Colorado won't block Syrian refugees

Article CAIRCO note: 
Hickenlooper naively supports Obama's security-threatening immigration agenda
Article date: 
November 17, 2015
Article category: 
Colorado News
Medium
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Governor Hickenlooper - welcome to Islamic Colorado

Colorado will not join states where governors are asking to block the White House from sending them Syrian refugees in the wake of the terrorist attack on Paris Friday... Hickenlooper said...

..."We will work with the federal government and Homeland Security to ensure the national verification processes for refugees are as stringent as possible..."

The White House has estimated 10,000 that will relocated to the United States before 2017.
 
On Monday, governors in 24 states said they will block refugees: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan is the only Democrat on the list...
 
Sen. Michael Bennet, sounding a common concern, said any refugees must be thoroughly screened before being allowed in...
 
Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a Democrat from Wheat Ridge, sided with the president and the governor...
 
Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora, disagreed, saying, "I'm opposed because we simply have no way of conducting adequate background checks for screening Syrian refugees. I do, however, support the concept of establishing "safe zones" within Syria where civilians can safely remain in their own country."...
 
Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican from Yuma who serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the refugee crisis demands a proper response to Islamic State fighters...
 
Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, said he and other House Republicans were working on a means to block U.S.-bound refugees. He called Hickenlooper's decision "naïve and irresponsible."...

 

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Denver Post poll as of 8 AM November 17, 2015: respondents overwhelmingly oppose Hickenloopers naive action: 
 
Do you agree with several U.S. governors who are seeking to bar Syrian refugees from resettling in their states in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris?
Total Votes = 2897
 
Yes:  1752 Votes, or 60.47%
 
No:   1145 Votes, or 39.52%
 

 

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