Afraid of women, children and journalists.
That was the language the President mocked us with, was it not? What could possibly justify our objection to inviting a critical mass of people who do not share our language, culture, values, or love of country — fear of safety? Ridiculous!
Has it even been a month yet since he mocked us with those words? “It’s ok,” he said. “We’re safe,” he said. In mid-November, so terribly unconcerned with safety of this process was he, in fact, that he threatened to veto a House bill aimed at elevating the screening process for refugees, including FBI background checks, and individual sign-offs by federal officials.
Because the screening process we have already is “good enough”, right Mr. President? Let’s test that theory. Skip ahead to San Bernardino.
The dead woman in the bloodbath-that-we-must-not-identify-with-Islamic-terrorism came to America. How did she come here? You know already, don’t you? She came here after one of those famous “rigorous and effective” background checks. She came with a visa.
The female terrorist was given a K1 visa, contrary to the provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act. According to the regulations, people who look like they will overstay their temporary visa, and settle permanently shall not be issued one. But even if she hadn’t come with this one, she could just as easily gone the same route as the 9/11 hijackers, the “visa express program”.
And now Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions are calling for the release of the immigration records of these butchers of San Bernardino, because they could shed light on the debate over the rush to bring in Syrian refugees. Shedding light on questions like: are concerns justified or overstated? How effective is our vetting process … really? What else are we overlooking?
And what would justify Cruz’s call for such a release? A CBS report that the female jihadi successfully passed Homeland Security’s counterterrorism screening might have had something to do with it. But here’s Cruz in his own words:
“We are dealing with an enemy that has shown it is not only capable of bypassing US screening, but of recruiting and radicalizing Muslim migrants after their entry into the United States.”
He continues, “Congress is days away from consideration of an omnibus year-end funding bill that would set the US on an autopilot path to approve green cards, asylum, and refugee status to approximately 170,000 migrants from Muslim countries during the next year. The security task involved is immense, and Congress must have the requested information if lawmakers are to act as responsible stewards of American immigration policy.”
This is especially true since the jihadis themselves have bragged about exploiting the refugee movements for their own twisted purposes. But no, chide your citizens again, Mr. President. That’s what REAL leadership looks like.