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Paris Jihad: It’s Immigration, Stupid

By: Daniel Horowitz | November 16th, 2015

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Republicans in Congress know what they have to do.  If they fail to convene this week and immediately work towards ending the Islamic refugee program, it’s safe to say they should all resign from office.

While our vast oceans have protected us from conventional invasions, the corrosive and self-immolating values of political correctness have allowed endless reams of radical Islamic immigrants to penetrate those defenses.

At its core, the predominant job of the federal government is to protect the citizenry from invasion.  That is the essence of the social compact and why we agreed to form a constitutional federal union in the first place.  While our vast oceans have protected us from conventional invasions, the corrosive and self-immolating values of political correctness have allowed endless reams of radical Islamic immigrants to penetrate those defenses.  If Congress fails to act to immediately stop Obama’s plan to bring in tens of thousands of additional Islamic refugees from Syria and Somalia, especially after everything that has occurred in Europe, it is not outlandish to ask what is the purpose of even having a federal government.

 

There are two important themes we’ve been highlighting here at Conservative Review—themes that were punctuated by the Paris attacks.  First, the importation of Middle Eastern refugees is sheer insanity.  Second, there is an existential threat from a sizable share of the existing Muslim population in western countries.  It has now been confirmed that one of the attackers was a “Syrian refugee” who came to France last month via Greece, while at least one attacker was a native French national.  Several other French nationals were arrested in Belgium in connection to the attack. 

How many more people have to die in order for our political class to get serious about real immigration reform?

Republicans like Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) are already trying to distract from the central point and are making this about foreign policy instead of immigration. But before we discuss our involvement in the Civil War in Syria, how can these open border Republicans sit idly as the first of the Islamic refugees are brought to the shores of New Orleans?

It’s time Republicans get with the program and understand: ‘It’s immigration, stupid.’ 

At a minimum, conservatives must encourage GOP congressional leaders to do the following six things:

  • Immediately pass Rep. Brian Babin’s (R-TX) bill halting the refugee program.
  • Defund any appropriations for resettling Syrian or Somali refugees in this country.  There is an upcoming budget deadline in December and it’s time Republicans use it.  It’s bad enough they funded Planned Parenthood, which is a threat to the unborn; can they at least protect the living from Jihad?
  • Pass legislation vesting county governments with the veto power over refugee resettlement in their jurisdictions.  
  • End student visas from countries that represent a security risk.
  • Deal with the existing homeland threat by passing Ted Cruz’s Expatriate Terrorist Act, which would revoke the citizenship of those who fight for foreign terrorist organizations, such as ISIS.  We must also enforce and strengthen existing law under section 237 (a)(4) of the Immigration and Naturalization Act, which directs the executive branch to deport non-citizens who encourage support for terrorism. Also, pass Cruz’s bill designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization.
  • Make the broader immigration issue the #1 priority for the upcoming legislative agenda.  GOP presidential candidates must also make this the defining issue of their campaigns.

As I noted when Paul Ryan was elected Speaker, merely abstaining from making the problem worse is not enough.  The status quo means that Obama succeeds in transforming America and endangering the citizenry with a number of refugees who subscribe to Sharia’s creed of Islamic supremacism.  We need House leadership to actively stop Obama’s immigration agenda.  

It’s also not enough to merely suggest that we must better screen or vet these refugees for ties to ISIS.

It’s also not enough to merely suggest that we must better screen or vet these refugees for ties to ISIS.  The Islamic State is not the source of the problem; it is a symptom of the broader problem of Islamic supremacism.  Most of the recent homegrown terror attacks were not perpetrated by those with direct ties to ISIS or any official terror group, but by those who believe in Islamic supremacism.

Under existing law, in order to qualify for refugee status in the United States an applicant must demonstrate a “credible fear” of persecution in their home country.  Isn’t it time our politicians heed the cries of “credible fear” from Americans under threat of terrorism in our own country?     

 

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