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Babin: Paris Terrorist Attack Shows Why We Must Block Obama’s Syrian Refugee Plan

Leads Congressional Effort to Defund Obama’s Refugee Resettlement Plans

Washington, November 16, 2015

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36), who has been sounding the alarm and leading the effort in Congress to block President Obama’s Syrian refugee plan, is urging immediate action on his Resettlement Accountability National Security Act (H.R. 3314), as well as leading a letter to House leadership asking that a provision be included in the year-end spending bill that defunds the Administration’s dangerous and foolish plans to accept more Syrian refugees.

“The terrorist attack in Paris by militant Islamists is a loud clanging alarm bell to Congress and the American people warning us why we must block Obama’s reckless and foolish plan to allow tens of thousands of Syrian refugees into the U.S.  At least one of the Paris terrorists was a Syrian refugee who entered Europe just a few weeks ago.  It would be an abdication of our sworn duty to protect the American people if we fail to block Obama’s UN refugee plan.  Top DNI, CIA and FBI officials have said they are unable to fully screen terrorists out of the Syrian refugee population.  We also have seen more than 400 Americans join ISIS and there are reports of over 1,000 ISIS investigations ongoing.  Our duty is to defend the American people against all enemies foreign and domestic.  President Obama’s plan violates that oath.  That’s why I am leading the effort in Congress to block his plan and I will do all I can to stop this insanity.”