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    The forgotten story of how refugees almost ended Bill Clinton’s career

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...eer/?tid=ss_tw

    As we hear more and more today about how evil state governors are for daring to hit the pause button on the resettlement of Syrian refugees inside of their states until vetting issues can be addressed, let’s keep in mind that the United States faced a very similar situation in 1980 during the “Mariel boatlift.”

    At that time, President Jimmy Carter decided to house thousands of Cuban refugees in Arkansas at Ft. Chaffee. Refugees at the base revolted and some escaped, leading then Governor Bill Clinton to take action.

    And he deployed the National Guard to provide additional security.

    Cuban Refugee Crisis - Encyclopedia of Arkansas

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    Dang...if we had only REFUSED to accept Cuban refugees?


    We wouldn't have to deal with TED CRUZ and MARCO RUBIO.

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