Presidential Debate

The GOP Candidates Go Bonkers on Syrian Refugees

Even Rubio has lost his marbles on this issue

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Not a single GOP candidate in the clusterfuck that was the main debate tonight had the balls to stand up for Syrian refugees. Even Marco Rubio, may be along with Jeb Bush the GOP's least nuts candidate on immigration at this point, said that he won't let Syrian refugees in. "If we allow 9,999 Syrian refugees into the United States, and all of them are good people, but we allow one person in who's an ISIS killer, we just get one person wrong, we've got a serious problem," he croaked.

But the fact of the matter is that ISIS would have to be dumber than any of these assclowns — which would be really

Syrian Toddler
UNHCR Photo Download / Foter / CC BY-NC

saying something — to try and use the refugee process to enter America. That's because, as I have pointed out previously, of all the legal options available, this one is the longest, riskiest, most arduous and uncertain. It would be better for them to get airdropped by human coyotes in Langley than to use this route.

It takes even non-Syrian refugees about two years from the time they approach a US embassy abroad or an intermediary such as United Nations before they are referred to authorities up the food chain here. But because Syrians are coming from ISIS land they are subjected to a special third-degree that can take another two to three years. After that, the refugee still has a dozen or so other hurdles to cross. These include, as per USCIS website: Background checks by various agencies including the FBI/State Department/Customs and Immigration Officials at the port of entry, several in-person interviews, medical screening, finger printing etc etc etc…

Given that the vast majority of applicants get rejected after negotiating all the red tape, this would hardly be the method of choice for a really motivated ISIS agent with anything more than a room temperature IQ, especially since the odds that they'll be discovered and put away are so great.

But even as Rubio argued to slam the door on Syrian refugees, he called for US boots on the ground to aid local forces in the fight against ISIS. "We will have to embed additional American special operators alongside them to help them with training, to help them conduct special missions, and to help improve the air strikes," he lectured.

In other words, Rubio won't let victims of ISIS into America even though the risk they pose to American life is miniscule. But he will send American soldiers to ISIS and have them face the far greater risk of getting gassed, shelled, beheaded or burned alive.