Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts

Monday, January 25, 2016

Keeping Track of Refugees

After Donald Trump called for a “database” of Muslim immigrants, Dr. Ben Carson said, “we should have a database on everybody who comes into this country. I want to know where they came from, I want to know where they’re going and why they’re here.” Databases do exist but, as Trump says, our government lacks “good management procedures” to insure that visitors to our country follow the law. It’s estimated that half of the 11-plus million illegal aliens failed to leave when their time was up, even though they are on a government database.

It’s ludicrous to think that our government could effectively screen refugees from Syria or from any Muslim country. Consider some of the following security breaches that were reported in just one week after the Paris attacks last November:

On Nov. 14, three Syrian men were stopped in the Caribbean island of St. Maarten after arriving on a flight from Haiti. Using fake Greek passports, they had already flown from Europe to Brazil, then to the Dominican Republic, then Haiti. Three days later, five more young men were detained in Honduras, also using stolen Greek passports. They were on their way to the United States through Mexico.

On Nov. 16, six young men (five from Pakistan and one from Afghanistan) crossed illegally from Mexico into Arizona near Tucson. Sheriff Paul Babeu warns that “terrorists are using well-established smuggling routes to come across the border.” On Nov. 19, eight tough-looking young men from Morocco were arrested at the airport in Istanbul claiming to be tourists, but carrying maps and directions to Germany. Turkish authorities believe the men were being smuggled by ISIS to join the fight in Europe on behalf of the Muslim caliphate. Tell your elected public officials to just say no to Syrian refugees.

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