Obama unilaterally changes law to allow Muslim immigrants who provided material support to terrorists


The wholesale slaughter of Christians in Syria, Egypt, Nigeria, et al necessitates emergency asylum from sharia persecution. But Obama has done nothing to provide help and support to victims of Muslim persecution.

Instead, Obama supports the jihad force. Every time.

“Obama admin unilaterally changes law to allow immigrants with ‘limited’ terror contact into US,” Daily Caller, February 5, 2014 (thanks to TH)

The Obama administration has issued new exemptions to a law that bars certain asylum-seekers and refugees who provided “limited material support” to terrorists who are believed to pose no threat from the U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security and the State Department published the new exemptions Wednesday in the Federal Register to narrow a ban in the Immigration and Nationality Act excluding refugees and asylum seekers who had provided limited material support, no matter how minor, to terrorists.

“These exemptions cover five kinds of limited material support that have adversely and unfairly affected refugees and asylum seekers with no tangible connection to terrorism: material support that was insignificant in amount or provided incidentally in the course of everyday social, commercial, family or humanitarian interactions, or under significant pressure,” a DHS official explained to The Daily Caller.

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry signed the exemptions.

DHS contends that the law change is “commonsense” and that immigration procedures will remain the same in other respects.

“In addition to rigorous background vetting, including checks coordinated across several government agencies, these exemptions will only be applied on a case-by-case basis after careful review and all security checks have cleared,” the official added. “This exemption process is vital to advancing the U.S. government’s twin goal of protecting the world’s most vulnerable persons while ensuring U.S. national security and public safety.”

While the administration says the rule change is reasonable, former State Department official and current director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration StudiesJessica Vaughan questioned the administration’s right to unilaterally change the law.

“[T]here is a very legitimate question as to whether the administration actually has the authority to change the law in this way,” Vaughan wrote in an email to TheDC. “It seems to me that they are announcing that they will be disregarding yet another law written by Congress that they don’t like and are replacing it with their own guidelines, which in this case appear to be extremely broad and vague, and which are sure to be exploited by those seeking to game our generous refugee admissions program.”

While Vaughan conceded that there are a number of immigrants seeking protection who have been denied due to unintentional contact with terrorists, she sees the exemptions as likely another opportunity for people to get around the system. (RELATED: Is spotty immigration enforcement to blame for MS-13 gang havoc?)

“If the recent past is any guide, those evaluating these cases will be ordered to ignore red flags in the applications, especially if the applicant is supported by one of the many advocacy groups that have the ear of senior DHS staff,” she explained. “The administration already approves of the admission of gang members as asylees and criminals in the DACA program and grants of prosecutorial discretion, so I don’t expect them to be troubled by the admission of terrorists and garden variety fraudsters in our refugee program.  This is how we end up with families like the Tsarnaev brothers [the Boston marathon bombers], who were originally admitted for political asylum.”

On the other side of the spectrum, Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy cheered the changes to that law passed by Congress following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

According to Leahy’s office, the senator has been pushing for such exemptions for years.

“The existing interpretation was so broad as to be unworkable. It resulted in deserving refugees and asylees being barred from the United States for actions so tangential and minimal that no rational person would consider them supporters of terrorist activities,” the Vermont Democrat said in a statement. “These changes help return our nation to its historic role as a welcoming sanctuary to the world’s most vulnerable populations. It is long past time to return common-sense to our refugee and asylum laws and these new exemptions are an important step in that process.”

There are the types of asylum or refugee status seekers who would have been previously barred from entering the U.S., according to DHS include:

1) Individuals who provided small or inconsequential amounts of support without an intent to further any terrorist or violent activities, such as a refugee who gave a bowl of rice to a member of an opposition group.

2) Individuals who, in the ordinary course of business transactions or social or family interactions, have incidentally provided support with no intent of abetting violent or terrorist activity.  For instance, an owner of a restaurant who serves food to any paying customer, even though he knows some of them are members of an opposition group; or a mother or father who-as any parent would-fed and clothed their young adult child, even when they knew their child is part of a resistance movement.

3) Individuals who have provided certain humanitarian assistance – for example, an aid worker who handed out bottled water and blankets to victims of a natural disaster or those displaced by civil conflict, some of whom happen to be members of an opposition group.

4) Individuals who have provided support under significant pressure that does not quite rise to the level of duress (for which there are already exemptions in place), but that is significant enough that anyone in the same situation would see no reasonable alternative and would do the same.  We have seen, for example, a farmer who regularly pays a toll to a resistance group in order to cross a bridge to take his food to market, or a Syrian refugee who pays an opposition group to gain safe passage out of Syria.

