Obama Announces A Plan To Bring In Up To Four Times As Many Syrian Refugees In 2017

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obama-smirkingIn 2016, approximately 10,000 Syrian refugees were brought into the United States, but in 2017 that number could skyrocket to 40,000 under Barack Obama’s new plan. Obama says that we must play our part in taking in those displaced by the ongoing Syrian civil war, but Republicans in Congress are outraged by this announcement and remain deeply concerned that there are terrorists among the refugees that are being brought in. The Obama administration insists that all refugees are being subjected to rigorous screening, but his critics are quite skeptical. Coming out of the midst of a five year civil war, documentation is scarce for many of these refugees, and there aren’t too many people that you can call over there that can serve as a solid reference at this point.


According to USA Today, the total number of refugees worldwide that will be brought in next year is scheduled to rise by 29 percent under Obama’s new plan…

The White House plans to sharply increase the number of refugees accepted by the United States to 110,000 in the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, saying the move is necessary to help stem a migrant crisis gripping Europe and the Middle East.

The new target is a 29% increase over the 85,000 refugees accepted this fiscal year and a 57% hike over the 70,000 refugees allowed per year from 2013 to 2015.

Most of the mainstream news outlets that are talking about this story are not mentioning the number that will be admitted from Syria. And there is a good reason for this. According to NBC News, the number of refugees that will be brought in from “the Near East and South Asia” would rise to at least 40,000 under Obama’s plan, and “most of those are likely to be people escaping the brutal Syrian civil war”…

Of the 110,000 the U.S. intends to begin admitting at least 40,000 are from the Near East and South Asia, a White House senior administration official said. And most of those are likely to be people escaping the brutal Syrian civil war, even as many GOP lawmakers and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sound the alarm about terrorists in the midst of the refugees.

During fiscal year 2016, approximately 85,000 refugees were admitted to this country, and approximately 10,000 of those were Syrian refugees according to the federal Refugee Processing Center.

So if the number of Syrian refugees approaches 40,000 as Obama’s plan appears to indicate, that would mean that somewhere around four times as many Syrian refugees will be brought into this country next year.

If we were helping Christians and other minorities that are being brutally persecuted by ISIS that would be one thing. But instead, it is being reported that only 0.46% of the refugees in the U.S. are Christians, and 98.33 percent of them are Sunni Muslims.

ISIS is a Sunni Muslim terror organization. We should be focusing our help on the religious minorities that are being tortured, killed and driven from their homes by ISIS, but instead almost all of the refugees that are being brought in are on the same religious side of the fence as ISIS.

And it is important to note that surveys have discovered that a significant percentage of Syrian refugees actually have a favorable view of ISIS.

The chaos that Sunni refugees have caused in cities all over Europe has definitely shifted public opinion in the U.S. about taking in more refugees. One poll that was taken back in November found that 56 percent of all Americans disapprove of bringing in more Syrian refugees, and only 41 percent of all Americans approve.

But Obama is going ahead anyway. At this point he is a lame duck, and so he doesn’t really have to answer to anyone.

Some governors tried to stand up and say that they wouldn’t take any more refugees in their states. Unfortunately for those governors, the courts ruled against them

What happens next remains to be seen. Last year, with Syrian refugees flooding into Europe, the White House increased the number of refugees it would admit from the war-torn country. That led Republican governors in roughly two dozen states to express their opposition to receiving Syrians. Some governors filed lawsuits to stop refugees from coming to their states; they lost.

And so it is going to be up to Congress to try to do something.

As I have written about previously, it appears that the Syrian refugees that have been brought in so far have not been distributed on a uniform basis throughout the nation. According to the Obama administration, large cities such as Washington D.C. are deemed to be “too expensive” for the refugees, and there have been lots of reports of Syrian refugees being settled in smaller communities all over the country. In my previous article, this is how I described the impact that this could have…

If you drop a few hundred refugees into a major city of several million people, it isn’t going to make much of a difference. But if you drop a few hundred refugees into a small town that has only a few thousand people living there, you can start to fundamentally alter the character of the whole area. Could it be possible that this is yet another way that Barack Obama is attempting to “fundamentally transform” America?

Many people have asked why we have to take in so many Sunni refugees when wealthy Sunni nations such as Saudi Arabia haven’t taken in any.

And I think that is a legitimate question.

In the end, there has to be a balance. We want to help those that are fleeing the brutal religious persecution of ISIS, but we also want to be mindful of our own national security. I think that what House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte had to say about this was very appropriate

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) criticized the decision, saying policymakers should focus on reforming the nation’s system for admitting refugees rather than having the White House set goals.

