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Obama eases security screening rules to allow more Syrians to enter US

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 6, 2014

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson: Let ’em in!

It was just a matter of time before the Obama Administration bowed to international pressure and lobbying from taxpayer-funded resettlement contractors and “human rights” groups to relax security requirements that have here-to-fore made it difficult for them to open our doors to Syrian ‘refugees.’

From Reuters:

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s administration announced on Wednesday that it had eased some immigration rules to allow more of the millions of Syrians forced from their homes during the country’s three-year civil war to come to the United States.

Only 31 Syrian refugees – out of an estimated 2.3 million – were admitted in the fiscal year that ended in October, prompting demands for change from rights advocates and many lawmakers.

Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have been taken in by neighboring countries such as Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.

The rules changes granted exemptions on a case by case basis to the “material support” bar in U.S. immigration law, according to an announcement in the Federal Register signed by Secretary of State John Kerry and Jeh Johnson, the Secretary of Homeland Security.

That bar had made it impossible for anyone who had provided any support to armed rebel groups to come to the United States, even if the groups themselves receive aid from Washington.

[…..]

“These exemptions will help address the plight of Syrian refugees who are caught up in the worst humanitarian crisis in a generation,” Illinois Senator Richard Durbin, chairman of the U.S. Senate subcommittee on human rights, said in a statement.

It was not immediately clear how many Syrians would be affected by the rules change.

Let me guess!  It will be 2,000 to start with and if the contractors have their way it will be 12,000 or so in this fiscal year!

But, heck they will have some new fresh territory in which to place them—Toledo, OH and Wyoming!

12 Responses to “Obama eases security screening rules to allow more Syrians to enter US”

  1. […] asylum seekers are rotting away in American jails, but earlier this week, in one more story about Obama relaxing security screening for refugees and asylum seekers, comes this important bit of […]

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  2. […] Officials are concerned that Afghans with ties to insurgents or terrorists will slip through the vetting process. The 2011 arrests of two Iraqi refugees in Kentucky on terrorism charges slowed the visa process, though neither had been an interpreter.  [Of course, now we can expect the vetting process to be relaxed!—ed] […]

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  3. […] is talking about it—the Obama Administration’s relaxation of security screening regulations put in place after 9/11.  As we have reported, here***, the “refugee resettlement […]

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  4. […] We told you yesterday that Obama, bowing to international pressure and lobbying from refugee resettlement contractors anxious to bring in thousands of Syrians this year, has relaxed a security screening law put in place after 9/11, here. […]

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  6. […] Obama eases security screening rules to allow more Syrians to enter US February 6, 2014 […]

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  8. Michael Travis said

    O’Bama’s “DHS” has issued warnings regarding potential “explosive toothpaste” bombs en route to Russia on American aircraft. http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/05/world/europe/sochi-security-toothpaste

    Let me repeat: “explosive toothpaste” bombs en route to Russia on American aircraft.

    Not Saudi, Lebanese, Omani, Yemenite, Pakistani or Afghan airlines (and travelers)….. but specifically American airlines and citizens have been identified as potential terrorist threats.

    After decades of “Islam first” immigration and Asylum policies we’ve finally made it to the “Big league” of terror threats…. beating the Middle-Eastern savages at their own, traditional game.

    It’s all about “Immigration”. We have the Atlantic and Pacific oceans protecting this nation. If we would stop importing Moslims we would face zero threats from the Islamic savages.

    All the best,

    Michael Travis

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  9. […] It was just a matter of time before the Obama Administration bowed to international pressure and lobbying from taxpayer-funded resettlement contractors and “human rights” groups to relax security requirements that have here-to-fore made it difficult for them to open our doors to Syrian ‘refugees.’ Source: Refugee Resettlement Watch […]

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  10. Jeh Johnson is a racist ‘black power’ fanatic. The trifecta, Obama, Holder and Johnson. Of course, the left is thrilled. I think the Democrats are just thrilled, their plan to change America’s demographics, destroying the white race and Christianity with one swoop, and no one says a word.

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  11. Richard M Nixon (Deceased) said

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

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  12. Brittius said

    Reblogged this on Brittius.com.

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