Rand Paul: Why are we bringing in all these refugees (Iraqis in particular) and putting them on welfare?
Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 7, 2015
I know you are saying that isn’t the Senator Rand Paul you know now, but it was the Senator Paul in the wake of the discovery of Iraqi refugee terrorists found in his home town and convicted in Kentucky just a few years ago.
As a matter of fact, I was thrilled! He was the first sitting US Senator I had ever heard speak publicly and critically about the Refugee Resettlement Program of the UN/US State Department.
Here is our complete archive in which we mention Paul’s statements on refugees. Please note that his home town of Bowling Green is completely swamped with refugees and we have a lengthy archive on problems there as well.
Here is what we said in 2013 when the Senator was roundly criticized by a Leftwing immigration reporter at the HuffPo. This is what Huffington Post reporter, Elise Foley, quotes Paul saying:
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said on Wednesday that the U.S. should be skeptical of accepting refugees, from Iraq in particular, because they take welfare and could plan attacks on American soil.
“It’s one thing to have a big heart and invite people to our country, and if you do it in a small fashion, the churches and the people take care of them, that’s one thing. But like in my town in particular, they bring ’em in and there is someone whose job and expertise is to sign them up for welfare as soon as they get here.”
There is more and links to other information on Paul.
So what happened to that Rand Paul?
Grover was a promoter of Iraqi refugees!
When we began writing RRW in 2007, one of our first stunning revelations was that Republican guru Grover Norquist was running around Washington lobbying for the US to bring in the Iraqis. 120,000 plus Iraqi refugees later, they are coming in at a rate of 20,000 a year (approximately 68% of them are Muslims split fairly evenly between Shiites and Sunnis).
They are receiving a boatload of welfare (see beginning on page 107 of the latest ORR Annual Report to Congress) higher than many other refugee ethnic groups. So Senator Paul was right about that—we bring’em in and sign’em up for welfare!
For new readers, our complete Grover Norquist archive is here.
If you happen to see Paul on the campaign trail, ask him why he dropped his earlier criticism of the refugee resettlement program which is changing American towns and cities under the direction of the United Nations and Obama’s State Department.
Photo and story here: http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/233938/norquist-bloomberg-and-rand-paul-team-dont-call-it-daniel-greenfield
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