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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Scrap Rapefugee Resettlement Policy - Trump administration proposals just nibble at the edges

 

 

Excerpted by Nicholas Stix
 

Scrap Refugee Resettlement Policy - Trump administration proposals just nibble at the edges
By James Simpson
Volume 28, Number 1 (Fall 2017)
Issue theme: "The Refugee Crisis and Its Impact on the West"
The Social Contract

Keywords: refugee resettlement


On the day I sat down to write this I awoke to news of the most deadly mass shooting in U.S. history. As of this writing, at least 58 have been killed and 515 injured. The shooter has been identified as Stephen Paddock, a retiree with no criminal record. ISIS has claimed responsibility, but that claim has not been verified. The Washington Times did report that ISIS had aired a video in May threatening to attack Las Vegas.

While we do not yet know this shooter’s insane motives, the specter of Islamic terrorism immediately became suspect. The relationship between Islamic terrorism and the refugee resettlement program became a hot topic in 2015 and 2016 following the horrific attacks in France, San Bernardino, and Orlando. The Obama administration attempted to dismiss any relationship, but Attorney General Jeff Sessions has since revealed that of the 1,000 odd FBI terrorism investigations over 300 involved refugees.1

This concern was a major reason for Donald Trump’s surprise election, given his promises to pause the program, enforce border controls, and take other measures to secure our nation. With Trump’s election, however, and the Court’s wholly unconstitutional interference in his efforts, the refugee resettlement issue has been overtaken by other events and concerns, but it is no less important than it was before. In fact, it is more so….

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One would think that Laws would be passed to remove a Judge immediately, if they interfere with a Presidents actions to protect American citizens, while at the same time ruling in favor of foreign nationals. Oh wait, isn't that Treason?