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senate Bill S. 2302

Do Refugees From Countries Where Terror Groups Are Active Need to be Blocked Unless They’re Vetted?

Argument in favor

There are several countries where terror groups control large amounts of territory, so to protect national security refugees from those countries should be blocked unless they can clear a strict vetting process.

peterk's Opinion
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10/20/2016
The first and foremost priority of government should be the interests of its citizens. Without a functional and effective vetting process in place, it encourages opportunists and those who wish to do ill.
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Loraki's Opinion
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10/20/2016
ABSOLUTELY! WHAT IS THE HOLD UP ON THIS BILL?! Congress has not yet voted on it! And an identical bill in the House - H.R.4143 - has also gone nowhere! Thanks a lot, Congress, for caring so much about our national security! <sarcasm> 11/18/15 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Please help Senator Cruz get all the support he needs to get this bill PASSED! The fact is that most of the "refugees" CANNOT be adequately vetted! And if you value our Republic, please help stop the immigration of people who don't want to assimilate, but instead want to wage all kinds of jihad in our country. We don't need the kind of upheaval, chaos, no-go zones, Muslim rape gangs, and the added danger of violent jihad in America that they are experiencing throughout Europe! We have enough trouble with Muslims becoming radicalized, as it is! Our children are being indoctrinated about Islam in the public schools, but if they bring a piece of paper to school with Scripture written on it, they are likely to have a Sheriff show up at their home (in some areas), warning them not to take such things to school! It has happened! #StoptheIslamizationofAmerica
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Rich's Opinion
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10/21/2016
Why is this even a question why would we not do this
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Argument opposed

Despite the need for enhanced screening, it’s wrong to block refugee admissions from war torn countries just because terror groups control territory there. Most of the would-be refugees just want to live in peace.

Randall's Opinion
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10/20/2016
The current process for entering this country is lengthy and tough. It can take years. This is nothing more than Islamophobia. America is better than this.
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Jordan's Opinion
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10/20/2016
This bill is redundant. Refugees are already vetted, most terrorist attacks on US soil are committed by US citizens, and this bill and the national discussion surrounding it only makes life more hellish for people who have already been through hell.
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Susan's Opinion
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10/21/2016
It would be many many times easier to apply for and get a Visa than to go through the current process used to screen refugees. No terrorist would try to get into the country using that route.
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    The first and foremost priority of government should be the interests of its citizens. Without a functional and effective vetting process in place, it encourages opportunists and those who wish to do ill.
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    The current process for entering this country is lengthy and tough. It can take years. This is nothing more than Islamophobia. America is better than this.
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    ABSOLUTELY! WHAT IS THE HOLD UP ON THIS BILL?! Congress has not yet voted on it! And an identical bill in the House - H.R.4143 - has also gone nowhere! Thanks a lot, Congress, for caring so much about our national security! <sarcasm> 11/18/15 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Please help Senator Cruz get all the support he needs to get this bill PASSED! The fact is that most of the "refugees" CANNOT be adequately vetted! And if you value our Republic, please help stop the immigration of people who don't want to assimilate, but instead want to wage all kinds of jihad in our country. We don't need the kind of upheaval, chaos, no-go zones, Muslim rape gangs, and the added danger of violent jihad in America that they are experiencing throughout Europe! We have enough trouble with Muslims becoming radicalized, as it is! Our children are being indoctrinated about Islam in the public schools, but if they bring a piece of paper to school with Scripture written on it, they are likely to have a Sheriff show up at their home (in some areas), warning them not to take such things to school! It has happened! #StoptheIslamizationofAmerica
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    This bill is redundant. Refugees are already vetted, most terrorist attacks on US soil are committed by US citizens, and this bill and the national discussion surrounding it only makes life more hellish for people who have already been through hell.
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    Why is this even a question why would we not do this
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    It would be many many times easier to apply for and get a Visa than to go through the current process used to screen refugees. No terrorist would try to get into the country using that route.
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    They already are vetted! Why do you think it takes years for translators who served the military in Iraq and Afghanistan to get in? Our vetting process is extremely complex and rigorous.
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    If they are applying for citizenship then yes. We should prioritize bringing over Christians and Yazidis from Syria first though.
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    I'm not voting NAY because I don't think we should screen refugees. WE ALREADY CAREFULLY SCREEN REFUGEES. None of the terrorist attacks in the United States have been perpetated by refugees. It has happened in Europe but they do not screen in the way we do. In summation: THIS IS STUPID! It preys on fear without reference to reality or data!
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    Lives are on the line. If proper vetting cannot be done, the person doesn't get in. Why risk our lives.
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    They are vetted. For two years. My hometown has a refugee center (Utica, NY). Had it since 1980. No terrorist attacks. This is Islamophobia.
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    We already do this. Takes years and lots of vetting to get into the country
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    Refugees are already vetted. Why not fine tune the vetting process currently in place?
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    All refugees are already vetted and always have been. It takes them 2 years to be approved. If you are pushing for more it's because you are a scared little bigot. Ain't nobody got time for you
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    Our first obligation is to the citizens of the US - and to keeping our country safe. We don't seem to have any quotas re immigration, so there needs to be safeguards in place BEFORE they arrive - yes, there is a lengthy process but that obviously isn't working. And to call this islamophobia suggests that YOU feel terrorists come from Islam- that's not what this law states
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    Common. Freaking. Sense. Anyone coming to our country should be vetted no matter What country they're coming from.
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    If you say no then you are for open borders and care more about people outside of our country than people in our own.
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    People need to be vetted based upon risk analysis. I say have them bake a gay wedding cake to test their progressive mind set.
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    If enemies, they should be arrested and imprisoned. If true refugees, charitable organizations should care for the. But, until you know the difference, the chances of harm to US citizens is immense.
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    I really hope we can help good families and people fleeing these war torn nations. However, I'm an American woman. I wear t-shirts, live alone, and go places by myself. Too many women in Europe are no longer able to enjoy these simple freedoms without being hassled or assaulted. We can't allow that here.
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