“For generations, the United States has been a safe haven for people fleeing persecution. We must remain compassionate toward refugees but we also need to make sure that we use common sense,” Goodlatte said in a statement. “Unfortunately, President Obama unilaterally increases the number of refugees resettled in the United States each year and gives little thought as to how it will impact local communities. The president also continues to ignore warnings from his own national security officials and plans to bring in even more Syrian refugees over the next year.”

In Orlando we witnessed what a single lone wolf Islamic terrorist can do.

We need to use common sense, and we need to do the best that we can to make sure that the people that we are bringing in do not want to conduct their own personal jihads once they get here.

Unfortunately, Barack Obama has his own agenda, and it does not appear to be in the best interest of the United States.

  • iris

    Yikes, it’s the Alfred E. “What, me worry?” expression. Or should I say, “Let them eat cake!”? Sorry, I haven’t read the post yet, will go back and do that.

    • iris

      Just read it, thank you, Michael. The elephant in the room is that Saudi Arabia, (Sunni) won’t take them in. Hmmm, the same thing has happened to the people in Gaza. None of their respective countries of origin would take them back until very recently, when Jordan took back about 3000. The reason they went to Gaza was because they were warned to flee the environs of what was to again become part of Israel, and that if they refused to do so, their safety could not be guaranteed, as the plan was to annihilate Israel immediately. True to their word, multiple nations attacked Israel the day after statehood. All of this has been so very, very planned, yet these globalists and anti Israel/anti Semitic people do not realize they are fulfilling prophecy.

  • Cugel the Clever

    My how I hate that face.

  • DJohn1

    I wonder if President Obama can be held accountable for his actions or if President ? will get that task?
    Because last I heard, come January, his term of office expires.
    If it is Hillary, I would not count on it.
    The problem with dictators is they do not know when to quit.
    This may be a psychological slip on his part as to what his plans may be if the wrong party is voted into the White House.
    IF any one of these additional refugees goes off like a firecracker and kills some people then the kin of those folks killed might be looking for this man.

    This does not appear to be a wise decision on his part.

    All the man really has to do is to retire from office gracefully at the end of his term.
    To do otherwise will disgrace his name before the entire public of this country and anyone else that would run for office with a similar view.
    No one wins if he does not leave office as scheduled.

  • K

    It makes sense when you understand his goal.To do as much harm as he can on the way out. If you do not believe it now. Watch what he does if Trump somehow wins.

  • horn blower

    How are these refugees arriving in our country? Do they come by air or ship? I know some come by land via Canada/Mexico. Jumping ahead on the thinking, scratching my head as to how Trump will place them aboard aircraft or ships to ‘get em out’, but when they do get to their destination, will they be able to land or dock these containers filled with illegals?

  • David

    Obama & the Democrats CAUSED this Refugee crisis in Syria by bombing the crap out of them with their excuse that Assad must go.then they tell us Americans we need to show compassion for these people by letting into the United States. we can all see what this has done to Europe. there are many terrorists coming in with these refugees but Obozo claims we are doing extensive background checks.
    Question: How do you do background checks on people when the people in question have had their homeland & Government reduced to rubble and living in the Stone Age?
    Elect Hillary & I promise you America will become just like Europe, Guaranteed!!

  • greanfinisher .

    I don’t give a hoot as my state simply will not allow those jihadists in.

  • www.tomatobubble.com

    Obama doesn’t care about helping the refugees, as he and his masters created this refugee crisis in the first place. Now the next step is to import them to America, which will even further weaken and divide our country. This way it will be much easier to control. This is in direct contradiction to God’s plan for every race of people to have it’s own nation.

    Acts 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

    The above verse proves that God never intended different races to mix.

    • iris

      Contradicting statement. America is a melting pot. We would never have become so strong without it being such. Justice according to our laws should prevail, yes, for no society can survive without them, since Jesus Christ has not yet returned.

      Agree with you, however, that jihadists are indeed being imported into the country to further dismantle and then more easily control the society. But it has nothing to do with race, and everything to do with behaviors arising from the state of the heart.

      • www.tomatobubble.com

        Melting pot and strength is an oxymoron. There is no strength in diversity and division, just the opposite. The reason America has been so strong is mostly because of the White European people.

