House Republicans Seek to Cut Off Funding for Syrian Resettlement Program

November 17, 2015

Following the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, House Republicans are proposing to block federal funding for resettling Syrian refugees until a series of new conditions are met, Foreign Policy has learned.

The growing momentum behind new legislation, still being drafted, sets up a future clash between the White House and Congress as the Obama administration seeks to offer residency to 10,000 Syrian refugees who currently live outside the conflict zone. Currently, 60 million people worldwide have been forced from their homes or are otherwise considered refugees — higher than at any other time in recorded history. An estimated six million to eight million displaced people are still in Syria, and more than four million Syrian refugees are in Jordan, Turkey, and Lebanon.

4 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Webb says:

    · In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by Muslim males.
    · In 1998 the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by Muslim males.
    · In 12 October 2000, while the USS Cole was harbored and being refueled in the Yemeni port of Aden, 17 American sailors were killed and 39 were injured when the ship was bombed by Muslim males.
    · On 9/11/2001 four airliners were hijacked. Two were used as missiles to take down the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by Muslim males.
    · In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against Muslim males.
    · In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and beheaded by, you guessed it, a Muslim male. Plus, two other American journalists were just recently beheaded.
    · In 2013 the Boston Marathon Bombing resulted in 4 Innocent people, including a child, being killed, plus 264 people injured by Muslim males.
    No, I really don’t see a pattern here to justify profiling, do you? So, to ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly fanatics intent on killing us, airport security screeners will no longer be allowed to profile certain people. So, ask yourself just how stupid are we? Absolutely No Profiling!

  • The Redhawk says:

    So the HOUSE will DO its JOB but the REID led Senate with Mc Connell’s approval will STOP it in its TRACKS….and Obama will do a lap dance with Valerie on his Knees………….and Kerry will have another French Dinner to Celebrate their Total handling the ISIS problem they CREATED …

    1. Jackie says:

      Very well said.

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