistance. Secretary of State John Kerry insisted the U.S. has developed “sufficient methods” of screening incoming refugees when he spoke to reporters in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Mail reported.
“Not one event in the United States, of terror” has been committed by an immigrant allowed to resettle the U.S., Kerry said. “We are very comfortable that we are bringing people in who will be a great plus to our country.”
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