The House passed a bill Thursday that would block Syrian and Iraqi refugees from entering the country unless they pass strict background checks — setting up a collision with President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats. What or why is it that we are missing here? All things considered, airliners being hijacked to level the World Trade Center, constant prisoner releases for other than minor crimes committed especially by illegal immigrants, to the foiled attacks now nearing 300 now since 2001.
The bill had near unanimous support from Republicans, who were joined by 47 Democrats — even after the Obama administration made a last-minute pitch to persuade wavering House Democrats to oppose the GOP-written bill. And with 289 “yes” votes, Republicans also won a veto-proof majority for the measure.
The bipartisan support was a rebuke of President Barack Obama by House Democrats who felt that the administration failed to make a compelling case as to why they should vote against the Republican-authored bill when it was bad politics to do so.
“I think a lot of us went in with open minds and really wanted to understand the administration’s position on this,” said New York Democrat Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney. “It is offensive to me that we would stigmatize refugees…but if you read the bill what you find is that you have a pretty simple certification process sitting on top of an existing and extensive screening process that most of us believe works pretty well.” Maloney voted for the bill.
The vote was a significant loss for the White House — perhaps the biggest setback since most of the House Democratic Caucus voted against Obama on a trade bill in mid-June. Thursday’s vote, coupled with the Iranian nuclear agreement bill from September, also shows that Republicans plan to make national security a key issue in the 2016 elections.
The measure faces an uncertain future in the Senate. Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) pledged Thursday that the Syria bill won’t make it to Obama’s desk. Senators will likely attempt to tack the measure as a rider to the government spending bill that Congress has to address in December.
Now then after close to seven years now anyone, and I am asking everyone, with Barack Obama’s record on immigration control matters in essence, the fact that he has done nothing to even pose that he is working with the Congress on legislation that is really nothing more than to assist in what could or perhaps may turn into what would devastate national security, put into Harm’s way innocent peoples’ lives, for what — taking the time to make a better reporting system, an actual database for Iraqi and Syrian “refugees.”
Quite openly the Senate and its members are acting foolishly!
The following are some legislation and oratory arguments that members are getting tired of not producing. Reduce Chain migration, Reduce the visa flow to immigrants, eliminate unnecessary Worker visas, legislate responsibly when it comes to Birthright citizenship — it is time to end it all together. Furthermore, the Republicans have put forth legislation that has never reached the Senate floor such as: Mandate E-Verify for employers of immigrants, carry out fines issued to companies for employing illegal immigrants, stop the Visa Lottery, strengthen law enforcement that is registered to enforce what immigration law that is being broken, end student visa overstays, increase U.S. Border Patrol agents, and above all let’s stop issuing visa rewards.
It is useful to know that long lists of “How To Control” illegal’s, undocumented, university students, visa over-stays, as well as immigration fraud and corruption that have been available for years. Yet, nothing whatsoever is done or even addressed to curb the amount of illegal immigration that goes on in this country.
I propose that until we — collectively as a Nation — the citizenry of this Country, see anything done whatsoever on the above two lists, or, until we begin to correct the many flaws in our immigration system that albeit refugees, asylum-seekers, illegal aliens who are already here to include Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability.