The United States of America has a long history of welcoming refugees who have no choice but to flee war and persecution from their native countries. Accepting refugees of all faiths and backgrounds is one of the many things that makes our country so beautiful. However, the most important thing to consider in this day and age is the safety, security, and well being of the American people.The truth is, there have already been countless of well-documented cases of terrorists infiltrating the United States immigration program, disguised as harmless refugees, yet looking to carry out the horrendous mission of ISIS while promising to further exploit the terrorist organization. Carefully balancing the safety of the American people & helping refugees fleeing persecution is a sensitive issue, and now is the time to take action.
Over the past week, the House Judiciary Committee has been considering different ways to go about fixing our damaged refugee program. One of the bills suggests stronger refugee vetting and lowering the annual refugee ceiling to a number suggested by President Trump. This bill may seem harsh, but it is one that must be considered.
Helping refugees in need is a fundamental part of our country, but the system needs to be modernized in order to fit today’s security challenges. The new “Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act” aims to fix these problems.
The new bill intends on amplifying the integrity of the refugee program by avoiding frauds and protecting the American people and overall national security. This bill will require federal immigration officers to carefully scan each applicant’s internet postings and all social media.
The United States of America is a nation of great compassion and generosity, but we must never allow for “fake refugees” to take advantage of that. The Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act will make essential changes to help refugees start new, healthy and productive lives in the incredible country that we are lucky enough to call home.