U.S. Expects to Quadruple the Number of Syrian Refugees Brought Here

Susan Jones, CNS News, February 17, 2015

The United States has “a long tradition of welcoming refugees,” and it expects to welcome thousands more of them from Syria in 2015 and 2016, despite concerns about foreign fighters, the State Department said.

“The United States has admitted 524 Syrians since 2011. We’re likely to admit 1,000 to 2,000 Syrian refugees for permanent resettlement in Fiscal Year 2015 and a somewhat higher number, though still in the low thousands, in Fiscal Year 2016,” spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday.

But at a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee last week, Chairman Mike McCaul (R-Texas) said it would be a “huge mistake” to bring refugees from Syria and Turkey into the United States where they “could potentially be radicalized.”

Psaki told reporters on Friday that national security “is absolutely a priority” in the decision to admit refugees–a total of 70,000 this year (see below).

“That’s why the process can take months, if not longer. And we have a lot of experience with this with Afghanistan, with Iraq, with Somalia, and other places where the United States has taken refugees in from.

“Refugees are the most carefully vetted of all travelers to the United States,” Psaki continued.

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In response to a question, Psaki said she’s aware of only “two incidents” involving “two Iraqis” who were admitted to Kentucky and were later accused of trying to send weapons and money to al Qaida in Iraq.

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At the Feb. 11 hearing, McCaul said he’s written a letter to National Security Adviser Susan Rice expressing his concern about refugees from Syria and Turkey:

“I’ve been over there and I’ve seen them. Yeah, most of them are women and children, but there are male actors that concern me. I think this would be a huge mistake if we bring in these (refugees) into the United States that could potentially be radicalized . . . We’re not only trying to keep these guys, the foreign fighters, out, but under this would be a–a federally sanctioned welcome party, if you will, to potential terrorists in the United States.”

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  • The big worry is that some ISIS types will be part of this deluge.

    Even if there were none, there’s still the matter of: What do we really need with 2,000 Syrians? Are there not enough Indian/Pakistani owned ghetto quickie marts?

    • dukem1

      I should hope some enterprising reporter will enlighten us as to the value of these immigrants…perhaps the accomplishment of Sirhan Sirhan will show the way.

    • Anna Tree

      ISIS doesn’t have to threaten to send thousands of Muslim invaders, our traitor governments invite them!

  • Charles Martel

    Since Christians are the only persecuted minority there why let in any moslems?

    • I’m against immigration, but if we have to have some, I’m with you.

      • John Smith

        I’m against non-white immigration.

  • MekongDelta69

    What the State Department said:
    The United States has “a long tradition of welcoming refugees…”

    What the State Department really meant:
    The United States has “a long tradition of welcoming [non-White] refugees…”

  • WR_the_realist

    Thank the neocons. ISIS would not be in Syria if we had just left Assad alone.

    • dukem1

      ISIS…or, ISIL (always nice to connect the Levant)…I’ll admit my mental picture of geography ain’t the best, but do they have Europe surrounded yet?

      With a few million insurgents already in place…
      Nice to know there’s someone with a geopolitical plan…somewhere.

  • Dave4088

    Don’t worry everyone. In a few years will have 100K Syrian Muslim refugees arriving on an annual basis. By then they’ll be assimilating by forming organized crime gangs and prostituting white women much like the Rotherham scandal in the UK.

  • Banslea

    So what? A lot of those Syrians are whiter than these so-called “white” Americans with their 10% Cherokee and indian admixture.

    • Reynardine

      Them fightin’ words, paleface.

      By White we obviously mean predominantly European-Caucausian who identify as such. East Asians, Brahmins, Latinos some Semites have very light skin, but are obviously not White, or de-emphasize that if they are.

      • Svettdemokraterna2018

        The majority of the world’s caucasians are not white. Using caucasian to self identify when you are a white european is just…. daft.

    • IstvanIN

      The difference is American Indians are here because they belong here. Europeans are here because they settled and founded America. The Syrians, regardless of how “white” they may be, should not be here.

  • ejXinMI

    Our government’s talking magpies are not smart enough to separate the good guys from the bad guys (that includes women and children). So, 1) No more Muslims admitted to the United States for any reason; 2) Current Muslims are to be expelled– most recent arrivals first; 3) Mosques are to be destroyed.
    There. 75% of America’s foreign policy problems solved.

  • Larry Klein

    This is the price to pay for Invite The World, Invade The World. We know what Obama is, but the neocons deserve PLENTY of blame for our current immigration mess. War = refugees. Moreover, the Bush-lead, disastrous wars were the main reason Obamanation and the Democrats got into office in the first place. And of course they are generally squishy opportunists on the immigration question, at best. As they say, “who needs enemies”

    • WR_the_realist

      And don’t forget that we have some Democrat neocons, like Hillary Clinton. She’s as eager to jump into Middle Eastern wars or that war in Ukraine as Jeb Bush.

