Friday, November 20, 2015

WDT: House passes bill to tighten flow of Syrian refugees; Stefanik among supporters

      It may not make it past the Senate and a likely veto, but the House has voted to restrict the flow of Syrian refugees to America in light of recent events in Europe.

      Rep. Elise Stefanik voted for the legislation. 

Watertown Daily Times | House passes bill to tighten flow of Syrian refugees; Stefanik among supporters

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good for her.....

Anonymous said...

A Great word to use in that headline would have been "bipartisanship". The MSN is constantly crying about the lack of bipartisanship. Well now they got what they wanted.

NY21inMD said...

There is not much to this bill except an extra level of scrutiny on an already well-scrutinized refugee process and the existence of easier ways to enter the United States. President Obama will veto it. But, if it turns up in a spending bill, he will accept it, thus it making it seem like he and the lawmakers are defending the homeland.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Ma'm

ray lear said...

We held people from Cuba in make -shift camps for months till we were at least a bit sure they were okay. Still you all know criminals were let go anyway. Most of them just wanted a fresh start. I did notice not many have ever talked about going back. That's my problem. Sure they need to be safe, but do we just end out with them?

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

My advice: Read the damn bill - I did, it is short and simple... and here for the lazy - BTW: this is merely a GOP-run stunt in the House and Ms. Stefanik and the Yes crowd are PR hogs:

House passed H.R.4038: "American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act with 2809 Yes votes and 137 No votes.

It is Aimed at the flow of Syrian Refugees Planned to Enter the U.S. Here is what I see with that:

1. Apparently they have no confidence in our law enforcement branches and anti-terrorism agencies to screen and ID potential or suspected enemies of our homeland under current strict rules and procedues.

2. They failed to see that the Paris attackers included no Syrian refugees not one, nada, nil, none, zip, zilch, goose eggs.

So what does the GOP want from this bill? Two new elements:

1. The FBI director must certify the background investigation of each refugee.

2. The Secretary of Homeland Security, the FBI director, and the Director of National Intelligence must unanimously concur that each refugee is not a security threat to the United States and make a certification to Congress.

Okay, all well and good but compare that with what do we do now. Take a look at this on-going list:

1. Syrian screening is more rigorous than for any other set of travelers.

2. The checks are conducted today by multiple federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies and include an interview overseas, biometrics, fingerprinting and biographical investigations to determine if individuals meet the standards for refugee status or if they pose security risks. Syrians are subject to additional, classified controls.

3. The Homeland Security Department makes the final decision on whether a refugee is accepted.

4. The current acceptance rate for Syrians is around 50 percent. The other half includes denials and cases pending further investigation.

5. Of the roughly 2,500 Syrians the U.S. has taken in since the civil war erupted in that country in the spring of 2011, about half are children. Only about 2 percent are single men of combat age. The overall pool is almost evenly split between males and females.

Can you see the my point and the stunt they played? If not, take off your rabid partisan glasses and read carefully one more time ...

Hint: What our officials are doing now in screening refugees and esp those from Syria is tough, harsh, and sufficient ... this House vote is a PR stunt, pure and simple.

Ms. Stefanik is smack dab in the middle claiming to be the face of change - ha. I doubt she can even spell the word.

Anonymous said...

Great, we'll hire another group of govt workers to add on to the endless layer we already have.

Anonymous said...

Thank you to all the Dems. including Rep. Steve Isreal for all New Yorkers by passing this bill. NYS is a top target from these radical extremists and we back and support Rep. Stefanik.

Too bad our Homeboy Dannie didn't get the daily messaging instructions, must be since Obama is on his roadshow still bullying none the less showing the world what a coward and impotent individual he is. How un American that we have such a cowardly and weak individual posing as the leader of the Western free world.

rick aldrich said...

Dan; you left out one important fact and totally unbiased, Ms. Stefanik made it to , can you spell "Congress".

Anonymous said...

“…can you spell "Congress".

Um….. S-T-U-P-I-D

And so are you for not knowing how to spell it.

But I KEED...........

Anonymous said...

11:28 can you spell your an ass.

rick aldrich said...

11:28 ; you..... crack me up. LOL, just knowing that there are people , like you, in this world.

Anonymous said...

No matter how watered down responses to Dannie are, you are now refusing to print them. That's too bad. But I understand. Dan, you are now free to say whatever Obama tells you without any response. Maybe he cried to Levin. Best to you and your future, Jeff.

Anonymous said...

“11:28 can you spell your an ass.”

Sure I can, but apparently YOU can’t.

I think you mean “you’re” NOT “your.”

You also left out the question mark at the end of your convoluted comment.

But let me give it a whirl anyway…… Y-O-U’R-E A-N A-S-S…. who is unable to write a grammatically correct sentence.

Can you spell illiterate?


Anonymous said...

you must not have a life if all you do is go around looking for mistakes in what people write I feel sorry for you I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU GOT IT !!!!!!!!!!! GET A LIFE!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

CNN suspended their reporter for tweeting, "statue of liberty bows head". She should have known better...that the code of conduct at MSN is to hide that you are a bleeding heart brain dead libtard, or at least be more subtle.