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Federal Judge Calls Out Obama Administration Over Lack of Christian Refugees

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Syrian refugees at a camp in Turkey in 2013 with USAID's Nancy Lindborg. Photo: State Department.

Syrian refugees at a camp in Turkey in 2013 with USAID’s Nancy Lindborg. Photo: State Department.

JNS.org — A federal judge has criticized the Obama administration for the low numbers of Syrian Christian refugees who have been admitted to the United States.

“It is well documented that refugees to the United States are not representative of that war-torn area of the world,” Circuit Judge Daniel Manion wrote. “Perhaps 10 percent of the population of Syria is Christian, and yet less than one-half of 1 percent of Syrian refugees admitted to the United States this year are Christian.”

Of the roughly 11,000 refugees brought here through mid-September, only 56 were Christian, according to data from the Refugee Processing Center.

“To date, there has not been a good explanation for this perplexing discrepancy,” Manion said.

Manion speculated, that the lack of Christian refugees might be tied to these terror designations, as if, for example, an individual seeking asylum is tied to a Christian militia with such a DHS label, he may be denied entry.

“It is at least possible that incidental affiliation with some Christian militia could lead an immigration officer to deny entry to Syrians on this basis,” he wrote.

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  • Holy Shirt

    Under Obama’s DHS, George Habash could enter easier than the Pope!.

  • Gilbert Chavez

    …Hillary doesn’t like Christians either

  • Gilbert Chavez

    Obama doesn’t like Christians.

  • Lionel Mandrake

    Haven’t you noticed? Christians don’t matter anymore.