by Mark Angelides
How many refugees has the US taken in the last year? And how many asylum seekers? Are they classed as the same? And where are they today? Most importantly, were adequate checks in place to ensure that not only do they have a valid claim, but also that there are no disqualifying factors? As you’d imagine, not only are there contradictory answers to all of these questions, but the information seems purposely obfuscated.
President Trump has been calling for an overhaul of the vetting system for refugees (where either no adequate paperwork is available for asylum application, or there are people applying en mass, asylum seekers became classified automatically as refugees). And he’s right to do so. In the Czech Republic, out of an EU imposed quota of 1600, the government has accepted 12. Critics may say argue that it’s because “they’re racist”, but apparently, they actually did try to vet all the other “refugees”, but had problems as they would not provide answers or refused to stay where they were supposed to be.
The consequence being that the Czech’s would have either had to lower or remove entirely the vetting process to take on their EU quotas. A vetting process that is in place to ensure the nation’s safety and to make sure that those applying are actually entitled to stay. And for this “rebellion”, the EU seeks to impose financial sanctions (possibly to the tune of millions of Euros) on them.
And America is facing a similar problem. Claims from News Agencies (and Jeb Bush) that the process is long and stringent don’t actually add up when you consider that John Kerry said the 2016 intake would be 85,000, but that number jumped hugely over the year. How is that possible when it allegedly takes up to 18 months to process? And if the “refugees” are not staying in one place, how can proper vetting take place?
The reality is that the US vetting process is not in the least stringent. Which means that people who have quite literally destroyed their paperwork, or who have “questionable allegiances” are being granted free access to the USA. A case in point is that over the last 2 years of Obama’s presidency, 170 Somalis were deported, yet the new administration already has over 4000 on the books for deportation.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that refugee policies are international. They are not. They are set by the nation’s government. South Korea for example ahs accepted 3 Syrian refugees over the last 2 years because they do not consider civil war alone enough of a reason for refugee status. And the EU classes those escaping poverty as refugees.
A refugee policy that grants almost automatic permanent residence and citizenship is not a refugee policy, it is a mass migration policy. You were not asked if you wanted this. The public was not consulted, and fears over the damage done to the fabric of society have been completely ignored. The Czech Republic is doing what all nations should be doing for their people…Proper vetting.
by Mark Angelides