Vaughan pointed out that in some cases, only the word of the individual would be used to make a determination.

“In my experience as a former State Dept. consular official, I know that there are some qualified applicants that get excluded because we cannot be sure if they are truly associated with terrorist or criminal groups, but it is better to err on the side of caution when it comes to national security and public safety,” she explained. “After all, there are usually other resettlement options for these people – they don’t have to come to the U.S., even if that’s what they want.”

And while the changes will affect those seeking protection in the short term, the manner in which the Obama administration changed the law will not be lost on Republican skeptics of immigration reform in the long term.

“This glaring end-run around Congress underscores that immigration reform is doomed to failure,” a Senate GOP aide told TheDC.

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  • Hans Schaden

    Khalifa Barry Sotero in words, deeds and fatwas (exec. orders) has made it abundantly clear that he is anti-US and staunch;ly on the side of the moslem terrorist groups.
    Problem is that our congress (with far too few exceptions) has been apparently bought and paid for by oil money or else held in check by whatever dirt Mullah Barak
    has on them!
    Time for Wimp Boehner to insist of the khalifa’s immediate resignation if the Dems
    hope to ever raise the debt ceiling again! Our sniveling collaborator (Boner) will
    simply not use the House’s authority to get anything done!

    • Trond Larsen

      Off with Boehner’s political head too and you can add that terrorist John McCain to the list and Hillary (whats the point) Clinton while you are at it. These damned traitors make Bush look like a school boy.

  • Charles

    This is beyond disheartening. I always used to think, where were all Germans, members of civil society when the Nazi craziness started. It´s clear now what happened then. Same thing that it´s happening here and now. People are paralyzed, not because they not know what´s happening, but because they don´t know what to do. And we have hundreds of people in Congress representing us, but they seem to be worthless, incapable of doing their job. What a shame!

    • oldwhiteguy

      the second amendment is there and shows the way to an action that must be taken in order for a free people to remain free.

      • MannieP

        The thing with the Second Amendment is that, if you go off too early, you are a lone nutcase. It takes a mass movement. If the mass movement fails to coalesce, or coalesces too late, we miss the boat.

        There is no leadership currently advocating rebellion. There may never be.

        This will be a closely run thing.

        • oldwhiteguy

          unfortunately closely run races can be lost very quickly.

        • Mike_Travis

          Mannie, it is unwise to advocate rebellion for that gives the traitors cause to use violence against us. It is better to call for restoration and work for that peacefully, knowing that the traitors in govt. may still employ violence against us. That means we must be prepared to defend ourselves when it becomes necessary, which is a lawful act as our Declaration of Independence acknowledges our right to alter or abolish the government when it becomes tyrannical.

          Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparat bellum.

    • JP

      If you still believe Obama is a secret Muslim who wants to spread Islamic
      law in the U.S. consider this-
      When you look carefully at many Islamic countries, you’ll see they tend to
      share these values:

      They are anti-abortion
      They oppose the separation of church and state
      They believe religion and prayer should be taught in school
      They tend to believe that women should have fewer rights than men
      They oppose “multiculturalism”
      They consider homosexuality as a sin and believe gay marriage should be

      If President Obama really wanted to spread Islamic law in America, he would
      be a Republican.

      • oldwhiteguy

        I have a word for you. taqiyya.

        • Trond Larsen

          He’d have to understand the lie first to tell it.

      • Trond Larsen

        When you can drop the kindergarten logic, come on back, that might work on the Huffpost back slappers, but it ain’t working here. What was Bush’s excuse, and Clinton’s excuse? What is Clinton’s excuse now? Political agenda’s are narrow affairs meant to deceive the public, seems to be working on you.

      • Beans

        your’re a complete idiot, the traitor is simply applying
        Taqiyya, and for the record my name is MIKE

      • Mike_Travis

        JP, you are so far separated from reality it is incredible. Who paid you to come here and distort the truth? Or are you a muslim? Either way, your nonsense won’t work here so if you like muslims so much, move to Saudi Arabia. They are always glad to have new muslims. Just remember that if you ever disagree with them, they will behead you in public as a lesson to those who dare question islam.

    • Trond Larsen

      You know, I really don’t think most people give a flying frig and the ones that do are, well mostly cowards, and for good reason, their heads would roll.

    • Mike_Travis

      Charles, many people, like JP below, ignore or lie about the truth that islam wants to conquer the entire world, forcing it to submit to islam. People like us who understand this truth, must act, even if their action does not immediately result in the eradication of islam from America. There are plenty of things we can all do so get involved and don’t stop, for if we ever stop fighting them, they will win and all our descendants will be slaves, murdered, or forced to convert to islam.

