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‘Human Rights First’ praises ten open-borders REPUBLICANS who say ‘bring in the refugees!’

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 11, 2014

Or, in the case of Grover Norquist and Suhail Khan maybe it means ‘bring in the Muslims!’

Update February 12th:  Just released by the Center for Security Policy—The Islamist enablers, the case against Grover Norquist and Suhail Khan, here.

These open-borders Republicans must be mad as hell that Boehner and the boys backed-off of so-called ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ for this year and thus limited the flow of legal cheap labor!

From Human Rights First (hat tip: Richard Falknor of Blue Ridge Forum):

Washington, D.C. –   As Republican leaders in Congress work through the party’s immigration reform priorities, ten of the nation’s most prominent Republican leaders released a statement today that urges the party to recommit to upholding the United States’ position as an international leader in protecting refugees fleeing oppression and seeking asylum.   The statement is signed by former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez; former Florida Governor Jeb Bushformer Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Tom Ridge Kansas Governor Sam Brownback; former Senator Mel MartinezGrover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform;   Suhail A. Khan, chairman of the Conservative Inclusion Coalition; Jim Ziglar, former Commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS); Alberto Mora, former General Counsel of the Navy; and Dr. Paula Dobriansky, former Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs .

“The United States has granted asylum and provided resettlement to thousands of refugees who have fled political, religious, ethnic, racial, and other persecution,” wrote the Republican leaders. “In some cases, they are people who stood with America, against tyranny, even when it was dangerous or unpopular in their own country.”

Today’s statement challenges American leaders to uphold the nation’s promise to oppressed people who yearn to live in freedom by expressing their commitment to the following principles:

*Fair and enforceable immigration laws that reflect our national interests and uphold core American values;
*Protection for refugees fleeing from persecution and elimination of unnecessary barriers and challenges that are preventing legitimate refugees from entering the country;
*A fair and timely decision-making process for those seeking refuge; and
*Implementation of the recommendations of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

The statement recalls the leading role the Republican Party has taken in these efforts.  [They use Reagan’s “shining city on a hill.”—ed]

[….]

The signatories noted, “It should be obvious to all that our immigration system is in dire need of an overhaul,” adding, “We must have fair and enforceable immigration laws that reflect our national interest and uphold core American values and our history as a country committed to humane treatment and dignity of the individual.”

Their full statement is hereVery useful of the Republican refugee lobbyists to identify themselves!

We have an extensive archive here and at Potomac Tea Party Report on Grover Norquist (both go back for many years).  Someday all of those who got too close to Norquist will be running for the hills!

Related:  Another open-borders Republican is George Will.  I happened to catch Laura Ingraham and Will having the most heated discussion I’ve ever seen on Fox News Sunday, two days ago, here.  Will was arguing for the need for laborers and Ingraham asked ‘why have borders at all?’  He dodged the question.

9 Responses to “‘Human Rights First’ praises ten open-borders REPUBLICANS who say ‘bring in the refugees!’”

  1. […] sure to see the Grover Norquist/Suhail Khan plea for more refugees, here, last […]

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  2. […] reported the story here, and here is the letter […]

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  3. […] in the US.  It occurred to me after we noted that former Governor Tom Ridge signed the Republican ‘bring more refugees to America’ letter with Grover Norquist, that perhaps it was during Ridge’s term as governor that Pennsylvania […]

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  4. […] Lawmakers in Washington DC when it comes to the Refugee Resettlement Act of 1980 which has never been reviewed or reauthorized. These monkeys are not just the D’s! https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/human-rights-first-praises-ten-open-borders… […]

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  5. I caught that too. Ingraham really was prepared and did well.

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      Let’s see if they ever invite her there again! Did you watch Wills’ face, he was furious and Fox probably pays him a bundle to be there!

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  6. […] by Grover Norquist and his sidekick Suhail Kahn***, a group of Republican open borders enthusiasts made a public appeal to bring in more refugees and remove barriers (what? those terrorism bars) preventing them from entering the country. Said […]

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  7. tomasrose said

    Funny that Sam Brownback is on the list of those pushing to expand the already expansive refugee program.
    A few years back The New York Times reported “refugee experts say that one United States community, which they did not name, has expressed misgivings about taking in the Somali Bantu”. [Somali Bantu, Trapped in Kenya, Seek a Home, December 9, 2001,By Marc Lacey ]
    Who was that un-named American community, which I am convinced was well-known to the reporter?
    It was none other than an unruly Kansas mob headed up by none other than then Kansas Senator Brownback. Sen Brownback announced on Oct 12, 2001
    “I oppose any resettlement of Somali Bantu refugees in the State of Kansas…. Our office has contacted the Department of State asking them to not resettle any Somali Bantus in Kansas….Simply put this should not occur”.
    When asked about his support for Sudanese refugees previously resettled in Kansas, he said “they know English. They’re very pro-American.” The Bantu, on the other hand, “would not work well in Kansas” according to the Senator.
    Further: “I never requested 10,000 Bantu to be placed in Kansas,” Brownback said. “That’s a huge population for a state of our size.”
    Sam Brownback’s opinion on the refugees was chronicled in a local paper but never picked up by the national media. [“Brownback clarifies position on refugee issue: No Bantu” By Rob Roberts, Johnson County Sun, October 17, 2001]

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  8. Brittius said

    Reblogged this on Brittius.com.

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