Should the U.S. Open Its Arms to Syrian Refugees?

Should the United States start freely welcoming Syrian refugees today, or should it wait until more stringent vetting processes are in place?

Last night, on Al Jazeera America’s “Inside Story with Ray Suarez,” Horace Cooper of the National Center for Public Policy Research noted that it’s not just Republicans demanding increased security measures, but that there are definitely bipartisan objections.

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“This resettlement program is being botched by the Administration’s failed Syrian and national security policies,” declared Cooper. “We would never be having this kind of [bipartisan] uprising if the Administration wasn’t engaging in what clearly looks like ‘amateur hour’ and not a serious handling of the national security of the United States of America.”

Watch Horace’s entire appearance below:



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