Over the past 3 years, nearly 70,000 refugees have been allowed into the US, each year. Why are Syrian refugees so important? That sounds like a nasty question, but there is a very good reason I am asking it. Anyone familiar with me and my writing knows that I am not exactly into pop culture, the madding crowd, and ‘events’. When dealing with a situation being manipulated and milked for all it is worth, by both liberals and conservatives, I want to know why. I especially want to know why when there is such duplicity on one side, and outrageous over-reaction on another. The left is being terribly duplicitous on the subject. As usual, the right is over-reacting, and being abjectly stupid with their over-reacting.
The past few years I have tried to ‘play nice’ with both political sides. I’m disgusted with the right for being hijacked by the tea parties, libertarians, and idiots. I don’t like libertarian principles of what would Ayn Rand do. I have written quite a bit about trying to live like the Sermon on on the Mount, and applying Christian principles to the treatment of others. In a country as wealthy as ours, it is rankly immoral not to help those in need. I like liberal ideas of helping others, via Federal programs. Having lived on the other side, where I needed help, nothing is worse than the ideals promoted by Randians. It is our responsibility to help others and treat them decently, not like something sub-human.
Libertarians caused the GOP to lose all principles and basic human decency. I started working with liberals and Democrats because they were doing what the GOP once did. Something changed about a year ago. The left has become cruel, manipulative, vindictive, and hate anything remotely related to Christ. They have begun lying about so many things, especially propping up Obama and his disastrous approach to ISIS. I’ve been writing about the situation and the way the Obama Administration has been treating the plight of Christians in Syria.
Those on the right who are being just plain nasty about the influx of additional refugees are playing into the hands of the Left. And yes, there are major security concerns. Evidently neither the right nor the left have any idea what goes on with the immigration process. Allegedly every refugee who comes into the country is ‘tracked’. Legal immigrants are required to do certain things like their green cards, residency paperwork, etc. So, contrary to the left, INS does track their location. Contrary to the ignorance of the right, yes, every single one of these people are being tracked.
The Obama Administration’s treatment of illegal detainees is worse that the Bush Administration. The Obama Administration is deporting people, splitting families, and treating undocumented children from Mexico, Central, and South America in a most inhumane manner.
“…The Obama administration’s tough treatment — including deportation and removal — of Central Americans has been criticized. David Rogers in Politico reports that newly released government records show the heavy cost imposed on the very youngest of the child migrants from Central America after President Barack Obama chose to accelerate their deportation hearings in the summer of 2014.In the first 13 months, nearly 2,800 removal orders were issued by immigration judges for children who were afforded no defense lawyer and only a single hearing. In at least 40 percent of these cases, the defendant was 16 or younger. …”
What I find disgusting about those on the left, who are embracing the cause of Syrian refugees is their apparent ignorance of what is going on in this country, and their abject self-righteous approach to a small group of individuals, ignoring the very real problems in this country when it comes to immigration. The Obama Administration treats undocumented children like dirt.
Immigration quotas have been established for refugees coming into the country. The Obama Administration wants to allow approximately 10,000 Syrian refugees into the country over the next four years. Currently something like 70,000 refugees are allowed into the country each year.
“…Nationals of Burma (also known as Myanmar), Iraq, and Somalia were the top three countries of origin for refugees in 2015, representing 57 percent (39,920 individuals) of resettlements (see Table 1). Rounding out the top ten countries were: the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Bhutan, Iran, Syria, Eritrea, Sudan, and Cuba.
There has been a significant decline in the number of refugees from Iraq, Bhutan, and Cuba in recent years. Iraq was the top refugee origin country in 2013 and 2014, accounting for 28 percent of refugees resettled; the share of Iraqis dropped to 18 percent in 2015. Bhutanese are down to 8 percent of refugee arrivals in 2015, compared to 13 percent in 2013 and 12 percent in 2014. From 2014 to 2015, the number of Cuban refugees decreased from 6 percent to 2 percent (see Table 1).
Meanwhile, refugees from Burma, DRC, and Iran witnessed moderate increases. Burma, the top origin country in 2015, was the second-largest refugee origin country in 2013 and 2014. The number of refugees from DRC increased from 4 percent in 2013 to 11 percent in 2015….”
Immigration laws are forever changing. I do find it disgusting that those who are harping on Syrian refugees and their status apparently don’t pay attention to what is going on in this world. The plight of these undocumented children, primarily from Central America, is heart-breaking. Apparently they aren’t worthy as much as those from Syria.
Funny how people are. As long as they have hype, they’re find. Just don’t bog them down with annoying things like facts, and explain what is really going on in this country. It might burst their little bubbles, both on the right and the left. Christ said we were to treat the least of them as we would him. People from Syria need help, but they aren’t the least of them. Helping them looks good on one’s Facebook page. Advocating for those in detention centers does not.