Obama admin lobbies governors to accept Syrian refugees

by Dave Boyer  |  published on February 23, 2016

Obama administration officials tried to reassure dozens of wary governors in a closed-door meeting that President Obama’s proposal to relocate Middle Eastern refugees in their states is safe, two governors said Monday.

The briefing by senior administration officials last weekend was an effort to “find solutions to some misunderstandings and apprehensions that are out there,” said Gov. Gary Herbert, Utah Republican and chairman of the National Governors Association.

Asked whether the meeting eased states’ concerns about accepting refugees from crisis areas such as Syria and Iraq, Mr. Herbert replied, “We still have work to do.”

After Mr. Obama announced his plan last fall to admit up to 10,000 refugees into the U.S. this year, governors of 30 states from Maine to Wyoming publicly asked for the resettlement of Syrian refugees to stop until security concerns and procedures could be addressed. New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan was the lone Democrat in the group.

The resistance to refugees intensified after Islamist terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, which raised fears of Islamic State fighters sneaking into the U.S. as refugees.

  • Bobbi17

    Whatever he told the governors, if he opened his mouth and his lips moved, it was a lie. Pure and Simple. He doesn’t know how to tell the truth.

  • marlio

    The syrians would probably feel right at ease in Chicago.

  • TeaTephi

    Thanks to the irresponsible approach
    to immigration in the U.S. and Canada, these scenes could be “coming soon
    to a neighborhood near you


  • Randy K

    “We vet them for 2-3 years” means we started to check them out in 2013-14? And the farmer took another load away!

    • Jimbo

      There’s more than 10000 here already. And most of them have camps in Tennessee Texas north Carolina Oregon Wyoming. They are kept out of site and are training. Not for the peace corps rather. Oh you didn’t know? At least since 2002. And growing in number.

  • Rosa Ergas

    Now, we will be more of a target for terrorists !!!
    Instead of keeping them away from home, Obama is inviting them in!!! Obama just said it will save Americans money!!!!! What about saving American’s lives?????? Moving these very dangerous terrorists to the USA is going to put our lives in so much more danger!!! I believe, this is another way to show the American people Obama does not care about Americans, he just does whatever he wants!!!!

  • Ray Calloway II

    This is like a bad re-occurring dream. If Obama and his cronies think they can convince We The People that the Syrian refugees should be allowed into the USA, they are all smoking something. Look at what happening in Europe…If they try it, I fear there will be a revolt so intense, it will be like nothing any of us have seen in our lifetimes or over the past 100 years. Beware US government, you are on the brink of massive mistake!! When you potentially put all of us at severe risk so you can continue with the destruction of America as we know it, we will not stand still and allow you to do it…Let us be crystal clear here!! Anyone agree??

    • Bill Blackstone

      No there will be a revolt though that will superseded the revolt of 156 years ago. This time the results will be different. Including the Winner and the dead.

      God Save the South

  • Beverly Nan Murphy

    JUST SAY NO Governors. NOPE, NADA, Not a chance in hell.

  • Wyatt

    As they have no provision for vetting these refugees properly , and due to the great likelihood that the vast majority of them are ISIS fighters being sent here to recruit and set up terror cells , there should be admittance of refugees from Syria or any other middle eastern Islamic country , especially since Islam is basically at war with the world . Obama’s sole agenda here is to bring enough of these people here to topple America and create civil war . He has already publicly stated that should the political tides turn , he stands with Islam . How anyone calling himself an American can make such a statement is mind boggling . How anyone could vote for someone who made such a statement is even more mind boggling . But then , his second election was not legitimate and voter fraud was rampant . Add to that Georgie SoreAss owned the company in control of the vote tabulation should say volumes about how fraudulant the 2012 elections were . Obama wants these people in ? Let him personally vouch for them and stand to pay the penalty should terror attacks begin and that penalty should be upto and including his life . This alleged president is the biggest traitor since Benedict Arnold and Arron Burr .

    • Bill Blackstone

      I like Trumps idea better. Keep them over there. Protect them there. Don’t make our men and women fight Isis in their Home land.

      God Save the South

      • HandmaidenKaren

        Amen to that!

    • Randy K

      Judas for sure.

  • Climax

    If Obama wants them in the USA so badly, let him keep them in Washington DC.

  • Kent2012

    somewhere along the road to the oral office the african constitution studier missed “we the people” and the other part from Abraham…”of the people, by the people, for the people”…of course kenyan boyo and the hores in the democrapo party are doing their best to keep the african pretender’s promise to the parasites and the commie wannabes to fundamentally change America…unfortunately he and the aholes want another cesspool…I hope that all of the governors tell him to cram it, but I know better as too many states and cities have scum ahole democrapos running them…into the ground..

  • Devasahayam

    How about you accept them all in South Chicago and the WH lawn — and nowhere else — 0bama?!

    • Jimbo

      Ditto. Or how as bout obam a leaves usa and t a kes all his cronies with him.

      • Devasahayam

        Crore percent better!

  • Dick

    NO< NO< NO< to the Big "O" Don't you get it dummy, we don't want possible Muslim terrorists in own country. Enough is enough……Sit down and enjoy the last of your stay. Go back to Chicago where you can do some good.

    • Climax

      And where some gangbanger will probably try to drop a cap in his arce.

      • Phyllis


    • Jimbo

      He’s trying to breed his own stock. I think kenya is where he needs to do that.

      • Randy K

        He doesn’t breed.

  • Karll

    Registered democrats should be forced to support these “refugees”
    under their own rooves for the first year they are here.

    • Jimbo

      They seem to be only ones who think its ok.and hilliary needs about 2 dozen to follow her around.

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