Published: Mon, April 10, 2017
Markets | By Terence Owen

Democrats push to link Syria strike, refugee ban

Democrats push to link Syria strike, refugee ban

Reports said the barrage of Tomahawk missiles, fired from two US Navy vessels located in the Mediterranean Sea, targeted Al Shayrat air base in the central city of Homs, from which Syrian aircraft staged Tuesday's chemical weapons attack.

Several sitting lawmakers were joined in their calls by groups advocating on behalf of refugees, as well as by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who lost the presidential election to Mr. Trump. Despite the fact that the Assad government has been responsible for the overwhelming majority of civilian casualties in the Syrian civil war, Trump previously excused its brutality by arguing that while it was bad, it was also "killing ISIS". McMaster said that the refugee crisis "wasn't discussed as any part of the deliberations" for the strikes.

A statement from the International Refugee Assistance Project following the missile strikes took a similar tone.

Sen. Kamala Harris, California Democrat, said the administration should consult with Congress on its path forward in dealing with Syria, including a reconsideration of its executive order. He also made a comment on Syrian President Bashar Al Asad.

In an exclusive interview, one Syrian father tells Action News Jax he hopes President Donald Trump's Thursday night air strike marks a new beginning.

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Syrian Citizen and Twitter user, Obada thanked President Trump after the United States military performed air strikes on Al-Shayrat air base in Syria.

There's no change on the refugee issue, despite the USA attack on Syria. When he was campaigning, he said he would send back Syrian refugees, and his original travel ban executive order banned Syrian refugees from entering the United States indefinitely.

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