An interesting article from www.numbersusa.com about a refugee increase. This follows this post about immigration studies. Remember, “Amnesty” means ANY non-enforcement of existing immigration laws! This follows this comment and this post about how to Report Illegal Immigrants! Also, you can read two very interesting books HERE.
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Pres. Obama is demanding that
Congress provide funding to resettle 110,000 refugees in FY2017. The
request is an increase of 30% from FY2016 when Congress funded the
resettlement of 85,000 refugees. In previous years, the United States
resettled an average of 70,000 refugees per year.
The request comes just a week before Pres. Obama is scheduled to
attend the Summit for Refugees and Migrants hosted by the United
Nations. While his demand for the U.S. to resettle 110,000 refugees next
fiscal year is an increase, it does fall well short of a request by a
group of 41 non-governmental organizations who profit from refugee
resettlement and were urging an increase to 200,000 per year.
"Despite opposition by the American people, a documented link between
terrorism and individuals admitted to the United States as refugees,
and over $19 trillion in debt, the Obama Administration has committed
the United States to admitting 110,000 refugees during Fiscal Year
2017—a roughly 57 percent increase in the number of refugees the United
States admitted as recently as FY 2015, and a roughly 29 percent
increase from the Administration’s target for FY 2016," Sen. Jeff
Sessions (R-Ala.) said
in response to the President's request. "The common sense concerns of
the American people are simply ignored as the Administration expands its
reckless and extreme policies."
Last year, FBI Director James Comey warned a House panel of the
potential risks to the mass resettlement of refugees. He said the
government can vet certain refugees until "the cows come home" but there
isn't sufficient data available to ensure the safety and security of
the American people. Terrorist groups have already said that they intend
to use the refugee resettlement program to provide cover for their
"The Director of National Intelligence, the Director of the Central
Intelligence Agency, and the Secretary of Homeland Security have
acknowledged that terrorists could infiltrate the refugee population,"
Sen. Sessions said. "And for good reason—as it is clear that terrorists
have done so successfully in the past."
"Unfortunately, President Obama unilaterally increases the number of
refugees resettled in the United States each year and gives little
thought as to how it will impact local communities," said
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.). "The
President also continues to ignore warnings from his own national
security officials and plans to bring in even more Syrian refugees over
the next year."
Commenting on the announcement, Re. Dave Brat, R-Va., said
“The American people are always generous but we know that we can help
12 refugees in safe zones in their own home region for the cost of one
refugee here in the United States and the welfare cost of just the
federal level are now about $37,000 per person plus $26,000 per year at
the state and local for education for two kids and so tell me who has
run that by the voter and that is the source of citizen cynicism.”
Congress must pass a spending bill by September 30 in order to keep
the federal government running for the start of FY2017, so there's an
opportunity for it to respond to Pres. Obama's request over the next few
weeks. Earlier this year, the House Appropriations Committee passed
spending bills that would limit refugee resettlement to the FY2015
levels of 70,000 per year.
Polling has found that Americans generally embrace the resettlement
of refugees, but not at the levels that Pres. Obama is demanding. A poll
conducted by the Brookings Institute in May found that Democrats
support the U.S. resettling 15,000 refugees per year, and Republicans
support resettling 10,000 refugees per year.
For more information, see the Washington Times.
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