INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Obama Administration continues to defend its plan to relocate 10,000 Syrian refugees to America.
Yet Congress voted overwhelmingly to stop the plan Thursday. The vote was a veto-proof majority of 289-to-137.
Indiana Congressman Todd Young was among those voting yes.
He recently sent a letter to the president calling for a new strategy in the war on ISIS.
“We have a failed strategy, and it’s time to move to a defeat strategy,” said Rep. Young (R-9th district), “one that involves making sure that ISIS doesn’t take over more territory, one that involves staunching the flow of refugees, and finally one that makes the life of an ISIS fighter very, very hard.”
Young says that would hurt ISIS recruiting efforts.
He said his opinion is informed by his experience as a Marine intelligence officer.