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Let persecuted in, Cotton says

Bill allows for 50,000 Syrians

By Frank E. Lockwood

This article was published March 18, 2016 at 5:45 a.m.

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U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., speaks in front of the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, May 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)


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WASHINGTON -- On the same day that the U.S. government accused the Islamic State of genocide, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton introduced legislation to allow up to 50,000 members of Syrian religious minorities to resettle in the United States between now and Sept. 30, 2020.


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WGT says... March 18, 2016 at 8:12 a.m.

All religion is poison. All. Religion. Is. Poison.
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Anyone believing there is an invisible man in the sky is dubious. This is a start from people responsible for the creation of the tragedy.

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Jackabbott says... March 18, 2016 at 8:43 a.m.

Immigration of any kind needs to be seriously evaluated today. Very few people have faith that the government under either party can properly manage this correctly. The expense to taxpayers in the way of local taxes is high, especially property taxes hurts senior and the middle classes and the poor.
Government official do not enforce the current laws on the books and then try to pass more legislation that evades what is already there.
Cotton with his ties to the discredited and corrupt Council for Growth or whatever these wealthy morons call themselves today, needs to be held accountable for something that may not in the best interest of the USA.

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nwar says... March 18, 2016 at 9:51 a.m.

Gee whiz Senator -- ISIS also murders every Shia Muslim they get their hands on too. They get a free pass into the U.S. as well?

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hurricane46 says... March 18, 2016 at 9:58 a.m.

And once again the taxpayers will foot the bill.

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Lifelonglearner says... March 18, 2016 at 11:18 a.m.

Wow! I happy to be able to commend Senator Cotton for introducing this legislation. As to the cost, as long as there is money for tax cuts and subsidies for big corporations, especially the multinationals, there is money for us to do the things a "Christian nation" is supposed to do. The funding competition is not between homeless veterans and other truly needy causes. It is between the powerless and the well connected.

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mrcharles says... March 18, 2016 at 12:17 p.m.

And you liberals didnt think cotton had a working heart!

I thought the flood took care of the bad human beings?

I heard ISIS kills both those who smoke cigarettes and also homosexuals. Since they are Sunni cant we just do like part of the surge did, just pay people who were formerly killing our troops not to kill them any more? I will recommend the legistlature do that to the gangs of LR as an alternative way to handle crime, which will probably be cheaper in the long run.

Does anyone know if his bill has provisions for killing the families of terrorists, which seems to be a point of discussion. The other day I heard the #1 radio program people who talk often of the LORD agree with killing the families , even women and children. They did not mention whether children meant babies also, but I guess that they would qualify under the term children. Also there was no mention of how you kill them, so a civilized country like ours with conservative legislature will have to tackle that sticky problem. Of course we must maintain we are never on the losing side, as killing women and children on purpose might be considered by the weak as "crimes against humanity". [ wonder if 2nd or 3rd cousins or close friends of friends would be exempt?]

nwar not sure shia [ some rites have catholic roots] are good Christians like Mormons or Seven day Adventist are or like Catholics are like my Protestant friends tell me. they worry about them going to Hell due to wrong deity beliefs.

Perhaps Trump will sort it all out. He seems reasonable to a degree for a Republican. What I want to know is he or Sarah Palin the most reasonable?

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tenpoint says... March 18, 2016 at 6:14 p.m.

cotton why are you letting them people into the United States when we are fighting them people. That is not very smart. If you can't do any better than that you have no business in
Washington. You should resign.

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wolfman says... March 18, 2016 at 7:25 p.m.

Wow is cotton now a democrat?

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carpenterretired says... March 18, 2016 at 8:52 p.m.

One could say young Tom is a loose cannon ,but all his bragging has been about being a ranger-paratrooper not artillery guy, now seem to recall a lot of showboating about attacking Syria and whipping up on those Syrians ,now he appears to have climbed in bed with Obama in wanting to bring a bunch of Syrian refugees to US .Does the young lad have a full deck?

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HenryP says... March 19, 2016 at 11:43 a.m.

Tom, we have 50000 homeless vets in our country. Why don't you take care of them first.....Someone please ask Tom this question.......

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