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Syrian Christian family, visas in hand, turned back at airport.

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posted on Jan, 29 2017 @ 01:54 AM
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Two brothers, their wives and children left war-torn Syria with 16 suitcases and crossed the border into Lebanon. They were finally on their way to the United States after working for almost 15 years to join their family members stateside.

The Assalis are Orthodox Christians, one of the most persecuted groups in Syria.

Syrian Christian family, visas in hand, turned back at airport.

I thought we were going to let the Christians in? Or is the vetting process more complicated than we thought? And I thought they scoffed at the accusation of "Muslim ban"?



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posted on Jan, 29 2017 @ 02:14 AM
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a reply to: Deaf Alien

You can't make an omlette without breaking some eggs.

If they are committed to immigrating legally, once Obama's farce of a vetting program has been fixed they will be welcomed.

But instead of running away, why don't they work to fix their own country?


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posted on Jan, 29 2017 @ 02:15 AM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: Deaf Alien

You can't make an omlette without breaking some eggs.

If they are committed to immigrating legally, once Obama's farce of a vetting program has been fixed they will be welcomed.

But instead of running away, why don't they work to fix their own country?


Seriously, Obama has nothing to do with this.

Do you have to have an excuse for Trump?



posted on Jan, 29 2017 @ 02:17 AM
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I think the EO's were specifically a ban for specific countries, not religion.
I'm not sure though. Every day is a new EO headline; I'm losing track fast
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posted on Jan, 29 2017 @ 02:18 AM
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originally posted by: Kuroodo
I think the EO's were specifically a ban for specific countries, not religion.
I'm not sure though. Every day is a new EO headline; I'm losing track fast


Me too.

Seems whatever his whim of the day is.


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posted on Jan, 29 2017 @ 02:20 AM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: Deaf Alien

But instead of running away, why don't they work to fix their own country?


They can't.

Too much damage has been done to the Christians, Yazidis, Astrozorians etc etc. Syria is destined to become an Islamic republic now. ISIS has successfully ethnically cleansed all the non Muslims from most parts.

And that is on Obama. Big time.


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posted on Jan, 29 2017 @ 02:35 AM
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a reply to: Deaf Alien

Any individual coming from those countries will have their threat level determined by a range of factors - declared religion being only one of them. What is most important is their employment, social and travel history and any possible affiliations, whether direct or indirect, with persons or groups associated with Radical Islamic Terrorism.



posted on Jan, 29 2017 @ 02:38 AM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft

In other words nothing changed.


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posted on Jan, 29 2017 @ 02:42 AM
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Everyone knew this was going to happen, it was part of his campaign!!!

So far Trump has done everything he promised.

Boo hoo you had months to get into the country he did warn you, go to Germany or France.
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posted on Jan, 29 2017 @ 02:44 AM
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originally posted by: Deaf Alien
a reply to: Sublimecraft

In other words nothing changed.


I'm seeing lots of changes and lots of protesting about the changes and promises of more changes.



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posted on Jan, 29 2017 @ 02:52 AM
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a reply to: Deaf Alien

Let's get them vetted and cleared as soon as possible. Same goes with all refugees in the countries outlined by Obama in 2015. I don't care what religion you are. Religion in general lead to extremism across the board in my opinion.

Happy to see the iraqi guy was cleared and released earlier today too. Let's get these folks vetted.



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posted on Jan, 29 2017 @ 02:59 AM
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If they are of a persecuted religion, they'll be fine after a review.

"(b) Upon the resumption of USRAP admissions, the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, is further directed to make changes, to the extent permitted by law, to prioritize refugee claims made by individuals on the basis of religious-based persecution, provided that the religion of the individual is a minority religion in the individual's country of nationality. Where necessary and appropriate, the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security shall recommend legislation to the President that would assist with such prioritization."



posted on Jan, 29 2017 @ 02:59 AM
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a reply to: Annee

You can see him as the scum of the earth, that's fine. It still doesn't matter, if he can do the job, which I certainly think he can.

I'm not interested in hearing even more perspective on how someone thinks about him personally.
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posted on Jan, 29 2017 @ 03:07 AM
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I wonder how many radical muslims will pretend to be Christians just to get in?



posted on Jan, 29 2017 @ 03:14 AM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: Annee

You can see him as the scum of the earth, that's fine. It still doesn't matter, if he can do the job, which I certainly think he can.

I'm not interested in hearing even more perspective on how someone thinks about him personally.


I see Trump exactly as he is.

If the only thing that matter to me was my own personal immediacy I would vote for Trump?



posted on Jan, 29 2017 @ 03:17 AM
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a reply to: Annee

You see Trump exactly as you perceive him to be. Has he done one thing that you do approve of?

I don't understand your question ma'am.



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