Skip to comments.Exclusive: U.S. Will Now Let in Thousands of Syrian Refugees
Posted on 08/08/2013 3:11:11 PM PDT by Hojczyk
With conditions continuing to deteriorate in Syria, the Obama administration is making a major policy shift by agreeing for the first time to allow thousands of new Syrian refugees into the United States, The Cable has learned.
The numbers are relatively small: just 2,000 refugees, compared to an estimated two million people who have fled Syria during the civil war. But it's a significant increase from the 90 or so permanent Syrian refugees who have been admitted to the U.S. in the last two years. And it's not entirely uncontroversial. The refugees, mostly women and children, will be screened for terrorist ties -- a process that could take a year or more to complete.
Unlike previous efforts by the Department of Homeland Security to give temporary protected status to Syrians already in the United States, the State Department effort will bring in Syrians from overseas for permanent resettlement in America.
"Referrals will come within the next four months. We will need to interview people and perform security and medical checks," Kelly Clements, the State Department's deputy assistant secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration, tells The Cable.
While aid workers welcome the decision to let in more refugees, concerns remain about the time it will take to process the applications and move them into the U.S. "It's 90 degrees now, but in a few months it's going to snow and people are going to be freezing," Noah Gottschalk, Oxfam America's senior humanitarian policy advisor, told The Cable. "They don't have many options and many are living in unfinished buildings, abandoned shopping malls, schools, mosques and parking garages."
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Well they can’t kill us if they aren’t here.
Great, just what we need...more muzzies.
First let in white refugees from South Africa, targeted for death by black racists.
Every single frickin' day you read the news and it's ANOTHER scandal or threat to our national security from this national embarrassment. Not a day goes by without another "OMG" thing about him or his minions to read about.
More taxes on the few who are still employed to pay for these people. Oh, forgot, it’ll come from Obama’s stash.
I bet they won’t let the Syrian Christians in.
More change, etc. Just what we need; I bet a goodly number of them will be Islamist terrorists and the rest of the Muslims will be their supporters.
“The refugees, mostly women and children, will be screened for terrorist ties — a process that could take a year or more to complete. “
Right to the welfare rolls.
We need more chechens....like the boston “students” that Putin warned us about....more than once.
WHAT could possibly go wrong?
Send them to DETROIT..lots of available houses and farmland..
I have better idea. Send them to Detroit and within one month they will ask political asylum back in Syria.:-)
And they’ll be placed for political effect. Districts or states that can be flipped.
Only Syrian Christians should be admitted
Customs agent: “I’m sorry sir, but that looks like a shoulder-fired rocket launcher and you can’t bring that into the USA.”
Syrian: “But, Meester...Look at the label. It says “Made in America”. It is gift to me from American president.”
Agent: “I apologize, sir, I didn’t realize that. You are clear to enter. Welcome to America.”
Do they have to pass the muslim test? If not, why not? Why are we importing people whose religion demands that they kill the infidel?
This government’s definition of terrorist ties is very different from our definition of terrorist ties.
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