The Syrian refugee crisis is the only issue many people in the media are talking about today, and many on social media are crying, “If you don’t let the terrorist in, the terrorists win.” But does the United States really have a refugee crisis, or has the Obama administration created this controversy?
Over the past 100 years, America has often served as the watchdog for freedom in the world, but is acting as the world’s police officer really the right course of action in these troubled times, or are we too unstable ourselves? How can we help others if we can’t even save ourselves from comparatively simple problems, such as the nation’s debt crisis?
Refugees from Iraq and Syria are storming the Western world, and ISIS has promised it would sneak in terrorists along with refugees traveling to safe-haven nations. Many former leaders in the intelligence community have expressed concerns as to whether or not these people can be properly vetted. The head of the FBI has already admitted before congress that two Iraqi War refugees were arrested for terror-related crimes and that the vetting processes were less thorough than they ideally should have been.
Our government leadership outside the White House has expressed an uneasiness with simply letting these unknown refugees into our country haphazardly. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is trying to enact a controversial piece legislation called the Safe Act in an attempt to ensure that refugees are thoroughly vetted. Over half of the nation’s state governors are saying “no” to letting refugees into their states. Proponents of the refugee resettlement program proclaim the 27 state governors have no right to deny refugees entry into their states, but isn’t that just an afterthought considering that in a recent Bloomberg poll 53 percent of Americans said that we should halt the Syrian refugee resettlement plan the White House is presently pursuing.
In a poll conducted in November, as many as one-quarter of the Syrian refugees were open to the possibility of being recruited by ISIS. Factoring in this poll, which has been conveniently ignored by the mainstream media, with the number of refugees the Obama administration wants to bring into the country, and you end up with some disturbing possibilities: Obama’s plan could bring in as many as 2,500 potential ISIS recruits.