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Texas Congressman introduces bill to suspend Refugee Resettlement Program!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 30, 2015

Update July 31: Daniel Horowitz at Conservative Review has more, go here (hat tip: Dick).

Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) has introduced the Resettlement Accountability National Security Act (H.R. 3314) which seeks to suspend refugee resettlement to America until economic costs are analyzed and national security concerns are put to rest.

Rep. Brian Babin is a first term Congressman from East Texas. http://babin.house.gov/biography/

I’ve been following this issue for eight years and this is the first time I have seen anyone in Congress (other than recent concerns about Syrian refugees) take a single step to begin to scrutinize the entire program.

Now, let’s see if Rep. Trey Gowdy will give the bill a hearing in his all-important Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security!

Just a reminder, Babin’s home state of Texas is presently the number one state targeted by the UN/US State Department for refugee distribution.

Here is Babin’s press release late today (hat tip: Rosemary):

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) yesterday introduced the Resettlement Accountability National Security Act (H.R. 3314), which places an immediate suspension on allowing immigrants into the United States under the refugee resettlement program, until the Government Accountability Office (GAO) completes a thorough examination of its costs on federal, state and local governments. According to the U.S. refugee admissions database, nearly 500,000 new immigrants have come to the U.S. under the resettlement program since President Obama first took office – with the state of Texas and its taxpayers being asked to take in more than any other state.

“It is extremely unsettling that the Obama Administration would continue to expand the U.S. resettlement program at such an irresponsible pace in light of our economic and national security challenges,” said Rep. Babin. “While this program may be warranted in certain situations, it is continuing at an unchecked pace. For the past decade the U.S. has been admitting roughly 70,000 new refugees a year, with little understanding of the economic and social costs on our communities.

“Our legislation institutes a common sense pause in the program so that we can better understand the long-term and short-term costs that this program has on local governments, states and U.S. taxpayers. It also gives us an opportunity to examine potential national security issues related to entry and resettlement, particularly as federal law enforcement officials are increasingly concerned about home-grown terrorists.”

This is a very big deal!  Please! Thank Rep. Babin (202-225-1555) and put pressure on Gowdy’s subcommittee to give the bill a hearing!  It is shameful that the program has not in all of its 35-year history been subject to a thorough review.  Call Gowdy at 202-225-6030 even if you have done it before!

Consider sending your horror stories to Rep. Babin!

An afterthought Babin is going to get pounded by the supposedly religious resettlement contractors especially ones with tentacles in his district.  If you live in his district and are supportive of his efforts, please let him know.  Those ‘Christian’ contractors can be pretty mean!

22 Responses to “Texas Congressman introduces bill to suspend Refugee Resettlement Program!”

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  7. […] Please take every opportunity this month while your members of Congress are home for the August recess to meet with them and urge them to co-sponsor the Refugee Accountability National Security Act of 2015  (HR 3314) introduced by Texas Rep. Brian Babin. […]

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  11. The should hold the resettlement agencies responsible for those they get paid to unleash in a community. And lose tax exempt status.

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  13. Carl said

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  14. Thank you Rep Babin and Texas for your patriotic sanity!!

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  15. Dr. Rich Swier said

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    Rich

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  18. ourcatsgotfleas said

    That is good news!

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  19. sturandot13 said

    Thank you Rep. Babin! Thank you for doing what a patriotic American Representative SHOULD do, knowing well the risks and what is at stake here. WE, the American citizens, are the major “stake-holders” in all of this nonsense. As far as I am concerned, the VOLAGs can go search for some honest work!

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  20. jstro61283 said

    If we’re still a nation of laws it might matter. Looks like Judge Hanen’s stays are being ignored.

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  21. legion1937 said

    Its about time.

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