CAN Factor Religion.
The Politico writers agree with me. Asylum law in this country allows a persecution test to factor religious persecution in granting Asylum preferences into the US. Christian refugees have a prima facie claim for Asylum so should be granted in quicker access to refugee placement- because we don't know if the Muslim ones are militant ISIS or not until more comprehensive vetting is involved.
No Christians are joining ISIS. ISIS has proclaimed itself an Islamic organization that is persecuting Christians. This is well documented and incontrovertible. So for any President to say we don't have a "religious test" and can't consider religion in refugee issues is just wrong.
It's VERY American.