Skip to comments.Senators press to allow Syrians to stay in US amid violence in home country
Posted on 03/03/2012 1:09:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Several Democratic senators are calling on the Obama administration to allow Syrians who are already in the United States to stay, at least temporarily, out of concern it would be "too dangerous" for them to return home.
The senators want President Obama to invoke what's known as "temporary protected status" for thousands of Syrians in the U.S. The designation typically is given to foreign nationals whose home countries are beset by war or natural disaster and who could face harm should they return.
The senators argued that Syrians in the U.S. are in just that kind of predicament, as Syrian leader Bashar Assad's regime sustains its bloody crackdown on protesters across the country...
Arab advocacy groups have been calling for the federal government to grant the status for Syrians in the U.S.
The designation, however, is controversial as Washington tends to repeatedly extend "temporary" status. Critics claim the status can become semi-permanent. The government currently grants "TPS" to people from El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Haiti, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan.
The senators, though, argued that this status would in fact be temporary and would not affect that many people. They said about 8,400 visitor visas were issued to Syrians in fiscal 2010, and fewer than 1,000 nonimmigrants from the country are in the U.S...
The letter was signed by Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.; Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; Ben Cardin, D-Md.; and Bob Casey, D-Pa.
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Yeah, as if Zero didn’t intend to do just that anyway. And decree taxpayer dollars disbursed to support them.
NO! This is precisely how we ended up with large populations of unassimilated Palestinians, Somalis, Tunisians, and Moroccans. If they were Christian then that would be one thing, but they are not, so just NO!
>This is precisely how we ended up with large populations of unassimilated Palestinians, Somalis, Tunisians, and Moroccans.<
All Fifth Columnists and jihadists.
While our people, forced to stay in F ghanistan, are getting murdered.
They need future Democrat voters since they are too anti-American to win elections now.
Why should a Muslim Syrian be in any danger.
Send the Muslims home let the others stay.
Zero and Hitlery have the same head-up-the-ass approach as the UK:
PM frustrated over Syria slaughter
[Foreign Secretary] Hague: No plans to arm Syria rebels
Muslim refugee influx into the US has already become a serious national defense issue. That along with the enhanced immigration of Muslims the Department of State has installed.
The Republicans must take control of Washington and turn this invasion around.
Hell NO!! First it would be thousands, followed by tens of thousands and then followed by hundreds of thousands. And of course they would all somehow end up being entitled to “temporary” support. And then they’d be entitled to bring their relatives over. And then they’d say they need to have Sharia law here. Just hell no!
No, really, it will be this time, really, REALLY...
Maryland "Freak State" PING!