In the wake of a gun and bomb rampage in Paris on Nov. 13 that left at least 130 dead and wounded over 350 others, Republicans and some Democrats have decided to attempt to shut down the Obama administration's ongoing refugee program that resettles the displaced from war zones to the U.S.
Thirty-one governors — 30 Republicans, one Democrat — across the country have refused to accept the refugees, insisting they pose an unacceptable security risk. Many of those migrants are fleeing the Islamic State group, the terrorist organization that committed the attacks in Paris.
But in the meantime, homegrown domestic extremists across the United States have been doing a pretty good job of terrorizing their fellow citizens with guns, explosives and threats of large-scale attacks. It's part of an alarming trend of growing right-wing extremism across the United States, with data from the New America Foundation showing such extremists have killed nearly twice as many Americans as self-proclaimed jihadists since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
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