Info on refugee settlers not forthcoming

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Dept. of Homeland Security emblemA conservative talk-show host agrees with the governor of Florida about the lack of information being provided about refugees being brought to the U.S.

In the wake of the weekend terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida Governor Rick Scott told reporters that following the Paris attacks, he asked President Obama if the government would provide information on the Muslim refugees coming to his state. But he was told the Obama administration didn't want to violate the privacy rights of the refugees.

Scott says the federal government isn't sharing enough information about foreigners being allowed into the U.S. 

"We want ISIS destroyed,” the governor stated. “Radical Islam does not belong here. If you believe in evil, we're going to do something about it.

"If you're going to vet somebody who is going to come into the country, shouldn't my law enforcement officers know that information in case there's risk so they can keep my citizens safe?" he asked. "I'm responsible for the 20 million people who live in our state, and 100 million tourists. Our state is tied to tourism - we love people coming here. But give me a break - give me the information."

Sandy Rios, director of governmental affairs at the American Family Association and host of a morning talk-show on American Family Radio, says Scott is exposing something that's a reality.  

Sandy Rios"We are letting in hundreds of Syrian refugees even as I speak without the ability to vet them,” she says. “[This] just underscore[s] what Governor Scott found out when he asked the president, Could you tell us something about the refugees you're sending into Florida? - and the Obama administration said, No, we can't. It violates their privacy." 

Rios says ten months ago, Senators Jeff Sessions and Ted Cruz sent three letters to various agencies also trying to find out about recently resettled refugees but as of yet haven't received any responses.


Editor's Note: The American Family Association is the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.

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