Last week, a federal judge halted Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban. Since then, something horrifying has happened that could put all of our lives in danger.
Daily Mail reported that the intake of refugees from the seven countries the ban targeted has more than doubled since it was halted. A total of 882 refugees have come into the United States from the countries Iran, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya and Yemen in the last week. That’s almost double what the State Department was letting in before Trump signed the order.
Jessica Vaughan, policy studies director at the right-wing think tank Center for Immigration Studies, said these numbers show the State Department is prioritizing refugees over the safety of Americans.
“There’s no doubt in my mind they would be doing whatever they could to get people in before something changes because, from their perspective, their motivation is to resettle these folks. It would not be the first time that State Department officials have prioritized facilitating someone’s entry to the United States over security concerns,” Vaughan said.
This comes as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad announced that some of the refugees fleeing his country are “definitely terrorists.”
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