At the Vice Presidential debate on Tuesday, the opponents provided voters with two very different views on refugee status in the United States.
Republican Mike Pence’s stance is to suspend all admittance of Syrian refugees, while Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine wants to allow in more refugees than the maximum capacity previously set by the Obama administration.
Since May 2015, Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine have advocated for allowing in more refugees, particularly from Syria, despite the many terrorist attacks that have occurred on American soil as a result of Islamic supremacists.
In fiscal year 2016, the Obama administration allowed in over 12,500 refugees, compared to the previous four years’ trend of around 2,000.
“Donald Trump and I are committed to suspending the Syrian refugee program and programs and immigration from areas of the world that have been compromised by terrorism,” Pence said.
“Donald Trump has called for extreme vetting, so we don’t bring people into the United States who are hostile to our Bill of Rights freedoms, who are hostile to the American way of life,” he stated. “Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine want to increase the Syrian refugee program by 500 [per cent],” Pence added.
Pence also went on to argue that the safety of the American people is the number one priority, especially considering the number of jihadist attacks that have occurred as a result of refugee immigration.
The attack that occurred at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando in June was carried out by an Islamic extremist, as well as the more recent bombings in New York and New Jersey.
Overall, the attacks are predominantly being carried out by so-called “lone wolf” terrorists, who claim authority of the Islamic State as their driving force in the gruesome agenda.
Furthermore, the majority of the American population is against the increase of Syrian refugees being allowed, when polled by Breitbart News.
Breitbart News reports:
In the national poll of 1,690 registered voters conducted on October 3, 62 percent oppose increasing Syrian refugees… the Obama Administration wants to increase the number of refugees, while 54 percent said they do not believe the claim by President Barack Obama that Syrian refugees have been subjected to the most rigorous security vetting.
Kaine attempted to gain sympathy by citing a recent court decision that rejected Indiana’s plan to stop Syrian refugees from entering the state, but was shot down by Pence when he claimed that there are now more terrorist links to Syrian refugees than ever.
Allowing these refugees into our country presents many problems, and as Mike Pence pointed out, the safety of the American people should be the number one priority.
As more and more attacks are carried out on American soil by those who have immigrated into the country, the status of sanctuary of refugees should be suspended in order to protect the American people.
What are your thoughts? Should refugees be allowed to take sanctuary in the United States? Or should the program be suspended?
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