While New York’s Governor Cuomo has brazenly declared that “our doors are open” to Syrian refugees, New Yorkers themselves are saying ‘not so fast.’
A new poll indicates that a majority of citizens in the Empire State oppose the Syrian refugee program in the U.S., while an overwhelming number of people feel that a terrorist attack will occur in New York in the near future.
Via State of Politics:
The poll found New York voters by a 52 percent to 39 percent margin oppose allowing Syrian refugees into the country. Meanwhile, the vast majority of New Yorkers — 90 percent — say they are either somewhat or very concerned a terrorist attack will occur in New York in the near future.
The vast majority of Republican voters do not support Syrian refugees coming into the U.S., while Democratic voters by a smaller margin, 50 percent to 41 percent, support their settling in the country. Independent voters, meanwhile, are opposed, 50 percent to 42 percent.
Mayors across the state, including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, as well as Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, have reiterated their support for having Syrian refugees settle in their cities.
The fear of an impending terror attack crossed party lines, with 87% of Democrats, 93% of Republicans, and 86% of independents saying that were concerned.
The survey can be seen below…
In September, Homeland Security Program Director Steven MacMartin, issued a warning that it would be nearly impossible to prevent ISIS terrorists from being part of those coming into America with the Syrian refugees. By extension, it would be impossible to keep those ISIS members out of New York.
Meanwhile, this series of maps shows a frightening correlation between refugees, mosques, and terrorist activity here in the United States.
New York ranks particularly poorly, coming in behind only California in the number of mosques, third in refugee arrivals, and demonstrating serious terrorist activities across the state, and across multiple terror groups.
This, also considering New York has already been the target for terrorist activity on multiple occasions.