According to Nikki Haley, who is the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Syrian refugee kids are a danger to our country because they come with adult family members.
During an interview with CNN host Jake Tapper after President Donald Trump’s bombing of a Syrian airbase, Haley was asked why the administration refuses to take in refugees when “beautiful babies” are being “slaughtered.”
“Why not allow Syrian refugees who are children and maybe their mothers to come in after they’ve been vetted,” Tapper asked.
Haley insisted that President Trump “very much believes in the responsibility of keeping Americans safe.”
“That is very strong for him,” she said. “That is something he wants to do.”
“You also see a president who is compassionate, who is very much not going to put up with violations in chemical weapons use,” the ambassador said. “Because he saw that this week very much as not only a national security risk, but also a international security risk.”
Tapper pressed: “But certainly you don’t think Syrian children pose a risk to the American people.”
“Well, Syrian children have to come with Syrian adults,” Haley replied. “And you don’t know, it’s hard to know based on the vetting process. And that’s unfortunate that we can’t find that out.”
“At the end of the day we need to remember that Syrians don’t want to live somewhere else. They want to be home. They want to be with their family. They want to be with their loved ones. And that’s the focus of why the airstrike happened this week.”