During a conversation about the Syrian refugee crisis on Tuesday's episode of ABC's "The View," co-host Whoopi Goldberg criticized Republican politicians' calls for a Christian-only Syrian refugee resettlement program and asserted that Christians can be dangerous because "Hitler was a Christian."
Goldberg, a 60-year-old actress and comedian, began the conversation by stating that Republican presidential candidates Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush have called for the United States to only accept Syrian Christian refugees into the country.
"Is this really going to help root out ISIS?" Goldberg asked. more >>
As the Obama administration moves to accelerate the processing of Syrian refugees seeking asylum in the United States, Republican presidential candidates have expressed concerns about Syrian refugees being allowed into the U.S. following the Paris terror attacks.
On Friday, the U.S. State Department confirmed plans to open a refugee settlement processing center in Erbil, Iraq, a Kurdish-controlled town that houses thousands of displaced people who were forced from their homes and villages due to the rise of the Islamic State terror group.
With the Obama administration planning on allowing up to 10,000 Syrian refugees to enter the U.S. in the next year, the new refugee processing center will open before the end of 2015, according to State Department spokeswoman Danna Van Brandt. Additionally, the U.S. will continue its refugee processing in Lebanon in early 2016. more >>
In the heated debate over illegal immigration, some Christians may be missing something: the faith of the new arrivals.
A poll released earlier this year by Lifeway Research found that 90 percent of all Evangelicals say that "the Scripture has no impact on their views toward immigration reform." In addition, 70 percent said that they had "never been encouraged by their church to reach out to immigrants."
The first finding is a bit disconcerting, given how much God had to say in scripture to Israel about the treatment of foreigners in their midst. The second finding isn't that surprising, given the contentious debate over immigration in this country. more >>
Democratic Party presidential candidates presented ways during Saturday's debate, hosted by CBS News, in Iowa on how to best raise taxes in order to pay for various policies they hope to implement if elected.
Before a crowd at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday evening, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley debated foreign and domestic policy issues during the second Democratic Debate.
When a panelist asked the candidates how they would pay for things like debt-free college and mandatory family leave, responses focused on increased taxation. more >>
Presidential candidates are misleading the American public with the wrong facts on the Syrian refugee crisis and causing many to fear that accepting refugees will make the United States vulnerable to terrorist infiltration, the head of a prominent Evangelical refugee relief organization said.
Stephen Bauman, the president and CEO of World Relief, one of nine national agencies authorized by the U.S. State Department to resettle refugees in the United States, told The Christian Post in a Friday interview that the reality behind bringing Syrian refugees to the U.S. is nothing like what some of the 2016 presidential candidates are leading people to believe.
During Wednesday night's Fox Business GOP presidential undercard debate, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who is also a Baptist pastor, contended that the U.S. should not take in Syrian refugees. Along with citing economic concern, Huckabee reasoned that "we don't have any idea who these people are" and added that letting Syrian refugees into the country would "open the door so that ISIS people will come in." more >>
A federal appeals court in New Orleans dealt a blow to U.S. President Barack Obama's immigration plan by upholding the block on the initiative.
On Monday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a block on the Obama immigration initiative that sought to protect around five million illegal immigrants from deportation. President Obama's immigration plan suffered a 2-1 ruling against it, making the future of implementation bleak, according to an AP report published on U.S. News & World Report.
Republicans had earlier slammed Obama's immigration initiative as an illegal executive overreach and court injunctions in 26 states followed. Since an appeal could drag on for months, and the case could also go back to the Texas court that challenged the executive order, there is a possibility that the plan will not be implemented before Obama ends his term in 2017, the report explains. more >>