If you are a regular reader, you know about this already. The Pope arrives in America on September 22nd and there is already a growing, massive public relations campaign to use his visit to guilt-trip America into taking tens of thousands (100,000!) of Syrian, mostly Muslim, refugees into America for permanent resettlement.
This article at US News and World Report, without saying it, implies that they all know these will be mostly Muslims and not the persecuted Christians (or other non-Muslim minorities).
There really should be protests at the time of the Pope’s visit—in New York and in Washington—calling out the Pope and the US Bishops for making no distinction between the Muslims who could be resettled in the wealthy Gulf Arab states and the persecuted Christians who really have no place to go.
Catholic Democrats are invoking the pope’s moral authority as they make the case for the United States to resettle more refugees from Syria and elsewhere.
The lawmakers are leveraging the pontiff’s upcoming visit to call for the United States to do more amid a growing migration crisis that has overwhelmed the Middle East and Europe. The White House said Sept. 10 it would seek to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees next fiscal year, up from 1,293 this year, while increasing the total number of refugees beyond the current 70,000 per year.
“Many in Washington are looking forward to a visit later this month by Pope Francis, who just this week asked the faithful throughout Europe to shelter refugees fleeing ‘death from war and hunger,'” Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said in a statement on Sept. 9 following congressional briefings by Secretary of State John Kerry as part of his department’s annual review of resettlement needs. “In the United States, we can do the same thing. We can respond, as we have before, with meaningful action that is worthy of a nation of immigrants with by far the largest capacity to act, as the world expects us to. I urge both the administration and leaders in Congress to do just that.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who is also Catholic, made a similar appeal on Sept. 10.
Fearing another Boston Bombing, Rep. Peter King says no to 10,000!
Today’s announcement by the White House that the US will admit at least 10,000 Syrian refugees next year will put American lives at risk,” said Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., the chairman of the Counterterrorism and Intelligence panel. “I oppose this decision. We do not want another Boston Marathon bombing.”
Others made no secret of their animus toward Muslims. [You see, this reporter knows that most of the Syrian refugees will be Muslims or this line would not be in the story.—ed]
“If they’re Muslims, why don’t we resettle [them] in the Muslim states?” asked Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, a member of the Judiciary Committee’s immigration and border security panel. “Wouldn’t they be happier? They wouldn’t have to transform a society. They would just fit in like a hand in a glove.”
By the way, get ready for the Leftists and No borders agitators to say that Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan (all Muslim countries) are carrying an unfair burden and taking in the most ‘refugees’ so far. Remember this! They are not taking the Syrians in PERMANENTLY. Most live in camps in those countries and are expected to leave at some point, presumably to go home (or sent to the US!). They will not become citizens of those countries.
The US and Europe are being hounded to take in the refugees permanently, so even if the civil war ended tomorrow those in a pipeline to America would still be permitted to come and to ultimately become US citizens.
Resettlement to the US is NOT temporary and 30 years after bringing the first Somali refugees to America they are still coming—it will never end!
Endnote: Moveon.org is on the bandwagon too, confirming that this is a Far Left Democrat campaign to build their Leftwing base (security concerns be damned!). More on that shortly.