There’s now way around it…the strife and the warfare in the Middle East is absolutely abhorrent.
All the reports we hear out of the Middle East, and especially Syria, make you realize that indeed hell can be found on Earth.
However, just because things are bad over there doesn’t mean it’s our job to fix everything.
After all, what we’re witnessing over there is a struggle that’s existed in some shape or form for thousands and thousands of years.
While it remains to be seen what exactly the best thing to do is in regards to the conflict on that side of the world, we can all agree one of the best things to do for Americans is to try and protect ourselves from a culture who despises us.
And that’s where Obama doesn’t seem to get it.
In fact, he doesn’t get it so much he actually just gave 8,000 of them amnesty to stay here.
The Hill writes:
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is granting new, temporary amnesty to more than 8,000 Syrians currently residing in the U.S., according to reports.
DHS’s decision lets affected Syrians remain on American soil for up to 18 months longer regardless of their legal status, The Washington Times said Monday.
“Syria’s lengthy civil conflict has resulted in high levels of food insecurity, limited access to water and medical care, and massive destruction of Syria’s infrastructure,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement announcing the new program.
“Attacks against civilians, the use of chemical weapons and irregular warfare tactics, as well as forced conscription and use of child soldiers have intensified the humanitarian crisis.”
The Washington Times said the “temporary protected status” impacts Syrians who are in the U.S. as of Monday and may continue living here permanently.
The status lets such Syrians apply for work permits and other documents to live and work in America without fear of deportation.
Johnson’s order reportedly applies to 5,800 Syrians who were granted similar status under a 2012 program and 2,500 new arrivals lacking a more permanent status here.
The Washington Times added those eligible for temporary protected status could include any illegal immigrants from Syria who snuck into the U.S. or overstayed their visa expirations over the last four years.
This move on Obama’s part wasn’t necessarily unexpected, but it does show just how divided our country is on this issue.
Millions of Americans presently support Donald Trump because they know he’s going to keep our borders secure. Rather than allow us to be invaded Trump will most assuredly block immigration to our country via various channels.
The border will be secured and those wishing to come here from overseas will either be blocked entirely (depending on what region they’re from, or have to verify they can be trusted.
The fact Obama did this is rather maddening though, don’t you think?
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