Home » Obama Ending Restrictions On Islamic Asylum Seekers With “Loose” Terrorist Ties
Obama’s open invitation to terrorists is official. The Obama Administration is “quietly” ending restrictions on asylum seekers with incidental terrorist ties from Islamic countries. This means it will be much easier for those with outright Islamic terrorist connections to seek “asylum” in the United States. How is Obama doing this? Unilaterally, of course. He is the imperial President with a pen and his phone. What the King wants he will get, even at the expense of the nation’s security. Not only is this opening up the possibility of a massive influx of Syrian asylum seekers, it is also making it possible for other Islamists from other countries to infiltrate the United States. This is more than dangerous, it’s deadly. Obama, the American Nero, is doing his best to see that the US burns.
Leftist progressives at Politico and Thinkprogress are cheering the lawless unilateral action of President Obama. One would expect blind, raging progressives to be pleased about the influx of Islamic terrorists into the United States. This is a move toward a more “inclusive” America. Their praise of the Muslim Brotherhood Barack Obama is enough to make anyone with half a brain realize that such action is catastrophic.
Politico writes, “The Obama administration is quietly making it easier for people with tangential connections to terror groups to receive refugee status or asylum in the United States.
Two new exemptions to the Immigration and Nationality Act published in the Federal Register Wednesday by the Departments of Homeland Security and State mean that who provided “insignificant” or “limited” material support for terror groups will no longer be automatically denied eligibility from asylum or refugee status.
The rules will affect about 3,000 people who have pending asylum cases, one refugee advocate said, and an unknown additional number of people currently in the process of being deported. It will likely help Syrian refugees who would otherwise be blocked from receiving U.S. aid by existing rules.
How does one downplay an asylum seeker with ties to terrorism as “insignificant?” Maybe the “terrorist” in question is a relative, but the actual asylum seeker hasn’t blown up anything yet. In Obama’s American hell hole, this would make a person eligible for seeking asylum in the U.S. Never mind that the rules and restrictions were put into place to protect Americans. Does anyone remember 9/11, or for those who can’t remember that far back, how about the Boston bombing last year? As a reminder, boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, “the surviving suspect in the deadly bombing of the Boston marathon, was born in Kyrgyzstan but left the country in 2001.” Loosening the restriction on Islamic asylum seekers is akin to inviting thousands of potential Tsarnaevs into this United States, or much worse.
What is even more terrifying is that this piece IS not trending on Politico, which would leave one to believe that no one cares about this. However, Thinkprogress is positively giddy about this development.
Under the new rule, listed in the Federal Register on Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson determine that certain portions of the Immigration and Nationality Act “bar certain aliens who do not pose a national security or public safety risk from admission to the United States and from obtaining immigration benefits or other status.” Now, with the publication of this rule, those standards “shall not apply with respect to an alien who provided insignificant material support” to armed groups — in particular, the rebel forces the United States is supporting in Syria.
The change relates to what are known as “Terrorism-related Inadmissibility Grounds” (TRIG), which act as a dragnet to prevent not just members of terrorist groups but those who provide them with material support from entry into the United States. Under the system, the bar is set high for proof from those applying for entry to gain a TRIG exemption. Now, a DHS spokeswoman told Politico, “material support that was insignificant in amount or provided incidentally in the course of everyday social, commercial, family or humanitarian interactions, or under significant pressure” will not be enough to deny an applicant a TRIG exemption.
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security Mollie Groom said at last month’s hearing to explain the delays. “And now our own process takes a little while. It’s very deliberate and careful, it’s designed to be that way to make sure that we only take bona fide refugees. So we are working very quickly now to respond to referrals from UNHCR and to start that process of bringing in refugees.”
While advocates have pressed for this sort of rule change for some time, not all of them are completely satisfied. In issuing their statement praising the shift, advocacy group Human Rights First said that the TRIG rules themselves need to be rewritten. “At the same time, several of the scenarios covered by these exemptions should not have been treated as ‘terrorist activity’ in the first place,” their statement reads. “We welcome these announcements for the practical relief they will provide to many refugees, but regret that the administration has not taken this opportunity to adopt a more sensible interpretation of the underlying statute, which is being applied to bar thousands of refugees from protection in the United States.”
While the focus is on Syrian asylum seekers at the moment, this is not the end of it. Obama is easing restrictions on all potential Islamic asylum seekers. With Syria in complete chaos, largely due to Al-Qaeda rebels, this is just the beginning. The entire Middle East region is a powder keg. Will Iranian asylum seekers be next when Israel is forced to strike the country’s nuclear facilities? Naturally, since Obama has opened the floodgates to refashion the United States into the United States of Islam.
Supporters of the change, including Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., argued that the current ban on anyone who has ever aided terrorists has unfairly blocked thousands of refugees.
“The existing interpretation was so broad as to be unworkable,” Leahy said in a statement. “It resulted in deserving refugees and asylees being barred from the United States for actions so tangential and minimal that no rational person would consider them supporters of terrorist activities.”
In light of these and other facts, it is thus deeply alarming that the Obama administration would move unilaterally to relax admissions standards for asylum seekers and potentially numerous other applicants for admission who have possible connections to insurgent or terrorist groups,” Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said in a statement on Thursday. “We need to tighten security standards for asylum, not relax them even further.”
Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, claimed the change was another effort to maximize the number of people being allowed into the country.
“This administration no longer deserves the benefit of the doubt in making these kinds of rule changes,” he said. “The consequences are potentially dire for … public safety.”
The consequences of loosening restrictions for Islamic asylum seekers is catastrophic. But with an unhinged Obama acting unilaterally, he will surely bring this nation to its knees. This is surely death to America.
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