From the answers many Democratic voters give to roving reporters these days, it is not surprising that no protest marches have filled our streets this evening against Jeh Johnson’s temporary amnesty to 8,000 Syrian refuges. The declaration gives “permanent resident status, work permits, and other documents that would allow these migrants to remain without fear of deportation.”1 It also covers some who are here illegally, a staple of recruiting for Democrats.
It means that “almost anyone from Syria who is in the United States on an expired visa can stay here for at least another 18 months” as Syria has been given “temporary protected status” [TPS] because of its war-torn situation. 2
To make matters worse:
“The background checks run on TPS participants are less stringent even than the screening of foreigners entering on some types of visas, let alone the multilayered vetting that refugees receive — procedures that FBI Director James Comey and other top government officials have said are insufficient to guarantee that terrorists cannot slip through.”3
Today, Trish Regan of Fox Business asked why does Hillary Clinton want to increase the immigration of those who “promised to seed with Islamic jihadists”? Ms. Regan reminded us of the 1200 women who were sexually assaulted, mostly in Cologne and Hamburg, on New Years by migrants of Islamic nations. This and the news of numerous attacks in Europe point to a reason why the UK left the organization which requires open borders in this time of war against radical Islamic jihadists.
Is this a case of taking political correctness to an extreme as Trish Regan offered?
It could be that reason or simply to create more chaos, thus “justifying” more big government control. Any way we look at it, Obama and Hillary are welcoming the Trojan horse in to the cheers of the Left. Because of their generosity (at our risk) these refuges can even apply for drivers licenses, too.4
Those of us who object will be reminded that we are not living up to the Christian directive to welcome the stranger. The President and Ms. Clinton are thus following Hillary’s hero, Saul Alinsky and his 4th rule for radicals: “Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules [emphasis retained].”5
To them, it is irrelevant that Christian charity does not require that we lead with our chin either. Or as Pope Francis said recently regarding the question of how Europe can handle its wave of immigrants: “[it is] a fair and responsible question, because one cannot open the gates wide unreasonably.”6
Assuming Obama and Clinton continue to follow Alinsky, the only question left is where and when will one of these guests, or future guests if Hillary wins, strike us next?
1 – “DHS Gives 8,000 Syrian Refugees Temporary Amnesty,” by Matt Vespa, http://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2016/08/01/dhs-gives-8000-syrian-refugees-temporary-amnesty-n2200850, 8/1/2016.
2 – “Obama Grants Protected Status To Syrians In U.S. Illegally,” by Leo Hohmann, http://www.wnd.com/2016/08/obama-grants-protected-status-to-syrians-in-u-s-illegally/, 8/1/2016.
3 – “Thousands of Syrians Get Back-Door Amnesty,” by Brendan Kirby, http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/thousands-syrians-get-back-door-amnesty/, updated 8/2/2016.
4 – “Called Temporary Protected Status, it is anything but temporary. The program basically works like this: big event, like a natural disaster or war, happens in a country, US then says anyone already in the US from that country doesn’t have to go home. They can be here on a Visa or for some other reason (illegally?) and they then can apply for TPS and virtually never go home!”
“They can work, get drivers licenses, do anything a legal citizen can do except vote (and they are probably doing that too!).” https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/tag/temporary-protected-status/
5– From “Rules for Radicals,” by Saul Alinsky, Vintage Books, New York, 1971.
6 – From “Pope: Conscientious Objection Is a Human Right,” by CAN/ EWTN News, National Catholic Register, May 29-June 11, 2016 issue.