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Save the Children act introduced in Congress would bring 25,000 Syrian children to US TEMPORARILY

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 18, 2016

We have a lot of experience with the word “temporary” and how it doesn’t mean what it means when it comes to immigration programs!  Therefore when we saw what initially looked like a news report at The Hill alarm bells began to ring.

However, note that this story about a newly introduced bill is actually an opinion piece written by the college professor whose idea this is.


Rep. Mike Honda hero (NOT!): getting Leftwing brownie points by introducing bill that is dead on arrival.

And, before you go crazy, know that any bill introduced now is dead in the water and its sponsor is only doing it for brownie points.  Congress has adjourned and all bills die with the Congress and must be reintroduced in the new Congress in January.

So here is the op-ed by Dr. Amitai Etzioni at The Hill:

Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) added to his long list of credits when, in the dying hours of the 114th Congress, he introduced a bill that should cheered everyone’s holidays—HR 6510: The Save the Children Act of 2016.

The act authorizes granting temporary visas to 25,000 Syrian refugee children, ages three to 10, to live in the U.S. until the civil war in their country ends. These children, to be chosen by their families or orphaned, will be able to live in the homes of American families who will volunteer to host them. The costs of their care will be covered by the host families themselves or by charitable organizations.

These visas will expire six months after our government determines that hostilities have ceased and a durable peace process has begun. [So what if it is decades before peace returns to Syria?—ed] The grace period will allow time for the families of the children to re-establish their households in Syria before the children return.

The Department of State, together with Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services will coordinate the inflow and return of these children.


The bill grew out of a policy proposal formulated by Dr. Amitai Etzioni of The George Washington University. It was drafted by Layth Elhassani at Covington and Burling LLP as part of his pro bono work.


Amitai Etzioni is a University Professor and Professor of International Affairs at The George Washington University.

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11 Responses to “Save the Children act introduced in Congress would bring 25,000 Syrian children to US TEMPORARILY”

  1. […] Save the Children act introduced in Congress would bring 25,000 Syrian children to US TEMPORARI… December 18, 2016 […]


  2. […] Save the Children act introduced in Congress would bring 25,000 Syrian children to US TEMPORARILY […]


  3. tvfmontana said

    Amitai Etzioni is a huge supporter of communitarianisn The collective trumps the individual.


  4. Reblogged this on islamnewworldorder and commented:
    This guy in the pic, Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) (Hmmm…, a California democrat of the party of treason–who woulda guessed?) introduced this bill.
    “Temporary.” Right.
    “Bill dead on arrival.” We hope.

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  5. Dee Winter said

    I think that the liberals view us conservatives as such dumbos!! If we can get assistance to the families of these children, so they are taken care of in their own homeland, so be it.

    We already have 1,000 plus children that were brought across the US border last year to be “taken care”. They were housed in denomination camps around Texas. Wonder just where these kids all are now?

    I had asked a reporter with KWTX in Waco, to do a follow up story to the one he did over a year ago, about these children. No response from him whatsoever.

    Dee Winter


  6. ionwhite said

    This is exactly how invasion begins

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  7. conprof said

    Dear Ann,

    Amitai Etizoni is a very interesting professor whose original idea are always intriguing and I am morally certain he means well. After all, this is the kind of program that has worked well in high trust countries like Britain during WWII, when families sent their children away from London during the Blitz to live with families who volunteered to keep them temporarily and safely.

    Unfortunately, thanks to the Left and their approach to persuasion “We know you are a racist, bigot, homophobe, islamophobe,” etc. every time they think you might disagree with them, we are no longer a high trust society.

    Our professors cheat on their research, our journalists lie about their sources, and our politicians seem willing to lie even when he truth would do, apparently, just to stay in practice.

    Sadly, no one will trust the Congress not to make any and all temporary visas permanent.

    There is one other reservation I have and it hearkens back to the history of Abe Foxman, the founder of the Anti-defamation League. He was given TEMPORARILY to a Christian woman known to his Jewish family in Poland, when the family decided to flee during WWII because of the likelihood that the Nazis would kill them all.

    They did not expect to survive the war, but they did, and when they returned to Poland a few years later, they had to fight the Christian caretaker in court to get little Abe back. For many years he hated his parents because he considered the caretaker to be his mother. Out of this mess, came the ADL.

    But Etizoni, famous as he is in Sociology circles, could start a fund to support orphanages in safe spaces in or near Syria. He could work with the US, Russia, Assad, the UN, and various relief funds to raise the money. If he really wants to help these children, he has to realize that a bill like he has proposed will not pass.

    Americans will not trust humanitarian immigration programs into the US any time soon and the reason has nothing to do with bigotry and everything to do with our bad experience with politicians, professors, journalists, and bureaucrats who seem completely unable to understand what it means to live in a nation where the people are sovereign, not the “experts.”



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  8. Brittius said

    Reblogged this on Brittius and commented:
    What age is determined and established to qualify as a child?


    • thetinfoilhatsociety said

      I suspect many will be as they have been found to be in Britain – “teenagers” who are 30 years old. Which is exactly why this should get a decent burial.

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  9. As soon as they sets their feets on US SOIL…THAT’S IT BABY, YOU HAVE ARRIVED AND YOU ARE NEVER, EVERY GOING BACK…unless you repatriate (READ: VISIT) temporarily to a Country for Terrorist Training, AS A US CITIZEN !


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