President Obama’s plan to allow 10,000 Syrian migrants into America has already drawn fire after two were recently caught trying to join – or rejoin – ISIS.
Now, conservatives are in an uproar after the the Obama administration has announced plans to expand the United States refugee program again and let in thousands more foreign migrants. The move raises concerns about the governments vetting process, as thousands of illegal immigrants from these same countries have been deported in recent months, caught in sweeps targeting those with links to criminal organizations or prior criminal convictions.
Even more controversially, the administration is planning to open the door to thousands of migrants from Central America by allowing them to apply for refugee status before they attempt to come to the U.S., Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.
The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will now conduct initial screenings to see whether migrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala may qualify as refugees eligible to come to the United States legally.
“I am pleased to announce plans to expand the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program to help vulnerable families and individuals from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and offer them a safe and legal alternative to the dangerous journey many are currently tempted to begin, making them easy prey for human smugglers who have no interest but their own profits,” Kerry said in a speech at the National Defense University.
In December 2014, the U.S. began offering refugee status to children in those countries who have parents already living legally in the United States. So far thousands of children have applied for the program.
The latest effort is aimed at expanding that program by moving applicants, both families and single individuals, into safe zones to await processing.
Refugee processing for Central Americans was launched as part of a broader effort to curb the unprecedented surge of families and children traveling alone caught at the Mexican border in recent years.
During the 2014 budget year, more than 67,000 children were apprehended, along with more than 68,000 people traveling as families. The majority of immigrants in both groups were from Central America.
Border agents have noted a significant rise in the numbers of immigrants from both groups in recent months as well. Since October, more than 16,000 children traveling alone and more than 20,800 people traveling as families have been caught.
The Associated Press contributed to this article
“Here comes the blood, de de de de de,
Here comes the blood,
It’s all right, it is ours.” President obama so wants to see the blood of Americans flooding in the streets. Marxist are as Marxist are. You cannot deny reality.
Bruce Wood says
You know Obama Idols his father who is from Kenya and his father hates America. I believe Obama to be a Muslim and wants to destroy America. We have always took the fight to our enemies no matter where they are and by doing that we have been able to keep most of the terror abroad. The way Obama acts he wants to bring the same Un Godly terror to the streets of America. He is more interested in destroying our second amendment and taking our right to defend our self and global warming that admitting and taking care of what really threatens America. We cannot stand another year of him especialy as so many Americans out of work and is uncontrol spending and refusal to keep America Safe.
Obama wants all his relatives here before he leaves office.He cares not about America, only himself.
May the Plague Take the “Kenyan Koranic Kommie Kweer Klown Kween! Ebola be Upon Hiz-azz!
his uncle and aunt are here in boston and last i knew his aunt lived in housing and collected disability but never became a citizen and should both go live with Obama in the white house or in his house in ill and let him support them and not the people i got disability and were asked if i worked for the last 10 years then have you worked the last 20 years now they ask that because your a citizen but dont ask that to non citizens they just give to them no question about work and then give them everything they want .what a country we live in that non citizens can get what we have fight for what a shame
From what I can remember, for what it’s worth, his Aunt passed away. Most likely the tax payers paid for her funeral.
Karin Anderson says
Sure us looking that way ! ! ! !
Annick Stiefel says
Bruce, you are 100% right. But, what can be done to get him out of office sooner?
There is not enough time for an impeachment.
Obama’s goal is to destroy America and he is not going to stop now.
We are in a dangerous situation with this Muslim president and we need a miracle to happen before it is too late.
Holice Pender says
That’s what he wants, fighting in the streets. Straight out of Sol Alinski’s “Rules for Radicals”.
We have stupid leaders
Billy Buchanan says
Agree. Leaders that have no interest in the safety of America.
Teddy Tys says
Ed you are wrong, Obama is not stupid, He has an agenda and knows exactly what He is doing.
Obama is educated and very clever. He has been very successful in his agenda to destroy America.
Obama is Shia Muslim and has indicated many times his allegiance to Iran that is Shia.
How is it possible that our politicians and congress allowed Obama to take the oath of office with His hand on the Quran. That is a big indication to me that He is not taking an oath of office to the constitution but to the laws of Allah. It does not take a constitutional lawyer to understand that fact. Just a little bit of common reasoning! It is time that WE THE PEOPLE let our congress representatives understand that they are obligated to stand up for what is necessary to protect the security of America.
