Michigan governor puts refugee acceptance efforts on hold

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Smart move.

Governor Rick Snyder

Governor Rick Snyder

On Sunday,  republican Governor of Michigan Rick Snyder announced that his state would postpone efforts to accept Syrian refugees. He stated he was doing so “until federal officials fully review security clearances and procedures.”
And his reasoning? He stated that Michigan is “proud of our rich history of immigration” but that Michigan’s “first priority is protecting the safety of our residents.”
Snyder added, “There will be difficult days ahead for the people of France and they remain in our thoughts and prayers,” he said. “It’s also important to remember that these attacks are the efforts of extremists and do not reflect the peaceful ways of people of Middle Eastern descent here and around the world.”
Mayor Mike Duggan/Photo via WXYZ.com

Mayor Mike Duggan/Photo via WXYZ.com

In early October, Mayor Mike Duggan (democrat) said Detroit was among the cities willing to “step up” as a host for refugees amid the crisis in war-torn Syria. In September, Duggan said he met with President Obama and had been in talks with federal officials for several weeks about the plan and is “very willing” to accept refugees.
This could lead to a showdown between Obama and a republican governor. Despite the Paris terrorist attacks, Obama still plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees.
Course this move by Snyder may be too late to stop whatever potential terrorists may be in Michigan. About 4,000 refugees from countries in the Middle East and Africa resettled in Michigan last year, according to the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement. Beside Syria, refugees are coming from Iraq and other regions held by Islamic State.
Over at The Detroit News, the majority of comments are positive about this latest move from governor Snyder. Course we did have the standard raaaacist comment: Republicans are racist cowards.

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0 responses to “Michigan governor puts refugee acceptance efforts on hold

  1. Well this governor is screwing up Obama’s strategy to “wipe out America”.
    The plan was to get Jihadis on the production line at government motors so they can install the bombs in the new cars rather than have to retrofit them.

  2. I applaud the governor for making a common sense stance on the security of his state above those who strive to be “politically correct” (which in my mind really means “politically corrupt”).
    In regards to the racist remark:
    what ever happened to “sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me”?

  3. A governor with his head on his shoulders and thinking , a mayor with his head up his ass and enjoying the view . What would you rather have ?

  4. looks like Alabama Governor Bentley made the same decision:
    “[a]fter full consideration of this weekend’s attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris … I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm’s way.”

  5. What a surprise !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WE SHOULD GIVE THEM THE SAME TREATMENT THEY GIVE US ……………….As far as that so-called “peaceful org. ” goes …………..Who really gives a rats ass what they think ? . If they were true to there ideologies , they would be the 1ST to condemn this .

  6. I live in Michigan and am so grateful that Snyder is doing this. I wish he would say no permanently and never accept these parasites. Reports say the majority are men – so why are we taking them at all? These aren’t families who’re running. And, I say these people need to remain in their own countries and solve their political problems. This is nonsense and the true purpose of this isn’t being revealed. These people have ravaged and destroyed Germany and all of Europe like parasites taking and demanding what they want, expecting the people to pay for them with houses, phones, etc. This is true abuse of people and it’s being done regardless of what the citizens want. People – stand up for your rights and force your government officials to do your will, not theirs! As for Detroit – if and when they take them in, all the work Snyder has done to raise that city up will just go out the window. Duggan is a true Democrat/communist and he’s not doing Detroiters any favors and I hope they rise up and claim their rights to tell him NO!


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