As Parisians were being slaughtered by radical Islamists, of whom at least one and perhaps two were migrants, Barack Obama was opening new processing centers which will double the number available to refugees in the Middle East in an effort to speed up and increase the numbers to be admitted.
Most Syrians are screened at U.S. resettlement at centers in Istanbul and Amman, Jordan.
The Obama administration is moving to increase and accelerate the number of Syrian refugees who might be admitted into the United States by opening new screening outposts in Iraq and Lebanon, administration officials told Reuters on Friday.
“We want to be in a place where we can push out really ambitious goals,” said one of the officials, who spoke to Reuters on the condition of anonymity.
Lebanon had been closed because it’s too dangerous. What’s changed? If anything it’s more dangerous.
We no longer know how many refugees he is going to take in. There is a veil of silence but we know that it was originally 10,000 additional Syrians, 200,000 refugees each year for two years, and we know the Democrats want far more.
It was a Syrian migrant according to the latest news reports who was found among the dead suicide bombers in Paris Friday night, having entered Serbia on October 2nd where he was vetted and vetted again Greece on October 3rd.
The media will tell us the US is taking too few but we take in more than all the other countries combined.
The U.S. State Department confirmed the plans to open a refugee settlement processing center in Erbil, Iraq, before the end of 2015, and to resume refugee processing in Lebanon in early 2016, said spokeswoman Danna Van Brandt.
Both are hotbeds of terrorist activities.
We already have nine screening centers worldwide and DHS employees – clerks – will decide who can come in and be resettled. The intelligence agencies have told us we cannot vet these people so we’ve decided to turn it over to bureaucrats.
Some Republicans are concerned about national security.
“We have little or no information about who these people are … no ability to determine whether they are radicalized,” Republican Senator Jeff Sessions said at a hearing on Oct. 2.
When are Americans going to start paying attention?
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