AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
November 19, 2015
Ask Governor Wolf to Just Say “No” to Syrian Refugees
The United States’ history with assisting refugees can be traced back to 1975, when President Gerald Ford called on the U.S. to accept more than 137,000 Vietnamese refugees fleeing communism.
However the flood of refugees from Syria — mostly young men — is overwhelming Europe. The United States has accepted a total of roughly 70,000 refugees over the last few years. Just over 2,100 Syrian refugees have settled in the U.S. since 2012, according to the State Department. But beginning Oct. 1, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the U.S. would accept 85,000 refugees in 2016, with at least 10,000 coming from Syria. By 2017, the Department of State announced that the number of refugees entering the country would increase to 100,000.
Yesterday the UK’s Daily Mail reported nearly 70 have been arrested in US over ISIS plots in the last 18 months! Some of those arrested were refugees.
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