Why is Congress afraid of Obama’s retribution if they speak out about His unlawful activities???
Islamists intend to conquer America from within, not by defeating our military. They have accomplished this in countries before and well on the way with conquering Europe and England.
Annick Stiefel says
Very clever comment. Thank you Terry.
The Republicans put enough money in the spending bill for 200,000 to be processed and settled in the U.S. Obama had only ask for enough money to process 20,000. Paul Ryan put in enough for 200,000 at an estimated cost of $65,000 per refugee. Both parties commit more Criminal acts than Al Capone did. The Republicans have controlled the money for 5 years. The U S has more Republicans in office than we have had in 150 years.
Holice Pender says
Yes, & what have they done to block any of obama’s spending like a drunken sailor. I am SICK OF RINO Republicans who does the same things the democrats. I liked Niki Haley until she gave that stupid answer to the SOU message the other night. She has done it for me, I thought she was a true conservative, but she insulted all good, true, republicans. She will never get my vote for anything. Mr Trump talks more to my way of thinking, he will be my choice if he is the candidate. I also like Ted Cruz. I would like a Trump/Cruz ticket, They could not do any worse than the democrat/rinos in Washington for the past several years.
Rand Paul is the one true conservative in the race but he keeps getting purposely ignored by the mainstream media. Even when many polls show he should have been in the upcoming debate instead a moron like Christie gets the main stage. Rand has shown time and again that he will stand for the constitution and not flip flop back and forth like Cruz and Trump have done. Trump has changed from democrat to republican several times. He can’t make up his mind what he really wants to be. And as for Cruz:
Senator Cruz has time-and-again flipped-flopped on key issues like:
*** Voting to support ObamaTrade and hand President Obama’s administration massive new powers, before getting an earful from grassroots and opposing it;
*** Voting to reauthorize the so-called “PATRIOT Act” after campaigning against this radical infringement on Americans’ civil liberties;
*** Supporting legalization for illegal immigrants in 2013 before adopting Donald Trump’s deportation scheme as his own;
*** Mouthing support for a realist foreign policy at times, but then adopting the invade-first, think-later rhetoric used by the worst of the neoconservatives;
*** Saying we should continue to open our doors to dangerous refugees from the Middle East before agreeing with me that we must seal our borders and ensure that we vet everyone who is coming into our country for national security.
RUSSELL TANNER says
OBAMA AND HILLARY BOTH HAVE BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS THE STUPID MEMBERS OF BOTH PARTIES IN CONGRESS HAVE BEEN BRAINWASHED BY THIS PRESIDENT AND THEY CANT BE CURIED KICK THEM ALL BEFORE OUR COUNTRY FALLS
Jeff Foxworthy for President!
He sees the stupid reality of current government decisions better than anyone.
Has more common sense and moral values than anyone in office, also.
More Refugees, More Bed Bugs and Diseases ans more $$$ For the Drug Companies.
RUSSELL TANNER says
what in the hell is wrong with our country cant anyone stop these immigrants from entering our country until they can be property cleared also we have problems with people on welfare and food stamps and healthcare We will be adding more to the lists
I can only say this is unbelievable! As Russell, I agree we have so many homeless here in US now and now he wants to let others in when we cannot even take care of the folks here that are most likely citizens by birth!
He intends to do the most damage in his exit year! God speed to us all!
JEAN FLEMING says
I AGREE WITH HOLLIS PENDR
We have no way to Vet these refugees. The politicians have no interest in these Satanic Muslims background !
Holice Pender says
All part of his “Hope & Change”, Russell. What really baffles me is the millidiots who voted for him cannot see he is destroying our economy, our American Exceptionalism, Our “light on a hill”, He wants to destroy our history, our culture, our way of life, our system of government, that has worked well for those who are willing to work & strive to make something out of their lives. If Hilliary or Bernie is elected, it will only speed up & get worse. If we are not the light on the hill, who will take our place, Russia, China, God forbid Isis. We are a land of hope, we have to put up fences to keep people out, we cannot take in the whole world, but we can help others improve their own lives as much as we can.
They don’t want to stop them! They will soon out vote native americans!!!
how about we swap? one terrorist for five democommos. start with the senate.
