Tag: syrian

Christian refugees escaping ISIS get visit from N.J. Rep. Chris Smith

WASHINGTON — Thousands of Christians fleeing Islamic State-held territory in Iraq got a visit this week from Rep. Chris Smith. At the invitation of the Syriac Orthodox archbishop of Mosul, Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, himself a refugee, Smith (R-4th Dist.) toured Read More

Fact-checking 5 claims from Christie’s debate

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Let’s make this simple, Save Jerseyans…. (1) Concealed Carry expansion? Technically true.  While it’s true that Governor Christie openly opposed national reciprocity for concealed carry permits back in 2011, more recently, he approved Read More

Weekend TV: Rooney debates Syrian refugee crisis with ACLU on ‘Power and Politics’

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Decision-makers in Washington, D.C. and Trenton, New Jersey were consumed this week with the Syrian refugee debacle. Are you ready for some informed but brutally honest perspective, Save Jerseyans? Save Jersey Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney Read More

Pascrell gets weepy over refugee bill but adds little to the debate

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Well, the House overwhelmingly passed H.R. 4038 (by 287 to 147) on Thursday, Save Jerseyans, giving the “American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act” designed to stop the Obama Administration’s plan to continue Read More

VIDEO: Save Jersey’s Rooney wades into Syrian refugee controversy

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog As the debate over resettlement of Syrian refugees continues to roil America and New Jersey’s political leadership begins to weigh in, Save Jerseyans, Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney was a guest on Tuesday evening’s edition of Chasing News Read More

AUDIO: Christie reverses course, will refuse Syrian “refugees” in N.J.

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog There you have it. Chris Christie told talk show host Hugh Hewitt on Monday afternoon that he will join a growing list of governors including Wisconsin’s Scott Walker and Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Read More