Barack Hussein Obama is reportedly furthering his pro-Muslim agenda by pursuing under-the-radar “alternative” ways to bring in more Syrian and other refugees.
This news came after a “high-level meeting” on Syrian refugee admission was attended by State Department officials in Switzerland. At this meeting, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi called for countries to look for “alternative avenues” for refugees like student and work visas, and expanded family reunification programs.
“These pathways can take many forms: not only resettlement, but also more flexible mechanisms for family reunification, including extended family members, [labor] mobility schemes, student visa and scholarships, as well as visa for medical reasons,” Grandi said, according to Fox News.
Obama’s State Department quickly released a note to the media reaffirming their “commitment to resettle at least 10,000 Syrians in FY 2016 and increase the total number of resettled refugees from around the world to 100,000 by the end of FY 2017.”
“The United States joins UNHCR in calling for new ways nations, civil society, the private sector, and individuals can together address the global refugee challenge. The United States encourages other countries to consider expanding resettlement and other forms of admissions for all refugee populations, ensuring that more of those in need have the opportunity to start their lives anew in safety and with dignity,” the note said.
Nayla Rush, senior researcher at the Center for Immigration Studies, told the press she believes Obama’s administration is “100 percent” behind the idea.
“My fear is they aren’t really going to let anyone know about it,” Rush said.
In their note to the media, the State Department said the US “has created a program to allow U.S. citizens and permanent residents to file refugee applications for their Syrian family members.” Rush sees this as a sign that Obama is expanding the family reunification program.
“Why create a family reunification program for Syrian refugees when refugees in the U.S. are already entitled to ask for their spouse and unmarried children under 21 to join them? Unless of course, the aim is to widen family circles to include aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, grandmothers and grandfathers,” Rush said in a blog post on the subject.
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