        • iris

          One’s real value and importance rests in the fact that they are loved by God, who created them, and that He has a unique plan for their life. We were made to know, love, serve and glorify Him. He loved so much that He purposefully gave His life as an atonement for sin for the whole world. Those who believe and receive Him, are reconciled to God, who is perfect in power, love and holiness, and will gain a new heart and a changed life. This is what matters, imo, not color, age, status gender, intelligence, beauty, power, etc.

          • iris

            It doesn’t matter what happens to you, it matters how you react to it. There is love for you and love for others in Jesus Christ.

        • iris

          That wouldn’t hold up to scientific data, a diverse gene pool is the healthiest scenario for any plant or animal species. Of course, the data is also showing that the whole planet is degrading, including all plants and animals. That’s not in reference to endangered species. The earth really did get cursed after Adam and Eve decided to rebel against their creator, and we’re now reaping what we’ve sown.

          • www.tomatobubble.com

            Have you ever seen wolves hanging out with bears or mountain lions? What about brown bears with black bears or polar bears? It doesn’t happen. It’s natural, that’s how God made it. People of different races naturally segregate from each other. Melting pot is an artificially created unnatural state going against God’s design. For even more proof look no further than who is behind this idea — the usual suspects, Obama and the gang of his controllers.

          • Omnipotent Patrician

            Greetings, middle school dropout plebeian. My question for you is, are you cognizant of the fact that the offspring of two species is always sterile? That is, for cretins of low intelligence such as yourself, they are incapable of reproducing. If mixed race individuals can reproduce, they cannot be sterile. Therefore, your logically fallacious false analogy can be concluded to be false.

            If mixed race people are such a detriment to your stupidity and naïveté, as well as your puny sphere of influence, then how can my intelligence quotient be double yours, since apes have an IQ of maybe 70? How could my past net worth have been six hundred and fifty thousand dollars at age thirteen? You likely live in a trailer park I own and write on a phone made by a certain popular company that I only a few thousand shares in (they aren’t doing so well).
            Your platitudinous lies amuse me as I get distracted from being enthralled by some of my 40000 dollar Swiss watches. I forgot to trade a couple more kilos of gold for the collapse. $42000 dollars a kilo isn’t too expensive.

          • www.tomatobubble.com

            If that’s the case then why don’t you see wolves interbreeding with coyotes, or brown bears with black bears? Why is it that all throughout history, all the races of people segregated themselves from each other? Why is Obama trying to change this order?

          • iris

            Just my opinion, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Adam and Eve were what we would call mulatto, and had features of all three races present in their appearances. As sin increased in the world because of increasing numbers of cursing, cursed people, in fear and hatred, they huddled together and or conquered whom they could in their immediate environs, hence creating isolated enclaves of people with a higher percentage of closely shared DNA, including some inbreeding. Over hundreds of years, more people in one environs will share facial, skin and body type appearances more than the same “race” in lesser proximity.

  • MaxRockatansky33

    50 thousands Syrians in more than 300 million country in just two years. A true-scale massive invasion. Take cover! Build more fallout shelters with Bible in each of them. Food, water and meds are secondary.

  • Jim Clark

    With all the murders in this country already with 200 million guns available , a few thousand Syrians won’t make much of a difference.

  • SantosGarcia

    I pray to our Almighty GOD that this depraved man leaves the Oval Office quietly! https://zionsgate.wordpress.com/2014/12/02/the-incense-and-power-of-intercessory-prayer-by-bobby-connor/

  • ramrodd

    Multiply their number of invaders by 10….and they are

  • VigilanteCaregiver

    Obama can pay for them and house them at his private residences. His idea, his passion – his personal responsibility: he needs to learn that for once.

    • iris

      (: I don’t think even O has the space, but maybe all the liberals together, yes, and they have plenty of bucks to feed them. Of course, terrorists tend to prey first on those who welcome them first, so they’ll have to pay for more bodyguards. Could break the bank.

      • iris

        On the other hand, the Fed Res. will just print more fiat $ for them. The world banks will buy the food. Heard recently, that low income housing is getting cleared out around the country, to make room for jihadist immigrants. Would that O would get the few remaining Christians and Jews outside of Israel, here. I’m sure they’ve applied. Most of them have been killed or have fled to outlying countries in the last 30 years.

