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25 Governors Said NO To Syrian Refugees: Will GOP Congress Help?

The Governors of 25 states* (24 of them Republicans) have now said “NO” to bringing Syrian “refugees” to their communities, but the Republican leaders of Capitol Hill, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have been completely silent on whether they will support these Governors by moving legislation to defund Obama’s jihad importation program. 

Back in April we called for a freeze on all immigration from Islamist terrorist hotspots until there is a security investigation and assimilation process in place that will guarantee we are not importing more jihadis and social Paris attackvampires to America. 

Back then there was not a legislative vehicle to advance our idea, but today there is; H.R. 3314, the Resettlement Accountability National Security Act that places an immediate moratorium on Obama’s “refugee” resettlement program until Congress reauthorizes it. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) of Woodville, Texas. 

Among the top home countries of these “refugees” are the terrorist hotspots of Somalia and Iraq. Many, if not most of these recent Muslim immigrants come from Islamist terrorist hotspots and have been allowed in to this country with little or no vetting of their political beliefs or willingness to support and abide by our form of constitutional government.   

According to the U.S. refugee admissions database, nearly 500,000 new immigrants have come to the U.S. under the resettlement program since President Obama first took office – with the state of Texas and its taxpayers being asked to take in more than any other state according to Rep. Babin’s office. 

Little wonder that Texas Governor Greg Abbott was among the first Governors to demand a halt to the placement of Syrian “refugees” in his state. 

During the time that America’s most famous Muslim refugees, Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, came to America, from 2000 to 2013 (the last year for which statistics are available) some 2,338,013 legal immigrants arrived in America from Muslim countries. 

Why does America need over 2.3 million Muslim immigrants? What is the benefit to America? Moreover, what are the risks? Which government agency is vetting who arrives, who gets to stay and who qualifies for US citizenship? 

Transferring murder, mayhem and radicalism from dysfunctional Islamic countries to Europe and America, and in so doing voluntarily putting our own citizens at great risk is not a requirement of being a compassionate, open-minded, enlightened and tolerant human being. 

Moreover, such questions do not constitute “Islamophobia.” Moderate, assimilated Muslims know these kinds of questions are fair minded and entirely reasonable. After all, the Egyptian and Pakistani people also face Islamic terrorism in their own countries. 

It is naive to believe that could not (and is not) happening in America. 

As we concluded in our columns “America's Suicidal Muslim Immigration Policies” and “Importing Jihad,” and “Why Do We Let These Vipers Into America?” Islam, as it is today practiced by millions of Muslims across the globe, is inimical to the separation of church and state and government based on constitutional liberty. We are in a war of ideas, not just with radical Islamists, but with concepts deeply embedded in Muslim culture. And as long as mass legal (and illegal) immigration from Muslim countries continues unabated we are losing that war. 

Which leads us to ask, why would we bring these vipers to America and PAY THEM to stay here through the refugee resettlement program? 

We urge you to contact your Representative and Senators (the Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) to demand that they sign on to H.R. 3314, the Resettlement Accountability National Security Act, and then tell Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell they want a freeze on immigration from Islamist terrorist hotspots until there is a security investigation and assimilation process in place that will guarantee we are not importing more jihadis and social vampires like the Tsarnaevs  to America. 

*While some are stronger than others, here’s the list of Governors who (as of this writing) have said NO THANKS to Syrian “refugees”: Republican governors of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming. The lone Democrat is Governor Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire. 

But, as our friend Daniel Greenfield put it in an article for Frontpage, there is good news for ISIS. 

Governor Jerry Brown of California is keeping the state open for the refugee resettlement business, as are other Democratic Governors, including Malloy in Connecticut, Inslee in Washington, Dayton in Minnesota and Raimondo in Rhode Island. Vermont’s Governor Peter Shumlin is extremely enthusiastic about Syrian “refugees” according to Greenfield.

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