Obama ignores pleas from 30 US governors against Syrian refugees – president vows to settle more refugees in US

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November 2015KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Pushing back against efforts to bar Syrian refugees from resettling in the U.S., President Barack Obama vowed Saturday that his country will be a welcoming place for millions fleeing violence around the world “as long as I’m president.” Obama commented Saturday at a learning center in the Malaysian capital that serves the poor, including some refugees. He met with boys and girls wearing crisp white and black uniforms and neckties as they sat at tables and worked on painting and puzzle projects. Obama said the youngsters “represent the opposite of terror, the opposite of the type of despicable violence we saw in Mali and Paris.”
Most of the children the president met with are Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group. Tens of thousands of Rohingya have fled Myanmar to escape persecution by the country’s Buddhist majority, with many ending up in Malaysia, where Obama was attending a regional economic summit. Obama noted that the world is currently focused on the humanitarian tragedy in Syria, where years of civil war have forced millions to flee to other countries to escape the bloodshed. But he said the world must not forget about some 60 million people who have been displaced around the globe. Last week’s Paris attacks have led U.S. lawmakers to seek to halt or delay the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the U.S. out of concern that terrorists could try to slip in with them and carry out similar attacks. Obama has rejected that idea and pledged to veto any bill sent to him to block Syrians from entering.
Speaking of the children he had just met with, Obama said: “Anybody who had a chance to see those kids, hopefully you understood the degree to which they’re just like our kids. They deserve love and stability and protection.” He said more and more countries are recognizing that they need to do more, vowing that “as long as I’m president we are going to keep stepping up.” The refugees Obama met with have all been cleared to come to the U.S. and have been assigned to specific cities, the White House said. Obama will confront the refugee debate even more directly when he returns to Washington on Monday. One of his first orders of business will be a White House meeting Tuesday with French President Francois Hollande, who is vowing war against the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks, as European nations tighten border controls out of fear that terrorists could strike again. –My Way News

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5 Responses to Obama ignores pleas from 30 US governors against Syrian refugees – president vows to settle more refugees in US

  1. Dennis E. says:

    Pondering if we will see a physical confrontation between the state government and the feds.
    And I wonder if we will see these refugees held in Federal Fema Camps if the states refuse to let them in of which I support the states

    Obama’s plan to transform America in progress. Destroy National Identity.

  2. Dennis E. says:

    Working hard to transform America.
    Also, it has been reported that he has signed an order that the military cannot use the term “Merry Christmas” and they say he is Christian, no.

    Where are the pastors? Where are the people that talk so big on TV?

    • Chris says:

      You don’t have to be a Pastor to talk big on TV. Where are …… you?

      • Dennis E. says:

        Here, using the voice I’ve been given for me personally.
        After he was sworn in in 2008, he went to Notre Dame and before he came, they had to cover all displays of The Cross and of Jesus. He also said after his first election, that “We’ve going to do something about Christmas”. I know what is being said, about Christmas and its roots, but it is one of the two times in a year that the world is exposed to “Who is that child” and on Easter (First Fruits). If he was a Christian, he would glorify The Lord, but he is promoting the LGBT people and Islam.
        God has given the mic to those he has called to lead the sheep and be shepherds.
        Let them be heard.
        Also, limits freedom of speech.
        Have a nice day.

  3. Chris says:

    I would not want to be Barack Obama when his term ends.

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