Orthodox Union Statement Regarding the Syrian Refugees Issue

19 Nov 2015

Security concerns are real and paramount, Congress & Executive should review and strengthen with a goal of “getting to yes.”


Today, the leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America issued the following statement:

The heinous attacks in Paris this week demonstrate that ISIS, and other similar militant Islamic terrorist groups, have both the desire and means to strike terror in the capitals of the Western world. Clearly, this must impact the manner in which the United States considers the acceptance of refugees from Syria and other war-torn countries in the Middle East. While most of those refugees are innocent bystanders whose lives have been wrecked by ISIS and similar groups, security concerns are real and serious. We cannot be naive in our assessment of the determination of terrorists to exploit the refugee crisis. And we can limit immigration to those individuals who share our American ideals and aspirations.

Read the full statement at OUAdvocacy.org.