Less than one week after the tragedy in Orlando, the Obama administration has admitted hundreds more Syrian refugees to the United States which includes dozens being placed in Florida. Out of the 441 newly resettled refugees, 434 are listed as being Sunni Muslims, and only 5 are listed as being “Christian.”
These 441 refugees have been dispersed across 26 states, with Illinois (60), Florida (49), and Arizona (38) taking in the most of the refugees in this short frame of time. Out of the 49 new Syrian refugees resettled in Florida since the attack, 10 have been resettled in the greater Orlando area — with five resettled in Orlando proper and five resettled in Kissimmee. The rest of the refugees settled in Florida were placed in Clearwater (6), Delray Beach (5), Miami (5), Pensacola (5), Tampa (18), Breitbart reports. Last month, a record high of 1,069 refugees were admitted to the U.S., which was the standing record until 1,523 were given admission this month.
Florida Governor, Rick Scott says he is opposed to having refugees resettle in his state, and has expressed his concerns with the administration’s refusal to give any information to him about the Syrians. “The White House said they will not share that information with the Florida law enforcement. They said, oh, that — those people have privacy rights,” Scott said in an interview with Fox News.
Governor Scott went on to say: “What about our security rights? The security and making sure if you live in my state, you’re gonna be safe. I’m responsible for the safety of the people in my state. I’m fed up with the fact that we’re not destroying ISIS. We’re not vetting these people; we’re not taking care of our own citizens.”
The Obama administration has dramatically increased the speed at which they process and screen incoming refugees in order to meet the President’s goal of welcoming 10,000 Syrian refugees for the fiscal year. Not only does this pose a greater risk to have members of lSlS to slip through the cracks, it goes against warnings from security officials about potential vulnerabilities that stem from relocating individuals from terror hot-spots such as Syria.
H/T [Washington Examiner]