My comments: Although I like what this article says, there are a few items that aren’t fully factual. I’d suggest checking out some of these candidates in this article regarding their stance on illegal aliens and amnesty.
REPOSTED FROM COACHISRIGHT.COM
The recent murders in Paris by Muslim “refugees” has transformed the question of bringing potentially dangerous individuals to the United States into perhaps the most important topic of the 2016 Election. I’ve included Porter’s collected information both on current candidates and those who have dropped out of the race.
by John Porter, guest writer
That you may be properly informed, here you will be provided the presidential candidates’ stance on the Syrian Refugee crisis from their own mouths. I have listed first those who support the U.S. taking in these people from Syria and public quotes from each one of them, followed by those who are opposed to it. Read them all and you will know their thinking on the issue. Friends this is a very serious, critical and dangerous undertaking. Every Freedom loving American should be very concerned about this. I firmly believe the Islamic threat is the over riding issue in our nation today. I ask you to pay special attention to Mr. Trump’s thinking.
Those in favor of admitting a determined or undetermined number of Refugees from Syria:
Hillary Clinton (D): “We should do our part.””It should not be just one or two countries, or not just Europe and the United States,” Clinton told MSNBC. “We should do our part, as should the Europeans.”
Martin O’Malley (D): The former Maryland governor released a statement calling for the acceptance of at least 65,000 refugees from Syria before 2017. “We must do more to support Syrian refugees — and we must certainly welcome more than the proposed 5,000 to 8,000 refugees next year.”
Bernie Sanders (I): The Vermont senator, who is vying for the Democratic nomination for president, insists that the U.S. must play a role in the global response to the Syrian crisis, but “it’s impossible to give a proper number until we understand the dimensions of the problem,” he told NBC News.
Jeb Bush (R): “This is not a game.”-“We have an obligation to…support the displaced people that right now are suffering,” the former Florida governor told CNN. “These tragic pictures (of refugees) are real. This is not a made-up game.”
Lindsey Graham (R): The South Carolina senator made an impassioned plea for the U.S. to “take our fair share” of people fleeing Syria, although he skirted around any concrete figures. “We should take down the Statue of Liberty and tear it down,” he told an audience at the National Press Club. “This is our response as a nation, just tear it down. We don’t mean it anymore.”
Marco Rubio (R): Open to taking in refugees as long as they’re not “infiltrated.” “I would be open to that if it can be done in a way that allows us to ensure that among them are not infiltrated — people who were, you know, part of a terrorist organization that are using this crisis,” the Florida senator told Boston Herald Radio.
Chris Christie (R): Let’s cooperate with our allies. The New Jersey governor wants everyone to work together. “I would sit down with allies and figure out how we can help,” he told Fox News.
Those who oppose admitting Refugees from Syria:
Rand Paul (R): “There are some limits.”-The Kentucky senator said that past efforts to welcome refugees have not gone smoothly. “We did this with Iraq, where we won the war, but then we accepted 60,000 Iraqi refugees into our country, some of which wish us harm and tried to attack us he told CNN.
Carly Fiorina (R): We’ve done our “fair share”-The former Hewlett-Packard CEO is less pro-refugee than some of her Republican counterparts. The U.S. has already “done its fair share in terms of humanitarian aid,” she told CBS News.
Bobby Jindal (R): Taking in more refugees would be “ridiculous”-The Louisiana governor staunchly opposes an increase in the number of refugees the U.S. lets in. “No, the answer is not for America to increase the number of refugees we take in. We are already the most compassionate and generous country in the world and it is not even close,” he said in a statement to The Guardian.
Ted Cruz (R): Taking in refugees “doesn’t make sense.” “In terms of settling the migrants, if the ultimate goal is to return them to their homes, which I believe it should be, it doesn’t make sense from a logistical or a security standpoint to move large numbers of them to far-off countries like the United States,” the Texas senator said in a statement.
Ben Carson (R): Refugees are a security risk. The retired neurosurgeon believes that accepting Syrians would place U.S. security at risk. “Bringing in people from the Middle East right now carries extra danger,” he told ABC.
John Kasich (R): Leave it to the Europeans-The Ohio governor wouldn’t commit to a specific number of refugees to admit. “This is fundamentally a European issue,” he said to CBS News. “America needs to lead in the world and be clear about what we’re all about,” he added.
Donald Trump (R); Donald Trump recently entered the Syrian refugee debate and had some bold things to say about the crisis.
The Republican presidential front runner spoke with Fox News’ Eric Bolling on Cashin’ In about the issue. During the interview, Trump expressed his deep concern about potentially letting jihadists come into the country as “refugees.”
They were talking about 3,000 people coming,” he told Bolling. “Then I heard 10 [thousand], then I heard 25 [thousand], then I heard 200,000 people.”
“And Eric, if you look at this migration, it’s mostly men,” Trump said. “And they look like young men, and strong men, and they look like fighters.”
Trump said he wondered “why aren’t they fighting for their own country — Syria?”
He went on to say, “This could be one of the greatest military coups of all time.” Trump obviously wasn’t talking about a domestic military overthrow of the government, but a surprise attack from a foreign enemy, as indicated when he said, “Some of [the immigrants] definitely in my opinion will be ISIS.”
Trump warned that accepting refugees in our attempt at humanitarianism could be like accepting “a Trojan horse.” Many migrants, including Islamic militants, would come to an unprepared United States. Obama wants to bring 200,000 people here,” Trump said. “[I]f I win the election, they are going back. They’re going back.”
“Under a Trump administration, instead of transferring these migrants to European countries or the U.S., “free zones, safe zones” would be set up in Syria for these people”.
Trump pointed out that the Persian Gulf states aren’t “accepting anybody.”