The Obama administration says it's going to take 12 to 18 months to vet Syrian refugees --- after they enter the country. Really? There's not a way to vet refugees before to ensure they're not terrorists bent on killing us? Yes, of course there is, and it's a simple solution: Take the government out of the equation.
Thanks to the generosity of Glenn's listeners, the Nazarene Fund has raised more than $12 million dollars --- $2 million above goal --- to save Christians in the Middle East. Just recently, $1.5 million of those funds was wired to Europe to begin the process.
Glenn shared on radio today how his team will work with long-standing pastors and priests in Iraq and Syria to thoroughly vet people and relocate them to safe-haven countries.
"The problem with the refugees is we just don't know who is coming in," Glenn said. "We'll have absolutely no idea who is coming in, until they get here."
He went on to describe how the president has said we're going to take 85,000 refugees in 2016 --- and State Department says it takes 12 to 18 months to vet people entering under these circumstances.
That being said, there actually is a way to effectively vet asylum-seeking Christians, Glenn went on to explain.
"It's really quite simple," Glenn said. "We go to the church in the area in Iraq or in Syria, and we go find the parish priest or the pastor, and we say, 'Who is in the most trouble?'"
Working with local parishioners, Glenn described how his team would be able to distinguish between families who were actually chased out of their home or had their business burned down because they were Christian and the pretenders.
"We're relying on the pastors or the priests to tell us. We're not taking anybody who, well, they, you know, showed up," Glenn said.
The key is relying on long-standing, trusted local resources.
Glenn went on to break down how the funds --- donated by 120,000 listeners, many of them churches doing bake sales --- will be used.
"Each family takes about $20,000," he said. "That's for the vetting. That's for the airfare. That is for getting their life in order. That's to set them up. That's to give them nine months of foreign language class."
"So we set them up, we set them up in a community, a church so they have a fallback. They have some money for their apartment. We pay for their apartment for a little while. We try to set them up with a job," Glenn said. "I can guarantee you this is not what the federal government is doing. I can guarantee you, this is not what the UN is doing."
Featured Image: Migrants and refugees walk after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border near Gevgelija on November 17, 2015. More than 800,000 refugees and migrants have landed in Europe so far this year and more than 3,000 have died while crossing the Mediterranean in search of a new life in the world's largest economy. (Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)