Yeah! Really! Because we don’t have enough people, legally and illegally, draining our social programs and creating more crime and violence. This is Barack’s plan to drive the final nail in the coffin, of America, before he exits the White House.
The Obama administration is pressing ahead with plans to boost the number of refugees it will allow into the U.S. as a national debate rages over immigration and security.
The increase to 110,000 represents a nearly 30 percent increase over the current fiscal year. It is also a more than 57 percent jump since 2015 “and is consistent with our belief that all countries should do more to help the world’s most vulnerable people,” a State Department official told NBC News.
Of the 110,000 the U.S. intends to begin admitting at least 40,000 are from the Near East and South Asia, a White House senior administration official said. And most of those are likely to be people escaping the brutal Syrian civil war, even as many GOP lawmakers and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sound the alarm about terrorists in the midst of the refugees.
CNN first reported the administration’s new push on Wednesday morning.
Secretary of State John Kerry, along with Homeland Security and Health and Human Services officials, briefed members of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees during a closed briefing on Tuesday, officials.
“As the Secretary has said, this is who we are; this is America at its best,” the State Department official said.
NOTICE that the progressive NBC news outlet describes the reaction from the right…
Trump and many in his party have fomented fears that there could be Islamic terrorists in their midst — and who have called for a total ban on Syrian refugees.
Last year, lawmakers in the Republican-controlled Senate tried to pass legislation, sponsored by two GOP presidential candidates, to block or curtail benefits for Syrian refugees seeking to enter the U.S. The measures ultimately failed.
The Republican-controlled House last year easily passed tough new screening procedures aimed at stopping Syrian refugees from entering the country — measures President Obama threatened to veto and which failed in the Senate this year on a procedural motion.
A number of Republican governors also opposed the original plan to accept the influx of refugees into their states. A NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll conducted in November found that 56 percent of Americans disapproved of letting more migrants fleeing violence in Syria and other nations into the U.S., while 41 percent approve.
Views on the topic divide sharply on partisan lines.
Reported by NBC news