Remember when Donald Trump was campaigning for the White House and he said that refugees and immigrants from the Middle East posed a dangerous threat to America? Democrats were outraged. How dare Trump say such a thing about a group of people. After all, according to the Democrats, there had never been any documented terrorist attack in the US involving a refugee or Middle Eastern immigrant.
Conveniently, they failed to recall the December 2, 2015 terrorist shooting in San Bernardino. One of the terrorists, Tashfeen Malik, had recently immigrated to the US to join her US born Muslim terrorist husband, Syed Rizwan Farook. The couple carried out a terrorist-related mass shooting that killed 14 and injured 22 others.
Earlier this year, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to place a temporary ban on refugees and immigrants from seven nations, identified by the Obama administration as being the hot-beds for terrorists. Again, Democrats were outraged. How dare Trump think about the national security of America more than he cared about foreigners. After all, once again Democrats claimed that there had never been any terrorist attacks in the US involving any of the refugees or immigrants who came to the US. Democrats used their argument to persuade several liberal judges to issues blockages to Trump’s attempt to protect the US from further terrorist attacks.
Democrats and their liberal judges may be eating crow after the release of a new report that says least 61 people who came to the US as refugees were involved in some form of terrorist activities between 2002 and 2016. In part, the report states:
“There is no universal right to migrate, resettlement is not the solution to mass displacement, and U.S. policymakers have a responsibility to ensure that the United States takes in only as many refugees as it can safely vet and assimilate. The United States operates the program not because it is obligated to resettle refugees, but because the U.S. is a humane country and USRAP serves its national interests.”
David Inserra, author of the report warned that no amount of vetting refugees and immigrants can prevent the radicalization of refugees and immigrants who did come to the US with peaceful intentions.
John Cooper, a spokesman for the Heritage Foundation who commissioned the study, commented:
“Given the threat that we found in the 1.5 generation, more needs to be done in the U.S. assimilation process. We can’t vet an 8-year-old to see if he will become a terrorist when he turns 18 or 28. Instead, we as a country need to rethink the way we assimilate refugees, and immigrants as a whole for that matter.
“In the past few decades, the United States has drifted from its strong assimilation ethos, and the terrorism in Europe paints a disturbing picture of where non-assimilation leads.”
“A review is especially critical following the Obama administration’s rapid, and largely unprecedented, expansion of the program in the final year of his administration. Any administration has a responsibility to ensure all existing refugee and immigration programs, including the USRAP, best serve U.S. interests.”
This report will definitely support Trump’s travel ban as it moves before the Supreme Court in October. Knowing that there has been numerous incidents of terrorist-related activities involving refugees and immigrants supports what Trump has been saying and warning against for over a year.