Barack Obama doesn’t think refugees pose anymore of a threat than tourists.
“The idea that somehow they pose a more significant threat than all the tourists who pour into the United States every single day just doesn’t jive with reality.”
Exactly! We need to do something about the tourist program.
Rand Paul said this week, “The biggest entry for those who attack us is coming to visit and coming as a refugee or visitor or student. we have nearly a million students and 150,000 of them come from the Middle East. We have to be concerned about French citizens coming here. And most of the people involved in the attack will turn out to be French citizens. And what we have in place is a visa waiver.
If you want to come from France you don’t need a visa. I would stop that unless there is a global entry background check until we get a better handle on it, we need to stop the process and slow down and figure out who is in our country and figure out if anyone here is inclined to attack us.”
Rand Paul is also trying to pass an amendment to block new refugees from receiving taxpayer benefits. He wants to send a message to the president that we will use the power of the purse to stop him.
DNC Vice Chair and Democrat Rep. from Hawaii Tulsi Gabbard said much the same thing.
Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who is also an Iraq war veteran, sat down this past week for an interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN who began by asking if ISIS’ latest threat to attack DC was “credible” or are “they just boasting” to which she said that after Paris we have to be “very proactive”.
She told Blitzer that her biggest concern right now is a very large loophole that allows a terrorist to travel to the US within hours without any screening.
There are no visas required to travel from France or Belgian or anywhere in Europe and all they have to do is hop on a flight.
We are not only susceptible to homegrown terrorists in our own country but we are susceptible to those of any country where we do not require a visa.