In light of the attack on Paris, it would just be insensitive, and terrible political timing.
Our experience covering Democratic administrations tells us this is a decision most likely to occur during the Thanksgiving holiday, when Americans are not paying close attention to the inner workings of Washington.
Now that we can take a breather from whether the September 11 terrorist suspects are moving into our state, we can focus on our other new neighbors, Syrian refugees.
The Denver Post says Gov. Hickenlooper has no comment on the proposed Gitmo transfer or delay, but he’s placed the welcome mat on Colorado’s border to welcome Syrian refuges, even as a dozen other governors have slammed their doors shut.
U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton called Hick’s decision to ignore our security “naïve and irresponsible.”
“The fact is there is no way to stringently vet the refugees coming from Syria because there are no databases in Syria to confirm the most basic of information, like their identities,” Tipton said.
“While most of these people are innocent and victims of war themselves, all it takes is one ISIS terrorist posing as an asylum seeker to enter the United States and inflict harm.”
Exactly. If someone gave us a bunch a grapes and said that only one was poisonous, we wouldn’t eat any of them.
We don’t believe that every Syrian refugee is a terrorist; we just don’t trust the government’s ability to weed out the good guys from the bad.
We’ve also noticed along with most of the planet that the refugees are not women and children, but young men of fighting age. It stands to reason that these men should seek asylum closer to Syria, so that when the conflict is over they can quickly reunite with their wives, mothers and children.