|Please welcome our newest guest-blogger, Mr. Walter Lewis,|
“Walter Lewis, a retired lawyer and former columnist
who resides in Lihu'e Hawai'i”
The exodus of Syrians from their country in response to the dual threats of brutality of the Assad regime and the depravity of the ISIS caliphate has been huge. Over ten percent of the population has now fled the country. The humanitarian appeal for the plight of thee refugees is strong. Quite a number of articles and letters have appeared in our local paper soliciting approval of President Obama's call for allowing up to 250,000 people to immigrate to America.
The compassionate appeal is consistent with America's history. But today there are other factors that need to be considered.. In the past America has taken refugees from lands with depressed conditions. But never from a terrorist controlled land at war with us and threatening to bring death and destruction to our people. Because of the chaotic conditions in Syria, as American officials have confirmed, it is next to impossible to perform accurate vetting of the refugees to try to assure that they are not being infiltrated by terrorist sympathizers who would be dangerous to our security.
Consistent with a poll of American voters which showed that a clear majority of Americans do not want to accept the Syrian refugees without assurance of their non-terrorist status the House adopted a Bill, with more than a quarter of Democrats in support calling for a deferral to the immigration sought by the President.
Bloomberg Politics Poll: Most Americans Oppose Syrian Refugee Resettlement
As usual it is better to take a second look at a cause that has inherent emotional appeal and evaluate objectively the risks which are involved.
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