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American judge rebukes President Obama for admitting few Christian refugees


A US judge rebuked Obama administration for not letting in more Christian refugees. A Federal judge criticized the US President over the lack of Christian refugees being allowed into the United States from war-torn Syria. He said that thus far no rational explanation has been presented for disturbingly lesser number of Christian refugees allowed into the US.

Christian Syrian refugees

Federal Judge Daniel Manion wrote in his opinion: “It is well‐documented that refugees to the United States are not representative of that war‐torn area of the world. Perhaps 10 percent of the population of Syria is Christian, and yet less than one‐half of 1 percent of Syrian refugees admitted to the United States this year are Christians.”

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In a U.S. Court of Appeals opinion on a lawsuit filed by the Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center, he slammed Pesident Obama’s policy. Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center advocates for immigrants and others who are fleeing violence from their homelands.

Thus far, in 2016 alone, about 11,000 Syrian refugees have been allowed entry into the United States. Out this overwhelming number only 56 were Christians, as revealed by data presented by the Refugee Processing Center.

“To date, there has not been a good explanation for this perplexing discrepancy,” Manion said while adding, the statistics “suggest that any refugee group is more or less welcome” however, there is a noticeable difference in the number of Christians being let in.