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Urge Congress to close the border and issue travel restrictions out of North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia!

Don't let your member complain about 10,000 refugees all the while ignoring hundreds of thousands of immigrants coming in from that region via our open-ended visa system.

Congress is considering a proposal that would require some additional FBI scrutiny for about 10,000 refugees from the war in Syria and Iraq. There’s only one problem, it ignores the vast majority of people who travel to the U.S. every single year from the region with regular visas.

“This seems like a cynical joke rather than a serious effort to beef up security,” said Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning. “Rather than thoroughly vet and restrict the hundreds of thousands of visas issued out of North Africa, the Middle East and Asia, and have a real discussion about the wisdom of the geographic allocation of our legal immigration system, Congress is papering over these larger issues with a knee-jerk small approach focusing upon 10,000 Syrian refugees expected in the next year. They must be kidding.”

The whole approach has an obvious loophole, Manning noted: “Even if they make it harder to qualify as a refugee, the fact is our borders — thanks to our open-ended visa program — are still wide open. The enemy will just apply for employment, student, or basic travel visas. The 9/11 hijackers were all on legal visas, not pretending to be refugees seeking asylum."

“That is why if Congress is truly serious about this issue they will restrict travel on the basis of region where the enemy is traveling out of until this situation is sorted, the war has ended, and the enemy is eliminated. Having open-ended immigration from countries you are at war with is exceptionally unwise. In the meantime, the enemy, after fighting in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere, with blood fresh on their hands, are sneaking into the West and hiding in expat communities. Those who are already here and home-grown terrorists are a separate issue subject to the FBI, counterterrorism officials and local law enforcement. What Congress can do now, to limit this threat, is close off travel from areas the enemy is known to originate and travel from.”

You know what to do! Let’s urge Congress to close off the border and restrict travel from regions where the enemy is known to travel from. Don’t let your member complain about 10,000 refugees all the while ignoring hundreds of thousands of immigrants coming in from that region via our open-ended visa system.

As ALG’s Manning concluded, “This is the big discussion that we need to have in our nation. Do we want to follow the suicidal immigration policies that find Europe beset by no-go zones inhabited by immigrants who follow Sharia Law and have no intention of assimilating, or do we want to follow our nation’s immigration laws and control who gets the privilege of entering the United States? That is the real choice Congress faces.”

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