They all must look alike to Gov. Ducey

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PHOENIX – “Given the horrifying events in Paris last week, I am calling for an immediate halt in the placement of any new refugees in Arizona. As governor, I am invoking our state’s right under 8 USC, Section 1522 (a), to receive immediate consultation by federal authorities per the United States Refugee Act, and that the federal government take into account the concerns and recommendations of the state of Arizona as they are required to under federal law, in our efforts to keep our homeland safe. I also call on Congress and the President to immediately amend federal law to provide states greater oversight and authority in the administration of the placement of refugees. These acts serve as a reminder that the world remains at war with radical Islamic terrorists. Our national leaders must react with the urgency and leadership that every American expects to protect our citizens.”

I’m just going to add to the mountain of criticism the Arizona Governor and those of other states refusing (trying to, anyway) are getting by asking what should be an obvious question:

Exactly how easy do they think it would be for ISIS members to blend in with Syrian refugees fleeing said ISIS members so as to enter the US with the intention of committing terrorist acts? Have these right wing pants wetters ever considered that the ISIS members might, you know, be recognized as such by at least some of their fellow refugees? To believe otherwise is pure “they all look alike” racism, which has been known to lead to deadly outcomes. Shockingly irresponsible for Ducey and those other governors to foment such ignorance and bigotry, especially since all the evidence thus far in the Paris bombing points to no Syrian refugees being involved.

It’s also super “pro-life” of these conservative governors to want to deny safe refuge to Syrian children at risk of rape and murder at the hands of ISIS, isn’t it?

8 responses to “They all must look alike to Gov. Ducey

  1. “Exactly how easy do they think it would be for ISIS members to blend in with Syrian refugees fleeing said ISIS members so as to enter the US with the intention of committing terrorist acts?”

    Maybe one of the statist on this site could answer a few questions for me:
    1.) Why would Syrian refugees make the dangerous and extremely long journey to European nations and U.S. rather than the Islamic oriented Arab nations around them?
    2.) The civil war in certain parts of Syria has been going on for five plus years. Why has it taken 5 full years for Syrians in the particular regions to leave?
    3.) Why are many of the refugees young men?
    4.) Why are the five wealthiest Gulf Nations refusing to take even one refugee?

    • Donna Gratehouse

      And you must think they all look alike, even to each other, if you don’t think refugees fleeing from them in fear of their lives wouldn’t recognize any of them.

  2. Frances Perkins

    He is just a more sophisticated panderer than Joe Arpaio.

  3. Forget Diane Douglas, recall that reprobate of a governor we have.

  4. I believe the correct pejorative, to quote Lyndon Johnson, is piss-ant.

  5. DeeAnn Lett-Neal

    This makes me so ashamed to say that I live in this state. Hopefully he will actually read the Refugee Act of 1980, and realize that he can be impeached or removed for such actions rejecting approved refugees. We need to learn from the past and not repeat the mistakes we made against the Japanese, the Jews, and the Germans. Heaven help him see the error of his actions.