      I can’t see any difference between Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton.

  • Chip Carver

    There’s no conspiracy here folks. Nobody’s working hard in Europe, the US, throughout the West to flood White countries with non-whites. Move along. It’s all Obama’s idea. No one else’s.

  • Bossman

    Racially speaking Syrians are not all that bad. If they would only give up the slavish religion of Islam, they would be okay.

  • Race Heretic

    I have strong sympathy towards helping deserving people escape awful situations like civil wars, but I feel like if we give people that escape route, it makes them less likely to dig in their heels and try to fight back and make their own countries livable again.

  • John Barleycorn

    For me that means to acquire another thousand
    units of nitrocellulose propelled projectiles ..

  • dd121

    Obama says he’s not at war with Islam but I’ve got news, they’re at war with him.

  • DelmarJackson

    Syrian immigrant terrorists are not the problem, the problem is our fellow citizens who work like demons to import them here. immigration is about three things, profit, power and punishment. The people who want to punish their fellow citizens, whether it is over what they perceive as white privilege, social justice or historical debts or American imperialism,, they are our worst enemies.

  • LHathaway

    Let’s hope they are not Christians, because then we won’t have to take them as White when those in the USA vote for racial separation.

    • Robert Smith

      We all know the “vote” would be ruled unconstitutional. We are not going to get permission to be disobedient.

      • LHathaway

        I donno. Once they are finished with their nefarious plans, there will be no pressing reason to keep us here. We will be free to form our own white country or reservation. As men, or the state, gain right to abortion in nation after nation proceeding us, it will be ‘obvious’ why we were thrown together in the first place.

        Interesting the ways of the human mind. We will need an excuse or rationalization to do what is obviously best for us. The burden, the paralysation, that comes with being a loser is too much to overcome. At least in the society we’ve created.

  • Paleoconn

    Invade the world, invite the world. The self perpetuating government scam at the expense of its own people.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    Obama bringing in his muslim brothers.

  • LexiconD1

    As long as the numbers total zero, I’m okay with that.

  • John Smith

    Let’s bring in more potential terrorists that we have no way to vet.

  • 4321realist

    This entire attempt to marginalize white Americans by Obama could very well create a backlash that will turn out to be a nightmare for him and the black talking heads on T.V.

    Many Syrians still have a pretty large amount of DNA from the time when Mediterranean and Indo-Europeans Caucasians were dominant in that area. That’s true of Lebanese and other people as well. They’ll eventually be set upon by blacks who despise white immigrants just as the Bosnians are right now, creating anti-black hostility.

    And another aspect to consider is that this inundation of Latins will more likely than not explode into black/Hispanic fighting just like what has been occurring sporadically throughout the country and more specifically in California.

    Thankfully this community organizer and his minions are locked into a nonsensical leftist mindset in that most of what they do is absurd. When Marie Hart indicated the jihadists are as they are, because of poverty and a lack of jobs it was apparent she was using the same mantra she and other out-of-touch leftists use to excuse black behavior and incompetence and projecting it to excuse the terrorist atrocities also, which involves blaming racism poverty and oppression for their inclinations for crime and violence and their lack of intellect. It is popular thought among the radical kooks in academia.

    Blacks fail because of who they are. And jihadists would tell her to shove it if she offered them jobs in place of a rabid pursuit of death and destruction over a kooky ideology.

    Wouldn’t it be a blow to the weenies on the left and the black leadership if the situation turned out to be one of blacks versus everybody else in sporadic brawling from sea to shining sea?

  • Hammerheart

    I bet the military industrial complex is salivating at the thought of one of these giblet heads finally conducting a successful strike on US soil.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    Obumba just wants his fellow muslims to come live with him in his new islamic ghetto he is creating now called United States of America, but in a few years will be called United Kingdoms of Islam.

  • Svettdemokraterna2018

    The funny thing is that the census would count these as “white/caucasian” and white americans would think their numbers have increased. Yay! The sorry fact is that white americans are already at 50% or less of America’s population, but since the census does not count whites separately but lumps them together with brown caucasians noone can really tell. Since the vast majority of white americans are semantically handicapped and thus does not understand the difference between white european and caucasian this dysfunction has led people to believe that the time for 50% whitey will be somewhere in the 2040-50s. Wrong. Its happening right now. The 40-50s will be the time of 25-30% whitey.

    If you look at the long term census projections and compare them with the white birthrate, you will notice that the census expects a large caucasian immigration wave in the future. And when I say caucasian I do not mean white european. The only source for more caucasians are the nations in the darkie belt ranging from Morocco to Afghanistan. Coincidentally these are also enjoying a bumper crop of new caucasians.