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Monday, November 16, 2015

Alabama Governor: No Syrian Refugees to Alabama

By Rick Pearcey • November 16, 2015, 11:17 AM

The following statement was released November 15 by the office of Alabama governor Robert Bentley:

Governor Robert Bentley on Sunday announced he is refusing Syrian refugees relocating to Alabama.

"After full consideration of this weekend's attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. As your Governor, I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm's way," Governor Robert Bentley said.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is working diligently with the FBI, DHS and federal intelligence partners to monitor any possible threats. Law enforcement presence has been increased at major gathering events in Alabama to further insure the safety of citizens. To date, there has been no credible intelligence of any terrorist threats in Alabama.

Alabama currently has one U.S. State Department approved refugee processing center in Mobile. There have been no Syrian refugees relocated in Alabama to date, though neighboring states have processed a number of refugees.

“The acts of terror committed over the weekend are a tragic reminder to the world that evil exists and takes the form of terrorists who seek to destroy the basic freedoms we will always fight to preserve. I will not place Alabamians at even the slightest, possible risk of an attack on our people. Please continue to join me in praying for those who have suffered loss and for those who will never allow freedom to fade at the hands of terrorists," Governor Bentley added.



Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Debate Gold: Ted Cruz Soars on Immigration -- Youtube

By Rick Pearcey • November 11, 2015, 12:04 PM

"Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz struck gold with his comments on immigration at Tuesday night's debate, delivering remarks that resonated well with a Fox News focus group composed of New Hampshire primary voters," Oliver Darcy reports at The Blaze.

I transcribed his remarks, and here is what Cruz said:

What was said was right. The Democrats are laughing. Because if Republicans join Democrats as the party of amnesty, we will lose.

And, you know, I understand that when the mainstream media covers immigration, it doesn't often see it as an economic issue.

But I can tell you for millions of Americans at home watching this, it is a very personal economic issue.

And I will say the politics of it would be very, very different if a bunch of lawyers or bankers were crossing the Rio Grande.

Or if a bunch of people with journalism degrees were coming over and driving down the wages in the press.

Then we would see stories about the economic calamity that is befalling our nation.

And I will say, for those of us who believe people ought to come to this country legally, and we should enforce the law, we're tired of being told it's anti-immigrant.

It's offensive.

I am the son of an immigrant who came legally from Cuba to seek the American Dream. And we can embrace legal immigration while believing in the rule of law.

And I would note, try going illegally to another country. Try going to China or Japan. Try going to Mexico. See what they do.

Every sovereign nation secures its borders.

And it is not compassionate to say we're not going to enforce the laws, and we're going to drive down the wages for millions of hard-working men and women.

"That is abandoning the working man," Cruz said.

You can watch these remarks by Cruz on this Youtube video, beginning at the 1:01 mark.