Texas is talking tough to the Obama administration. While some hardliners in the Lone Star State would probably like to secede entirely from the United States, this latest move will have to suffice for now.
It’s bad enough that the White House has done little to staunch the flow of illegal aliens from Mexico over the southern border, but now the Democrats want to flood the state with unvetted refugees, too:
After taking in more refugees over the past 12 months than any other state in the U.S., Texas is threatening to exit the federal refugee program, effective 9/30/16, unless the Obama administration agrees to new security measures intended to protect Texas citizens. The demands by Texas Governor Greg Abbot come just days after the recent bombings in New York and New Jersey and in response to Obama’s recent announcement of plans to accept 110,000 refugees in 2017, up 57% since 2015
Abbott released the following comments on his website saying, among other things, that the “refugee settlement program is riddled with serious problems” and that the “federal government lacks the capability or the will to distinguish the dangerous from the harmless.” Abbott also took the opportunity to blast Obama for “ineptly proposing a dramatic increase in the number of refugees” in 2017 saying that the U.S. is incapable of fully screening immigrants from nations like Syria.
Texas is now taking steps to remove themselves from the federal refugee program.
The problem is: How do you “vet” these refugees? It’s fine to talk about doing so, but in practice, many refugees arrive without documentation, often intentionally to disguise their true origins.
When asked if they renounce or oppose Islamic jihad, what do authorities really expect would-be immigrants to the U.S. to say? It’s naive to think all of them are honest and law abiding, especially because ISIS itself has declared that it is sending terrorists into the West as “refugees.”
Wouldn’t an outright ban on immigration from these countries, as Donald Trump initially proposed, be the simpler solution?
Source: Right Wing News