That didn’t stop the Nazis from saying they were. There are too many instances of Jews being ‘made examples’ for their “crimes against the Reich.”
But those crimes were made up.
And among those 4 million Syrians (be they Muslim, Christian, whatever) who are fleeing the violence… what are we to do with them? With the 1.3 million Christians who have fled Iraq? Send them back to the rubble and “their” war? Many Muslims sought Christian baptism before, during or after their journey. If sent “home,” their conversion would be punishable by death. Are you saying that you would rather make martyrs than give these people a home because one might be a closet Muslim who might be a radical who might be militant about his radicalism who might have gotten past both ours and Europe’s screenings as they’ve waited in a camp these past three years and might have gotten in touch with someone who might have the means to do us harm. You’ll have to excuse me if I might be reluctant to sacrifice millions to save us from one.
I am tried of this nonsense. I am tired of terrorist apologists.
America has the right and responsibility to protect it’s citizens. No one is sacrificing MILLIONS. But someone sacrificed 130 Parisians, and someone sacrificed 3000 Americans on 9/11. That must stop!
We are not violating anybody’s freedom, rights, or otherwise by acting in a way as to defend and protect the people of this country and the Constitution. The fact that someone might come from a country or territory ravaged by war does not by itself qualify one as an asylum candidate.
To qualify for asylum in the United States, the applicant must be a ‘refugee’ as defined by federal law. That definition (set forth in Section 1101(a)(42)(A) of Title , US Code) also requires the executive branch to take account of the alien’s religion: The term ‘refugee’ means (A) any person who is outside any country of such person’s nationality … and who is unable or unwilling to return to that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of … religion (among other things).
Our country has a record of looking out for itself. America has statute after statute, historical event after historical event, precedent after precedent. We have never, ever just opened the doors to anyone on the basis of “humanity” or “compassion” and said, “Come on in!”
Our president and the other “terrorist apologists” want to do just that.
Asylum is a discretionary national act of compassion directed by law, not a whim to address persecution.
Nowhere does the law say we must put ourselves at risk in order to exercise this compassion. Nowhere does it say anywhere in American statutory law or in American precedent that we must throw our values overboard in order to be compassionate.
There is no right to emigrate to the United States of America. Therefore, us – we – by maintaining our standards as established by law, protecting our national security and sovereignty are not violating anybody’s rights by standing up for our own.