I think ALL the refugees should be sent back to the country they came from. They came here illegally and I believe most of them will become criminals. We can not afford to feed, clothe, and give them medical attention. We have enough of our own people to help feed , clothe, and
shelter. We can not continue to help every cpuntry.
Bruce Wood says
Plus we cannot afford the cost of Prison.
Our Congress needs to something about this immigration problem or all be fired…..
95% of all Politicians need Primary opponents !
I’m with you Russell
Let the raping, pillaging and terrorist bombings begin. Everyone thank the president for protecting us and our families so well.
Thank goodness Isis is just JV. Just ask odumbass.
GOD Bless America!!
America voted him in and now has to pay the price. From afar this is only the tip of the iceberg and woe betide the USA if they continue to be bamboozled by the garbage rhetoric and hidden agendas of the politicians. America needs an independent say it as it is leader or the alternative is for secessionism of the States!! Good luck to them all because they will need it!
Until we get the illegal out of OUR WHITE HOUSE,
We will continue allowing Them to enter and destroy.
12 more months!!!!
Justin W says
President Obama will be protected by the Secret Service long after he leaves the White House. The rest of us are on our own. It’s our lives and property that will possibly be sacrificed by President Obama’s flawed desire to take in criminals as refugees.
We need to stop giving free money to all these refugees. I’m tired of freeloaders from other countries coming here and then expecting the taxpayers to support them.
Maybe we should consider placing Planned Parenthood in charge of our borders. They have a pretty good record of killing people in exchange for government money.
Juan TwoThree says
Right Justin! This lousy nyhgger Obongoloid…..What a ‘blunder fuk’ he is!
I think we have a terrorist as a president. He has done more hurt to the U.S.A. This is what happens when Americans feel they owe somebody something for a wrong that was done a long time ago. So we carry around luggage on our backs and feel compelled to fix something. So like O.J. if this was our payback he did a good job at doing it to we all the people. Feel his hate for the U.S.A. I DON’T LIKE TO SAY HIS NAME FOR THE SHAME IT CARRYS . God bless to us all.
Main Street says
According to Pew, Brookings , Princeton studies etc. over 90 million Americans are either underemployed or unemployed. No help for these folks from our leaders. Refugees from hater cultures will get WIC, Sec.8 housing, EBT and SNAP within days of arrival. Anything to change the demographics of the U.S.. Our citizens care more about reality shows, texting and the big game to care or notice. Their reaction to this decline in our nation is to have few if any kids, low voter turnout and a malaise of apathy.
Texas Son says
Big Mistake!! Don’t be fooled by their political-correctness intimidation!! This is all part of a bigger scheme to make a larger dependent class of people on the U.S. government, who will most likely be future voters for the Marxist party, which is spelled D-E-M-O-C-R-A-T-S.
Somebody stop this madman of a President we have. This country’s only remorse will be a revolution and thats why our POS of a president wants our arms. Someone take this POS out.
At least it’s Obama’s last year in office and we will be rid of him at least he won’t be running or ruining the nation here he might go and win president for Africa. He has left us in a hard to reverse position that will take years to clear up. And there is still no equality and the old retired people are even worse off than they were and the manufacturing jobs are all gone to other countries the food prices are priced 3 times more than they were and retired people can’t hardly live on S.S. and you’re to old to get a job. So what can you do? The government has been giving Social security to people whom don’t deserve it for many years. I had T.B. of the spine when I was 3 years old and I have worked at hard jobs and easy jobs from coal mines to timber yards to Machinist and worked to retirement age. I see people who can still run and work if they would but the have no ego to do anything so they complain their way to S.S. and SSI. and then complain it’s not enough. I worked from the age 14 to 63 when I was forced to retire. George W. Bush was right about one thing , Some people won’t work even at easy jobs that pay well. If you want the facts about what’s wrong here in this nation it’s the cost of every thing working people need, like Food, Housing Or Rent, Heat Electricity, the price of automobiles and on and on and all the money going to the owner’s of the businesses and very little to the worker and then the big money being paid to political people who run the country and are way over paid from the president all the way down to the bottom. The Rich have robbed the common worker to get extremely rich and the Government officials have taken the rest. To many chiefs and not enough Indians. In other words profits are to high and wages are to low. There has to be a balance. Now getting to religion let people warship God the way they want and leave the rest of us alone we should stay out of other countries pressing our religion For you can see they don’t want it, And people in other countries should stay out of America trying to press or Advertise their religion we don’t want it we warship Jesus Christ the son of God and those who don’t believe should be left alone and if Muslims or Islamic people don’t like it then leave our nation and leave us alone go to the nation where you are welcome and live there. I am sure we will all be Judged By God him self one day and he don’t need any help from people who disturb the spirit of his thrown. We should all live the best way we can helping those who appreciate it or want it and leave all others alone. And if you are atheist don’t bother us and we won’t bother you. Let us celebrate Our God the way we want to and if you don’t like it just turn a away and don’t look or listen and we will all be better off.