  • jesus freak

    Looks like “Mad” magazine from the 60’s

  • Rebel w/out a Cause

    I read through the comments, and picked up on the thread about “diversity” and “melting pot”, etc. It seems to me that the liberals’ cry for “equality” is part of the problem. Because they want equality of results, not quality of performance. I agree with the poster who said that diversity always leads to less strength, not more. After 40+ years in the business world, I can attest to it. Corporate political correctness has led to weakness, not strength. Everyone is urged to perform at the same level – which tends to be the lowest common denominator. Can’t have you making someone look bad, and oh – don’t bother to call a spade a spade. And no, that wasn’t meant to be racist.
    Pat Buchannon (sp?) has an interesting article about tribalism. THAT is what sets us apart from the animal world. We are different colors, we have conflicting religious beliefs, different traditions, we have different levels of intelligence, motivation, etc. It’s mistake to force us all to “live together in harmony”. I think we would, if we could.
    Meanwhile, I think the last few months of Obama are going to be frightful. He isn’t done with us yet….

    • iris

      I’m the one who said that part of America’s strength in the past has had to do with the fact that many races and religions have been welcome here, (the melting pot). Please don’t equate me with a liberal, however. And my reference to diversity had to do with a diverse gene pool being the optimal scenario for thriving, in all plant and animal species. Big differences compared to your inferences.

      • Rebel w/out a Cause

        Iris, I think we were successful in our early history because the immigrants were somewhat willing to assimilate. Yes, they gathered with their own tribes – think “China Town, or Little Italy”, but they subordinated their own special interests in favor of being “American”. When we went to war, EVERYODY became involved. And the immigrants brought with them a work ethic think “Vietnamese or Korean” who came to America penniless and built businesses. Pretty miraculous.
        The issue I have with the Muslim “refugees” is that their religion isn’t compatible with American cultural norms, and many will never assimilate. Instead, you’ll hear of more “honor killings”. You’ll definitely see more “terror attacks”. We’re deliberately undermining our own nation. Well, not “we”, but TPTB are doing it purposefully.
        My inference is this: Scientifically speaking, a “diverse” gene pool is beneficial. That’s why I can’t marry my sister. But it’s because of the deeply entrenched differences in our history, our traditions, our religious beliefs, etc. that we simply are naturally drawn to our own tribes. And I think it’s foolish to try to force a delusional fantasy of “diversity” on the people. It’s never going to work out.
        Now to step into the dangerous world of “conspiracy theories”, let me say this. I think TPTB already KNOW it won’t work out, and since they’re doing this deliberately, one has to wonder what the ultimate goal is. I know what the ultimate result will be – unrest and strife. Hell, the Sunnis and Shias kill each other regularly in the Middle East, and they’re both supposedly MUSLIM. How well do you think they’re going to work out here in America where gays can marry, the marketing industry uses to sell everything from soap to cars, and women don’t wear burkas? So the end result is going to be strife, and the purpose of inserting this into our nation is so that we’ll BEG the government to save us, and they’ll accumulate more control and more power in doing so – think NDAA Act. We’re on a path to globalism, government control, and slavery.
        Remember the Patriot Act – right after 9/11? That was the same move by TPTB. So now you have to endure the humiliation of the heavy security when you take a flight. And since they don’t want to “stereotype” they abuse old ladies and kids with disabilities. And we accept this abuse so we can be “safe”. And we accept Muslim immigrants, many of whom will never assimilate and become “American” because we want to be “Christian”, and love everybody. Foolish and misguided. Thanks for listening. I was unable to sleep tonight and checked my email and saw your response. Had to answer you!

        • iris

          Wow, guess you didn’t really read what I wrote, because you’ve misrepresented everything I’ve said. When did I ever say we should allow in un-vetted refugees from terrorist countries? When did I ever say that the U.S. is a healthy country now, or that I agree with the crud going on here? Now, I have to think you’re a troll, since you seem to have a modicum of intelligence in your writing, so I assume you’re simply putting words in my mouth to discredit. That’s what trolls do. I do want to love everyone, trust everyone, not at all.

  • iris

    You get your share of paid trolls here, don’t you, Michael? Oh well, at least that probably means plenty of posts and comments are getting read. Some folks think they either don’t have the opportunity for better income, or are obsessed, hmm, perhaps both apply. Think I’ve seen both stripes here.

  • Carole

    Yes, and Trump will be expected to keep his promise(s) and send these people back, re-settling them in an appropriate MiddleEastern country, such as Saudi Arabia.

    Why hasn’t the Congress impeached this lunatic?? This is TREASON!

  • Oliver Felts

    Syrians need to fend for themselves instead of mooching off US taxpayers. Total welfare and up front pay is the norm for these illegal migrants.