The wailing has begun! Refugee contractors furious that Obama ‘only’ admitting 10,000 Syrians this coming year
Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 12, 2015
This is how the game is played in Washington. For months the resettlement contractors*** and the Senate Jihad Caucus have been clamoring for 65,000 Syrians to be admitted to the US in the next fiscal year which begins in 2 and 1/2 weeks (October 1). For new readers that number would nearly double the present number of refugees (70,000) from all countries who have entered the US and joined our welfare rolls each year of the Obama Administration.
Then just a week or so ago the number they were demanding jumped to 100,000, so when Obama sent out the 10,000 Syrians trial balloon this week, it was easy to predict that the contractors, who are PAID BY THE HEAD to resettle refugees in over 190 towns and cities in the US went ballistic.
They will run in circles, scream and shout, and then watch for it! Obama will up the number (something he will surely be happy to do).
You need to counter this move!
From the Huffington Post:
WASHINGTON — Seventy-two House Democrats joined human rights groups on Friday in calling for the U.S. to admit 100,000 Syrian refugees next fiscal year, saying the White House’s proposal to take in 10,000 of them is far from enough.
The members said the U.S. should accept 200,000 refugees total in the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, echoing a number put forward by groups that help with and advocate for resettlement. [Come on reporters could you for once say they are paid by the taxpayers for their ‘advocacy.’—ed]
The full number of refugees to be admitted next fiscal year needs to be set by the end of the month. So far, the administration has said total refugee admissions will be higher than 70,000 — the number set for this fiscal year — and that the number of Syrians to be admitted will go from the 1,500 target this year to 10,000.
“When we saw that we just said, ‘Uh, did he forget a zero in his announcement?’ Because the 10,000 figure certainly doesn’t even begin to seriously address the issue,” said Erol Kekic, executive director of the immigration and refugee program at Church World Service.
The groups calling for 200,000 refugee admissions next fiscal year received support Thursday from Reps. John Conyers (Mich.) and Zoe Lofgren (Calif.), the top Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee and its immigration subcommittee, respectively.
They can’t even find enough employment, housing and health care for the 70,000 they already bring, do they have a death wish for America?
The article goes on to quote Kevin Appleby, the lobbyist for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, as “surprised and disappointed.”
There must be hearings in the House and Senate Judiciary Committees!
I’ve been looking into Refugee law (more later) and as I read it, Congress must hold hearings in the next two weeks on the President’s “Determination Letter” which should be arriving on the Hill this week in order to fit the “consultation” deadline required in the law.
Don’t count on Congress to save us, but don’t remain silent!
Here are the Members of the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. They will be “consulting” with the White House this month on the refugee numbers for FY2016. If any of these are your representatives call them now—10,000 is too high when as we know they cannot be properly screened for security! So far, 95% of the Syrians admitted to the US have been Sunni Muslims. The percentage jumps to 97% for those who entered in 2015 alone.
This is not about saving the persecuted Christians. Much to my shock, I have never heard any of the supposedly “religious” charities listed below specifically say they want to save Christians first!
But, remember that Congress has been virtually absent in the 35 years the Refugee Admissions Program has been in existence, so don’t count on them to save America now, but you still have to try to get them to do something! At least they must hold hearings on the Syrians and object to Obama’s high numbers.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Chairman
Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID), Vice-Chairman
Rep. Smith (Lamar)
Rep. King (Steve)
Rep. Jackson Lee
Senator Sessions, Chairman
Senator Schumer, Ranking Member
Those in red are already members of the Senate Jihad Caucus looking to resettle 65,000 Syrians ASAP.
*** The nine contractors who are paid by you, the US taxpayer, to resettle refugees and at the same time lobby for more refugees and more money for themselves! There should be a law against using tax dollars to lobby for more tax dollars!
- Church World Service (CWS)
- Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC)
- Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM)
- Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
- International Rescue Committee (IRC)
- US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS)
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
- World Relief Corporation (WR)
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