Gloria Whorley says
OBAMA is the nearest nothing that has ever been called a PRESIDENT ,He is stupid arrogant abusive runs that mouth and knows nothing about what he is saying he is greedy take vacations and spend millions of dollars ,while the people who pays for his family ‘s vacation doesen’t even have the money to pay the gas to a simple weekend getawayi know that the only thing that i’ve done is take a bus tour for about 5 days for less than a 1000.00and was glad to get that.if ever a person should go to hll for things he has done to people ., it’s OBAMA
Open the flood gates now cause in 12 months the party is over and out
Sal Belardo says
There is going to be trouble and Obama knows it. This is a deliberate ploy to enrage the American people to violence. He is a Muslim and is doing this so the Muslims can take over the US. I have a carry permit and I advise everyone to get one.
Lucy Denni says
Be prepared for more.Last election was rigged and will happen again. Not for Hillary but for Biden or gov Jerry Brown.
Please Please help us proud Americans to vote Trump.
Annick Stiefel says
ron howard says
we need to all rise up and demand Obama leave office now!
remember we the American people own our government and they have no choice but to obey our wants and wills
and we need to let them know if they don’t do what we demand then they can leave also!
todd alfonsi says
THIS IS THE FALSE FLAG, HE FLOODS THE WORLD WITH VIOLENT IMMIGRANTS, GET US ALL TO ATTACK EACH OTHER,AND THEN CALLS FOR A STATE OF EMERGENCY. MARTIAL LAW ,SO HE CAN ROUND UP ALL THE HUMANS , THEN THE ONES THAT HELP WILL BE ENSLAVED OR EXECUTED AS WELL.HE NEEDS TO FLOOD THE COUNTRY TO CREATE THE EXCUSE TO DO SO, LEGALLY, THAT IS WHY HE IS REWRITING THE CONSTITUTION, AS WELL AS MANY OTHER LAWS- ILLEGALLY! ITS ALL THE SAME, ONLY WORSE THAN WHAT HITLER DID! OUR CONGRESS MUST STAND UP TO THIS LITTLE PUNK OBAMA HE IS NOT FOOLING EVERY ONE, STRIP HIM OF HIS POWER NOW! BEFORE IT IS TO LATE FOR US. HE MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO LET THESE PEOPLE INTO AMERICA, THAT WILL SPOIL HIS ENTIRE PLAN!
todd alfonsi says
I WOULD LIKE TO ALSO POINT OUT THAT OBAMA HAS APPOINTED HIMSELF THE CHAIRMAN ON THE UNITED NATIONS, THIS ALLOWS HIM TO GLOBALLY SET THIS EVIL PLAN INTO MOTION. WHICH IS TOTALLY ILLEGAL FOR HIM TO DO, NO PRESIDENT HAS EVER TRY’ED THIS, BECAUSE IT IS ILLEGAL. HOW MANY ACTS OF TREASON WILL IT TAKE ,TO REMOVE THIS P.O.S.? I GUESS CONGRESS WILL WAIT UNTIL HE STARTS ROUNDING PEOPLE UP INCLUDING THEIR OWN RELATIVES, AND STARTS CHOPPING OFF HEADS, BECAUSE THAT IS THE MUSLIM WAY, CHOPPING OFF PEOPLES HEADS.
gordon miller says
What is the most effective way we can fight Obama’s plan to bring in more refugees? …….Anyone out there?
ron howard says
Just my opinion, we need to leave Gitmo open for Obama
isn’t that where we send radical Islamic terrorists?