A Nation of Immigrants: Syrian Refugee Bill

I have never been against immigrants entering this country. Being an immigrant myself I believe that is us who have made this country  a great nation. This country was founded by immigrants and continues to be great country were  people from different parts of the world can raise their standard of living through hard work and education.

Today the Senate voted on the  bill H.R. 4038-American Security Act Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act. According to U.S. News;  “The Senate fell short of the three-fifths needed to move ahead. The vote was 55-43.”  This refugee bill, which passed the House last year is dead and President Obama had warmed that he would veto the bill if it made to his desk. This bill would have allowed more immigrants from the middle east to enter this country but with more restriction. According to Politicususa.com; “The House bill explained by the Hill would prevent any refugees form Syria or Iraq from being admitted to the U.S unless the FBI, Department of Homeland Intelligence can certify to Congress that each refugee does not pose a security threat.” I don’t see any problem with this bill because is not closing the doors to any immigrants it is only to make sure that those immigrants who are  criminals do not enter the country. The Obama administration does the same thing with immigrants from Mexico and Central America . He sends back home those who commit a crime. I hope that for the good of this country we can pass a bill that makes us safe and welcomes immigrants who want to pursue the American Dream.

Paul Ryan Speaker of the House made a great statement today which I totally agree with:

“By blocking this measure, Senate Democrats are making it that much harder for us to keep Americans safe. Their vote is irresponsible in a time of grave threats. Even the administration’s top law-enforcement officials say there are gaps in our refugee program that terrorists can exploit. Our approach balances security and compassion, and it was backed by a veto-proof majority in the House. We will continue to look for common ground to protect the homeland and defeat the threat posed by ISIS and radical Islamic terror.”

He is right we have to protect this country so that we can continue  to be the great nation we have always been.

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Obama State of the Union Speech: Broken Promises

In his speech president Barack Obama demonstrated that he has not accomplished any of the things he promised eight year ago when he won for president of the United States.

When Obama became president of the United States many people had high expectations of him. They thought that he was going to bring a real change . But instead he continue to expand the Bush agenda. He has not close Guantanamo, he has not done anything to fix the immigration system, he renew the Patriot Act (which violates the civil liberties of all the people living in this country). With his health care reform he has force all people to buy insurance or pay a fee for not having one. His actions are contrary to the ideals that founded this country.

The funny thing is that in his speech he mentioned that he strongly believes in the values of  liberty and in a free market system that make the United States a great nation. In this I agree with the comment of governor Gary Johnson who said the following in his twitter account; “Too often, I find myself agreeing with what Obama says. More often, it’s what he does that’s the problem.” Governor Gary Johnson is right in his statement because president Obama words are not the problem, the problem are his actions that go against what he says.

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