Young mice practicing to become rats
In contrast to a growing number of his Republican counterparts, Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy won’t stand in the way of Syrian refugees coming to Connecticut in the wake of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris.
Malloy spokesman Devon Puglia said Monday that Connecticut will take its cue from the federal government on what is becoming an immigration policy litmus test for the nation’s governors and presidential candidates alike.
“Obviously in light of the tragedy in Paris, we have questions about the Department of Homeland’s screening measures for refugees entering our country,” Puglia said. “We are continuing to work with and await guidance from the appropriate federal agencies on screening measures that will be taken. With that said, if refugees – many who are children fleeing a horrific, war-torn country – seek and are granted asylum after a rigorous security process, we should and will welcome them in Connecticut.”
This is either pure hype: the DHS will never provide adequate screening, so the gov can simply wring his hands and claim, “we’d love to let them in, but we’re not sure it’s safe” for the rest of his term, or he can follow his leader Barrack’s lead and simply open the gates.
My money and my life are, unfortunately, on the second option.
Mr. I will not put American boots on Syrian soil” is sending American boots, and their wearers, onto Syrian soil. What happens when Mr. “The 80s are Calling, they want their foreign policy back” experiences soldiers killed by Russian fire? Will that be another red line in the sand?