Carson and Cruz, first Presidential candidates to speak out on Paris slaughter—say no Syrian refugees to America
Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 14, 2015
There may be others by now, but here is the first story I’m seeing before dawn today reporting on reactions by US Presidential candidates. ***Update*** Here is a story at Breitbart that must have been posted before terror erupted in Paris last night—see where the Presidential candidates were yesterday afternoon BP (before Paris). Bush, Kasich and Rubio all said they want MORE refugees.
***Update #2*** Mediaite reported on Ann Coulter tweets last night (after Paris): “Donald Trump was elected President tonight,” here. Paris may in fact have been a clarifying moment for many—try to imagine each of the 2016 candidates as President of the US if a similar horror happens here. Who would you wish to be in the Oval Office?
Following the deadly attacks in Paris Friday night, two prominent Republicans have called for the United States to table plans to accept thousands of Syrian refugees, citing terror concerns.
Sen. Ted Cruz wrote in a statement on Friday that the U.S. needs to “immediately declare a halt to any plans to bring refugees that may have been by ISIS to the United States.” Cruz has raised security concerns before about the prospect of accepting more refugees at this point from Syria.
Presidential candidate Ben Carson said in Orlando, Florida, that Congress should act to block the Obama administration’s plan to accept more refugees.
“If we’re going to be bringing 200,000 people over here from that region — if I were one of the leaders of the global jihadist movement and I didn’t infiltrate that group of people with my people, that would be almost malpractice,” Carson said, according to the Washington Post.
Congress can act to block Obama’s Muslim migration plan (refugee resettlement) in just a few weeks as Congress must act by December 11th to fund the government through fiscal year 2016 (this is separate from the dept ceiling issue of just a few weeks ago).
Congress could do its job for once by using the POWER OF THE PURSE to restrain Obama!
***Update*** This is what you should tell Congress to do! Cut the funding!
They will pounce on Carson for the 200,000 number, however…..
As for Carson’s mention of the 200,000, note he said “from the region.” It isn’t that high for one year, but Obama was talking about 2016 and 2017 when he said 85,000 refugees this year and 100,000 next year. Don’t forget we are taking tens of thousands of other Muslim refugees from Iraq, Somalia, Burma and Afghanistan in that number as well—it is not just Syrians—from the region.
Consider that you rarely hear of the 30,000 plus coming as asylum seekers annually by first getting across our borders illegally or overstaying a visa and then asking for asylum. Then there is Temporary Protected Status and that astounding monstrosity—the Diversity Visa Lottery—which brings in another 50,000 legal migrants a year, many from countries that hate us! And, we haven’t even mentioned student visas!
So before someone latches (with criticism) on Carson’s high number, demand that the Administration give an accounting of how many Muslim migrants are being admitted legally to the US each year! It is probably approaching 200,000, but no one (on the outside) knows for sure.
For more on the 2016 Presidential candidates see our category entitled, ‘2016 Presidential campaign.‘ (We have older categories for both the 2008 and 2012 campaigns as they related to refugees and immigration generally.) I was surprised to see that we have already written 91 posts on the 2016 campaign. Without a doubt, immigration is THE issue for 2016!
Endnote: Watch this video!
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