      Here are some things we can all do, though there are many more:
      > Join ACT for America, a national group started by Brigette Gabriel to expose islam

      > Attend public meetings where muslim speakers go and put direct questions to them to expose them
      > Download a copy of “The Project” (I think that is the right title) which is a written business plan the muslim brotherhood wrote back in the 80’s that describes in detail how they plan to conquer the West, including America
      > Download a copy of the filthy Koran (You can find it online for free. Try to find one translated by Yusuf Ali as some translations are intentionally skewed to distort the truth so they can argue they are peaceful)
      > Spread the word to everyone you know about the truth that islam will never stop in their march to conquer the world. Proof is they have been doing this since their formation by the lunatic mohammed. You may lose some friends but would you rather have friends or a free America for your children, grandchildren, and future generations? Time to choose.
      > Inform your local governments about the truth of islam. They will of course resist for they fear retribution by the feds and by militant islamist groups like CAIR, but we must fight them every way we can. Use facts, not rhetoric.
      > Commit to fighting islam as long as you live, for they are already committed to fighting the world forever, or until they win. The truth is wwe can never give up this fight until islam is totally eradicated from earth, for they will never quit as that is what theur satanic book requires them to do.

  • Nighthawk

    He has a pen and a phone.

  • Melanie Schielder
  • Bernhard Rosenberg

    When a community repeats a suicidal strategy ( RABBI Stephen Wise again) it clearly is not interested in survival.
    ALL my instincts tell me . IT IS THE ERA OF RABBI Stephen WISE AGAIN. . . THE AMERICAN liberal RABBIS support Obama, Kerry and Hillary. Why is the American Orthodox Rabbinate not defending AIPAC AND ISRAEL. Speak out before it is too late. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG, FORMERLY CHAIRMAN RABBIS FOR ROMNEY.

  • guest

    He is a muslim, and hates America, A Democrat.. Of course his party stands behind them, so they are all traitors!

    • Mike_Travis

      Don’t be confused about the parties, they are both complicit in Ovomit’s treason by the fact that they have allowed him into office, allowed him to implement unlawful EO’s, allowed him to commit Treason, yet not ONE of them in either party has spoken out to charge him with ANY of his numerous crimes. Therefore, both parties are guilty of being complicit in all his crimes, including Treason.

  • RobertLaity

    Obama supports Terrorism. He is a muslim supremacist usurper and fraud.

    • http://pislamonauseacentral.blogspot.com/ Gary Rumain

      It’s time to impeach.

      • Mike_Travis

        No, it is time to convict and execute him for Treason! Then do the same for congress has accepted his treason and is thereby complicit with him in committing treason. This is the law, though they all despise and violate it, which is all the more reason to execute them according to the very laws they despise.

  • JP

    If you still believe Obama is a secret Muslim who wants to spread Islamic law in the U.S. consider this:

  • JP

    When you look carefully at many Islamic countries, you’ll see they tend to share these values:

    They are anti-abortion
    They oppose the separation of church and state
    They believe religion and prayer should be taught in school
    They tend to believe that women should have fewer rights than men
    They oppose “multiculturalism”
    They consider homosexuality as a sin and believe gay marriage should be outlawed

    If President Obama really wanted to spread Islamic law in America, he would be a Republican

    • Trond Larsen

      You must be a farmer because you are spreading quite a bit of sh1t before planting time.

      • Mike_Travis

        Good one!

  • john brown

    Obama : the hip word for treason.

  • billcowan1


    • Mike_Travis

      Bingo! So if they won’t then We the People must stand up and enforce it as is our right and duty to do. How?
      Start by filing your own charges of Treason against Ovomit, then notify congress that by failing to charge Ovomit with his crimes, they are complicit and are subject to being charged along with him.

      Then push this and don’t stop. It should be obvious to everyone that we can no longer rely on our government to enforce any law according to the Constitution, which means it is up to us. I pray it does not happen but it may reach the point where the only option left is to force the government to obey or arrest them. This would require force of arms which I am not calling on us to do yet, but to be prepared for it if the tyrants in government force us into that position.

  • Trond Larsen

    Is it any wonder the government is so busy arming Homeland Security? If I was a pissed off American I’d realize that I was a war with my government. McCain, what the hell is he doing. John Boehner? Same thing. Are there any real men left in government who haven’t been bought and paid for by special interests and off shore interests? America has become a political whore who has outlived any morality she once had, isn’t it all too obvious.

  • Maranatha

    Where’s the 5 million men and women march on Washington for impeachment??????After 2014 we will not have another chance…!!!!


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