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Col. West: Restrict entry of military-age, single migrants

Congressman Allen B. West


Retired U.S. Army Col. Allen West says the United States has to lead the fight against ISIS by eliminating the threat of radicals coming to America, giving U.S. pilots the freedom to inflict immense damage and protecting the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding citizens.

West, who also served one term as a congressman from Florida, is now president and CEO at the National Center for Policy Analysis. He said the United States had better wake up fast because the past few weeks clearly prove ISIS is expanding in power and in reach.

“They’ve been able to conduct command-and-control attacks outside the areas they control in Iraq and Syria: in Beirut, Lebanon, with the suicide attacks there, the attack that brought down the Egyptian airliner killing 224 Russian civilians and of course what we saw in Paris,” said West, who also pointed to the arrest of an ISIS recruiter in Minnesota and the ongoing probe into the contacts of the San Bernardino terrorists.

Recent days have been full of debate over various plans to limit immigration, from Donald Trump’s call for a complete ban on Muslim immigration until the system can be reformed to Sen. Rand Paul’s push for a ban on immigrants from nations with ties to terrorism.

West also wants to clamp down, but with a slightly different focus.

“First and foremost, we should say the United States is going to restrict the entry of military-age single males, and now I think we need to look at [restricting] military-age single females from entry to the United States of America,” he said. “We have to make it relevant to what we are seeing occurring on this new 21st-century battlefield.”

He also believes it’s time for a ban on spousal visas until further notice, but West said it’s vital to crack down on those already here who enable and defend terrorists.

“There are many different groups that are out there that are nothing more than front groups for the Muslim Brotherhood that are lobbying and advocating our federal government, one of them being the Council on American-Islamic Relations (or CAIR), that has an office right there on Capitol Hill,” he said.

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