Given his history of railing against immigration, it should not be much of a surprise that Alabama GOP Congressman Mo Brooks sides with those saying that America shouldn’t take in any refugees from Syria. Brooks said that, rather than running away from civil war and ISIS activity, refugees are using government resettlement to get a “paid vacation” in the US. we need to stop paying these folks to come here. And we’re paying them about $15,000 a year in free health care, free food, free shelter, free clothing, free transportation,” Brooks said. “That answers very quickly why so many of them want to come to the United States of America. We’re paying them to come here, it’s a paid vacation!”
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.