After years of being intentionally ignored and left out to be slaughtered by ISIS by Barack Obama, Syrian Christians can breathe a sigh of relief. President Donald Trump is going to give them priority status for coming to the United States.
The move is likely to receive high praise from the majority of Americans after Obama prioritized Syrian Muslims coming into the U.S. and seeing the results of letting in a group of people that hold belief systems that are incompatible with American values.
President Donald Trump said on Friday that Syrian Christians will be given priority when it comes to applying for refugee status in the United States.
“If you were a Muslim you could come in, but if you were a Christian, it was almost impossible and the reason that was so unfair, everybody was persecuted in all fairness, but they were chopping off the heads of everybody but more so the Christians,” Trump said in an excerpt of an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network.
Pew Research Center reported in October 2016 that A total of 38,901 Muslim refugees entered the U.S. in fiscal year 2016, making up almost half (46%) of the nearly 85,000 refugees who entered the country in that period, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from the State Department’s Refugee Processing Center.
That means the U.S. has admitted the highest number of Muslim refugees of any year since data on self-reported religious affiliations first became publicly available in 2002.
Almost the same number of Christian (37,521) as Muslim refugees were admitted in fiscal 2016, which ended Sept. 30. A slightly lower share of 2016’s refugees were Christian (44%) than Muslim, the first time that has happened since fiscal 2006, when a large number of Somali refugees entered the U.S.
Source: Reuters with Additional Research Files From CW Editors Desk