Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies asks the questions any rational American is asking!
Writing at The Corner at National Review, here is how Krikorian begins (but I want you to visit The Corner for the links and his prescription!):
The International Rescue Committee, a refugee advocacy group headed by former U.K. foreign secretary David Miliband, has urged the United States to resettle 65,000 refugees from Syria by the end of next year. The head of the State Department bureau in charge of carrying out the U.N.’s instructions on refugees (the U.N. decides who gets to move to the U.S.) said last week, in the AP’s words, “that between 1,000 and 2,000 Syrian refugees will be brought to the U.S. by the end of September and several thousand more in 2016.” Miliband welcomed this but said “it certainly needs to improve.”
The more important question is, why are we resettling any Middle Eastern refugees at all? Since January 2013, State Department numbers show that we’ve resettled here in the U.S. only 697 Syrian refugees, more than 90 percent of them Muslims. The FBI admitted at a congressional hearing in February that it lacked the capacity to do meaningful background checks on such refugees. That’s why we have headlines like “US May Have Let ‘Dozens’ of Terrorists Into Country As Refugees.”
But putting the security threat aside, why would we take any Arab refugees from any war-torn country in the Middle East? Resettlement in a faraway country should be the absolute last resort; it’s preferable that displaced people be accommodated in countries near their homeland, facilitating eventual return, and in countries that are culturally similar to ease the strains for both the refugees and the host country.
In that vein, why aren’t we demanding that Saudi Arabia resettle the Syrians?
Read it all. Be sure to see the many good comments!
I can think of several reasons, first, the Saudis don’t want any diversity in S.A. and have been deporting all their Muslim brethren riffraff who sneak in there from Somalia, Yemen, even Rohingya (from Burma), etc.
The UNHCR is pushing impoverished refugees on the US (to help us get diversity!) and more democrat voters.
Then the US resettlement contractors are paid by the head to bring them here, so big bucks are involved.
And, finally, this is about the Hijra—Mohammed told his followers to migrate to dominate all the lands of the world—and so the UN and Obama are helping bring that about, and, of course, S.A. doesn’t need more Muslim migrants to bring about shariah law. They have it!
See our archive on Saudi Arabia and note its history of ethnic cleansing!