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Kansas Stops Accepting Syrian Refugees

I seem to remember our president assuring us that all of these refugees would be thoroughly vetted to make sure we aren’t letting terrorists infiltrate our nation by taking advantage of our generosity as a nation. Not so much

(Reuters) – Kansas is withdrawing from plans to resettle Syrian refugees in the state after the federal government failed to provide security information on them, Republican Governor Sam Brownback said on Tuesday.

Brownback said in a statement that he repeatedly asked the administration of President Barack Obama for documentation on the screening of refugees who would be relocated from Syria to Kansas.

“Because the federal government has failed to provide adequate assurances regarding refugees it is settling in Kansas, we have no option but to end our cooperation with and participation in the federal refugee resettlement program,” Brownback said.

But, of course, our imperial federal government doesn’t care about what states think.

Kevin Griffis, a spokesman for the federal Health and Human Services Department, said that “refugee resettlement will continue in Kansas, coordinated by non-profit organizations.”

More than 30 governors attempted to block refugees from their states, but courts and attorneys general have said that it is up to the federal government to screen refugees and settle them.

States Refuse to Accept Syrian Refugees

Including Wisconsin.

MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker on Monday called on the federal government to not place Syrian refugees in Wisconsin, three days after Islamic State attacks in Paris left more than 130 dead,

“In light of these horrific and tragic attacks, our first priority must be to protect our citizens,” Walker said in a statement released Monday. “It is clear that the influx of Syrian refugees poses a threat.

“The State of Wisconsin will not accept new Syrian refugees. There may be those who will try to take advantage of the generosity of our country and the ability to move freely within our borders through this federal resettlement program, and we must ensure we are doing all we can to safeguard the security of Americans.”

Good. While Americans are, by nature, a generous people, there is no effective way to screen these refugees to prevent terrorists from hiding among them to infiltrate our country. Our generosity should not be allowed to be used to kill us.

“Refugee” Among the Attackers

This potential was pointed out when the outflow from Syria began. Remember that America is welcoming thousands of these refugees too with little will or means to properly screen out those who would do us harm.

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The focus on a Syrian passport found near the body of a suicide bomber in the Paris attacks highlights an uncomfortable reality: European authorities are completing few checks on the hundreds of thousands of people moving across their territory fleeing war and poverty.

Paris prosecutor’s office said on Monday that the man who blew himself up outside the national soccer stadium was found with a Syrian passport with the name Ahmad Al Mohammad, a 25-year-old born in Idlib. It said fingerprints from the attacker match those of someone who passed through Greece in October.



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