A poll conducted by Rasmussen has found that a majority of Americans do not want to allow ANY Syrian refugees into the country, while only one fifth support Obama’s decision to allow 10,000 refugees to resettle in the US.
The survey reveals that 49 percent of Americans believe that not a single Syrian refugee should be allowed into the country, nor should any asylum seekers from any Middle Eastern country.
Just 20 percent support the current plan of integrating 10,000 refugees, while only a further 22 percent believe that even more refugees should be settled in the US. Within that 22 percent, only 7 percent favor resettling 100,000 or more.
The president announced a plan this week to increase the total number of worldwide refugees accepted into the US to 100,000 by 2017, up from 70,000.
Rasmussen notes that 72% of voters have cited a national security risk as a concern regarding taking in Syrian refugees. Indeed, 47% said they are “Very Concerned,” while only 10% are “Not At All Concerned.”
Breaking the figures down by political affiliation, fifty-nine percent of Republicans say they don’t want to welcome any refugees from the Middle East, while 48% of voters not affiliated with either party feel the same way.
Even 40% of Democrats say they do not want to see any refugees admitted to the US. Rasmussen notes that few Democrats agree that more than 25,000 new refugees should be allowed in.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has called for 75,000 Syrian refugees to be accepted. A view that is clearly not shared by the majority of her party’s supporters.
The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Michael McCaul has been warning for weeks about the national security threat that unvetted refugees could pose.
McCaul has described it as a “reckless and dangerous policy” to accept at least 10,000 of them, as proposed by the Obama administration.
McCaul, has repeatedly cited senior FBI officials who testified before Congress that the resources are simply not there to effectively vet every refugee coming into the country.
Meanwhile, the White House claims that all refugees will be vetted.
ISIS extremists claimed earlier this year that they would attempt to export 500,000 terrorists under the guise of being refugees.
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.