Georgia a “pocket of resistance” in the land of Jimmy Carter

Update:  Website for Refugee Resettlement Relief is here.

Last week we told you about Amarillo, TX and the mayor’s plea to STOP THE FLOW OF REFUGEES!  Now, here is an op-ed from Joe Newton of ‘Citizens for Refugee Resettlement Relief’ in Georgia. From the Marietta Daily Journal:

Joe Newton, chairman, Citizens for Refugee Resettlement Relief in Georgia

Thirty-four years ago, President Jimmy Carter — grandfather of Georgia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter — signed into law the Refugee Resettlement Act. This well-intentioned and costly law, however, is outdated and must be drastically overhauled.

According to Newton, 66,000 refugees have been resettled in Georgia.  Wyoming are you listening!

In 2010 the welfare cost to Georgians was $17 million, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Counties chipped in $4 million of your money — most of which came from your property taxes. The federal government pays most of the cost for 90 days, and then Georgians absorb the welfare cost in perpetuity. Estimates show that the Georgia welfare cost is now approaching $40 million annually and rising exponentially.

Because of this program, DeKalb County schools must provide costly instruction in over 100 languages. Cobb schools also have to grapple with this growing language burden.

To his credit, Gov. Nathan Deal asked the State Department to stop sending more refugees to Georgia — and it has so far complied. But that is only a temporary solution.

The bottom line: Georgia does not have to participate. It doesn’t have to accept the federal money. Research shows that if a state legislature cuts off the money, these people move to another state.  [Wyoming!–ed]

We have long suspected that the employment numbers the contractors supply for refugees are bogus.  Because the contractor is expected to find employment for the refugees it resettles by a certain date, they find anything they can possibly find for the poor refugee even if he/she quits it a few months down the road.  Here is what Newton says:

Also, according to HHS, of the Georgia refugees who do want to work only 40 percent are still working after 90 days. At the end of a year, only 18 percent still work and there is a rapid drop-off soon thereafter.

This is an entirely new welfare class we are creating to the detriment of our state and culture.

Jason Carter—it is granddaddy’s legacy:

It is noteworthy, by the way, that state Sen. Jason Carter has never made any effort to try to reduce or eliminate this program even though it is overburdening his DeKalb County constituency. In fact, he supports it as part of his grandfather’s “legacy.”

Democrats joined the Republican governor to temporarily stem this refugee tide into our state. But why doesn’t the General Assembly just simply end this refugee racket by cutting off the money flow?

I wonder if the Republican Governor of Georgia could have a chat with the Republican Governor of Wyoming who wrote to Washington to ask for refugees!

Just a reminder:  If it were true that refugees brought economic prosperity to cities, as David Lubell and his “Welcoming America” PR campaign says, then DeKalb County and the state of Georgia would be begging for more, not less!

Folks, the US State Department is running out of “welcoming” places to drop-off the thousands of refugees and the new asylum seekers/asylees entering the US each month.

11 thoughts on “Georgia a “pocket of resistance” in the land of Jimmy Carter

  1. Are refugees in DeKalb county housed outside town limits, so they do not have police protection? Who put them there? Why did this refugee say that he would rather go back to the refugee camp than continue to live where he is in Georgia? Why were the school interpreters fired, even though there are 11,000 English language learners (including 3,000 refugee children) in the DeKalb county school district? If you can’t take care of the ones you got, it doesn’t make sense to keep increasing the size of the problem.


  2. According to Grover Norquist, Jason Carter needn’t feel any family kinship with the 1980 refugee act since it was Ronald Reagan who signed it into law, not Jimmy Carter. The reason the Refugee industrty is so robust is because of general ignorance about the program. Exhibit A of this ignorance is found in Grover’s letter to Republicans asking them to let more questionable refugees in. In the letter he states:
    “President Reagan’s belief in America’s role as a refuge for the persecuted went
    beyond his words. Thirty three years ago, he signed into law the Refugee Act of 1980…”


    1. Ahhhh! I hadn’t noticed that but YES Grover does make that major historical error in his letter! I’ll post this tomorrow.


  3. We have done a lot more than this article. Our website is
    We have a horrible problem in Dekalb County and it is destroying the school system. Schools there have been mandated by the federal government to communicate with students and parents in 140 different languages with no financial help from the feds. Other school systems are feeling the effect. The problem is accelerating rapidly and has overwhelmed Ckarkston, Chamblee, Doraville, Norcross, Avondale, Avondale Estates, Tucker and is creating serious problems in numerous unincorporated areas of other counties. School taxes have just been raised in Gwinnett County. Property owners and state tax payers are being slammed with the entire cost after the refugee is here 120 days with no end in sight.


  4. There are not enough jobs for real Americans who fought its wars, paid taxes, and can speak English, and are Christians. Flooding the US with non English speaking, unskilled, diseased, Muslims, who have nothing to offer the US is a Fool’s Errand.


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