The fate of thousands of refugees lies in the hands of the US Senate after the House passed a new bill. So why are lawmakers saying no to refugees?
House Approves Tougher Refugee Screening, Defying Veto Threat
“The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to drastically tighten screening procedures on refugees from Syria, seizing on the creeping fear stemming from the Paris attacks and threatening to undermine President Obama’s Middle East policy.”
Here’s A List Of The Democrats Who Voted To Shut The Door On Syrian Refugees
“The bill, which passed 289-137, was intended as a response to fears that ISIS militants could sneak into the U.S. by posing as refugees in the wake of last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris. Security experts say such a scenario is unlikely.”
Bloomberg Politics Poll: Most Americans Oppose Syrian Refugee Resettlement
“Most Americans want the U.S. to stop letting in Syrian refugees amid fears of terrorist infiltrations after the Paris attacks, siding with Republican presidential candidates, governors, and lawmakers who want to freeze the Obama administration’s resettlement program.”
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