A quick question: If Iraq is safe enough to give refuge to Syrians….
Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 28, 2013
….why are we still bringing Iraqis to the US?
The New York Times had an article yesterday about the UNHCR warning of dire consequences if the Syrian refugee tide continues to rise. I’ll be watching for the first sign that Obama wants to help his buds in Turkey by bringing Syrians to the US. Using the refugee program for other political purposes is one of the worst flaws in the flawed system.
In Turkey, 183,000 registered Syrians live in camps, and an estimated 100,000 unregistered Syrians live in urban areas. Iraq is now home to more than 100,000 Syrians, and Mr. Guterres said 37,000 Syrians had been registered in North Africa.
Holy cow! We have brought 6,030 Iraqis to the US in the first 4 months of this fiscal year (began Oct.1), here. I can assure you that most are not Christians! For readers concerned about the Iraqi Christians, although the State Department knows what percentage of Christians are in this group they do not tell the public, so we can only make assumptions.
And, by the way, the Iraqis arriving here aren’t finding work and are largely on welfare, here.
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