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Thursday, November 05, 2015

Open Borders Erode National Sovereignty

The Muslims who flooded into Europe this year follow a route through Turkey, Macedonia, and Serbia into Hungary, the European country closest to the Middle East. From Hungary, they can travel throughout 26 European nations. That route may soon close when Hungary completes the razor-wire fence it is building along its entire 108-mile border with Serbia. The free movement of people across national boundaries, without passports, is required by the Schengen agreement, one of the central principles of the European Union. It makes all 26 EU countries subject to the country with porous borders, which is Hungary.

Fortunately, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley wants to put some brakes on giving away the security of our American neighborhoods to thousands of people who have unknown intentions about the United States and our way of life. “Before agreeing to accept tens of thousands of Syrian refugees, the Obama administration should prove to the American people that it will take the necessary precautions to ensure that national security is a top priority.” Our daily freedoms could be sharply limited if terrorists slip into our country along with these migrants.

Big financial problems also stand against welcoming so many strangers into our country. More than 90% of recent refugees from the Middle East immediately go on U.S. welfare, according to the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement. Our welfare system is already strained by the Central Americans who entered our country illegally last year and never went home. There are a potential 6 billion people in the world who would like to partake in the American welfare system, but we cannot afford to foot the bill for every poor person in the world.

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