I did not like having to vote for Trump, but so far, every day he does something good. Every day he reverses another terrible policy.
Now President Donald Trump says persecuted Christians will be given priority when it comes to applying for refugee status in the United States, reversing Obama’s policy of favoring Muslims.
“We are going to help them,” President Trump tells CBN News. “They’ve been horribly treated. Do you know if you were a Christian in Syria it was impossible, at least very tough to get into 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. And I thought it was very, very unfair.”
State Department figures show that the Obama system overwhelmingly favored Muslim refugees. Of the 2,184 Syrian refugees admitted to the United States in 2015, only 53 are Christians while 2,098 are Muslim, the Christian News Service reported.
That is only about 2% Christian vs. a 98% Muslim ratio even though Syria’s population is 90 percent Muslim and 10 percent Christian:
(Frontpage Magazine) The most horrifying thing about Obama’s Syrian refugee program was how thoroughly it kept out Christians, Yazidis and other persecuted non-Muslims.
Instead of favoring those oppressed by Muslim violence, it rewarded the oppressors. Muslims dominated by almost universal numbers with only a handful of Christians being allowed into the country. That was the equivalent of a Holocaust refugee program in which 34 refugees were Jewish and 99% were members of the Nazi party.
But President Trump is making it clear that America will return to an ethical and compassionate refugee policy that reflects who we really are.