Poll Results: 82% Vote ‘No’ On Accepting Syrian Refugees
By Space Coast Daily // November 20, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — In the wake of radical Islamic terrorist attacks in Paris, many foreign and domestic leaders called for a temporary halt to accepting refugees from Syria, where ISIS’ terror network has established a stronghold.
Governors throughout the country, including Florida Governor Rick Scott, informed the federal government that they would not accept Syrian 100,000 incoming refugees planned to begin with a first-phase of 10,000 entering in the U.S. in January. The mass influx of Syrian refugees as announced by Sec. of State John Kerry and President Obama. On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a veto-proof majority bill to the U.S. Senate that would require stricter screening of incoming immigrants. President Obama is expected to veto the bill if it passes, despite high-profile Democrats including Sen. Chuck Schumer (NY) voicing their concerns over the President’s Syrian refugee plan.
Thirty state governors, including Governor Scott cited concerns over flaws in immigration screening as the primary reason that led them to reject incoming refugees. Security experts in immigration and the FBI have also vocalized concern over major gaps in the screening process. We asked 100 random Space Coast Daily readers if they thought Florida and the rest of the United States should accept Syrian refugees in the wake of the attack son Paris and ISIS infiltration of Syrian refugee groups. Of 100 readers polled, 82% voted “No” on accepting Syrian refugees, while 18% said Florida and the United States should accept Syrian refugees.