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Pope Takes 12 Syrian Refugees to Vatican City


Number of Syrian refugees Pope Francis brought to Vatican City, that country he runs, following a visit to Lesbos, Greece, “a waypoint for hundreds of thousands of refugees escaping violence across the Middle East.” The three Muslim families will now be in the care of the Vatican, according to the National Catholic Reporter.


LePage Blames Asylum-Seekers for Bringing ‘Ziki’ Flies to Maine

Asylum seekers — I think the biggest problem in our state — and I’ll explain that to you… And what happens is you get hepatitis C, tuberculosis, AIDS, HIV, the ‘ziki fly’ [sic] all these other foreign type of diseases that find a way to our land.

— Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R), saying that asylum seekers are the biggest problem for his state, MPBN News reports.


Obama Approval Rating Falls Amid Terrorism Fears


Presidential Obama’s approval rating, with 50% disapproving, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll. The fall has been driven almost entirely by concerns about terrorism and refugees.


Calling the President a ‘Quisling’ Is Not Helpful

Europe is under invasion and Paris is the first city to fall under full attack. We in the U.S. are next and the Quisling who has opened wide our gates to the invading horde is our very own president.

— Alaska state Rep. Pete Kelly (R), quoted by the Alaska Dispatch News, on the Syrian refugees.


Majority of Americans Agrees with GOP on Syrian Refugees


Of Americans say the nation should not continue a program to resettle up to 10,000 Syrian refugees, according to a new Bloomberg poll. Just 28% would keep the program with the screening process as it now exists, while 11% said they would favor a limited program to accept only Syrian Christians while excluding Muslims.


More than Half of U.S. Governors Against Admitting Syrian Refugees


Number of U.S. Governors who say they are opposed to letting Syrian refugees seek asylum in their state. “The political calculus behind these gestures becomes apparent when you look at new polling data released today by the Public Religion Research Institute, which finds that a majority of Americans — 56 percent — say that the values of Islam are “at odds” with America’s values and way of life. This is up significantly from 2011, when only 47 percent of Americans said this.”


Obama Ridicules GOP ‘Tough Talk’ Over Syrian Refugees

These are the same folks who suggested they’re so tough that just talk to Putin or staring down ISIL [will work] … but they’re scared of widows and orphans …. First they were worried the press was too tough on them in the debates, now they’re worried about 3-year old orphans. That doesn’t sound very tough to me.

— President Obama, quoted by NBC News, blasting GOP presidential candidates for rhetoric about Syrian refugees.