This Syrian refugee mumbo jumbo has me mind blown. Why would we provide housing and jobs to 10,000 (+) refugees when we can’t even provide that for our own people?
Lets start with local numbers. Statistic show, roughly 12,000 New Jerseyans were counted as homeless last year. What about our country as a whole? Over 578,424 Americans reported homelessness last year. Let that sink in. Now, lets discuss our veteran situation – The brave men and women who put their lives on the line, day in and day out. Nearly 50,000 vets reported homeless. Yet, you all think it’s wise to welcome these syrian refugees with arms wide open? Sure, we’ll give you this, and we’ll give you that and we’ll make ridiculous promises that we can’t keep and then you’ll end up on the streets, too. Does that sound enticing?
In wake of the most recent events in Paris, what about the thousands of Islamic extremists that are being smuggled into our countries as “refugees?” I hate to bring it there, but it’s the frightening truth. Islamic State extremists are taking advantage of developed nations’ generosity towards refugees to infiltrate our countries. The ISIS gunmen use local smugglers to blend in and travel amongst a huge tide of illegal migrants flooding Europe… What’s next? America? Are we blind and in denial or just stupid? C’mon!
I’m not a heartless nitwit… I understand these people are fleeing their country, because they’re scared and in danger. I have the utmost sympathy for them. It’s heartbreaking. It’s terrible and horrifying and no one should have to go through it. BUT, how are we supposed to help them when we can’t even help ourselves?
With that being said, why don’t we focus on our problems before we try and fix everyone else’s? Lets fix our home front, first and foremost.
Ponder that, Obama.