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After visiting Lesbos, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin calls for 100,000 Syrians to be admitted to US

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 15, 2015

This is really not surprising news as Durbin has been the leader of the Senate Jihad Caucus for many months (he initially called for 65,000 Syrian mostly Muslim migrants to be admitted to the US last spring), so jumping to 100,000 is no surprise (and they mean to get this done before Obama leaves office).


‘Refugees’ on Lesbos. I wonder did Senator Durbin and the girls see any of these starving (!) Middle Eastern young men who had the foresight to bring along a selfie stick when they successfully invaded the Greek island of Lesbos.


What is a surprise is that although he sits on the Senate Immigration in the National Interest Subcommittee, he has no idea how the Refugee Admissions Program works—the UN is selecting our Syrians from their camps in the Middle East—we won’t be scooping up any of Europe’s excess migrants.  (With the exception of those landing on the island nation of Malta where we have been taking their illegal migrants off their hands since the Bush Administration—a wholly illegal operation btw!).

I wonder what the trip cost the US taxpayers for 4 Senators to travel to Europe.  Along with Durbin were Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).  

I mentioned the Senate women yesterday who are willing to jeopardize your security and put more financial costs on your states.

From the St. Louis Post Dispatch:

WASHINGTON • Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., is calling for the United States to take in 100,000 Syrian refugees, ten times the amount the administration of President Barack Obama said last month that the United States would try to accept in the coming year.

Durbin did not put a timetable on his call for 100,000, but said he came to the conclusion that the United States needed to do more to relieve the refugee crisis in Europe after visiting refugee camps in the Greek island of Lesbos over the weekend. He and Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.; and Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., made the trip.


Durbin said the United States had a long history of accepting refugees but had taken in fewer than 2,000 Syrians since the civil war began there in 2011. He said that although the U.S. had been the largest donor of money and material for the refugee crisis, it should do more.

“I can tell from calls to my office there are families and there are churches and temples, synagogues, open to the notion of helping these people being assimilated into America, and that is what we have done in the past, and what we should do again,” Durbin said.

Apparently Durbin doesn’t know that the Obama administration has banned the word “assimilation.”

Again, I know you think it’s a waste of time, but it only takes a minute to call Durbin’s office and tell him (politely) how he is destroying America. Clearly he is getting calls from the friends of federal resettlement contractors. The more refugees they resettle the more money (your money!) they receive as they are paid by the head to resettle refugeesHere is a list of Durbin’s offices.

Although all of the citizens working in ‘pockets of resistance’ do need to focus on your local efforts, if your US Senators are members of the Senate Jihad Caucus, here, you should be letting them know what you think about bringing tens of thousands of Syrians to your towns.  Even if you think your Senators are useless, you must let them know this is not a freebie issue for them.

7 Responses to “After visiting Lesbos, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin calls for 100,000 Syrians to be admitted to US”

  1. goodbadand said

    These people have the authority to do something a great percentage of the nation do not want, and if these do-gooders are wrong there is no going back nor is there a fix for the problems created.
    If I, we, are wrong then very little damage is done that cannot be apologised for.
    If they are wrong they have permanently damaged our society and culture.


    • Ann Corcoran said

      “there is no going back” That is exactly it and why I contend that no other issue we face in America today is as great as this one. We can change policies like Common Core or Obamacare, but we will never be able to turn the clock back and undo the demographic change that is happening at a rapid pace now. This issue, in my opinion, is the most important one America has ever faced since its founding….


  2. domstudent11 said

    Americans need to be as skeptical as Eastern Europeans. Check out this great comment from EK regarding Merkel:

    “This is quite difficult to explain it to ‘western’ European- but people from central Europe (post- communist countries) – can smell it…Ms Merkel doesn’t act as a ‘priest’s daughter’ – she acts as a ‘Honecker’s girl’ . Again the old smell of forced ‘unity’ and general agreement however silly would be leader’s decision. Again the attempt to suppress freedom of speech. Again the nasty labeling of people with different opinion. Again domineering, bullying, blackmailing…Again the inability to admit any mistake.
    People from central Europe are more sceptical – they have learned (from decades of bad experiences) to suspect any over-emotive proclamation. They remember how ‘heroic’ propaganda looks like. They know very well how easy is to manipulate a crowd. It is (on the very first place) why is central Europe so ‘uncooperative’ in this mess. Yes – Ms Merkel has accused V4 (+) on ‘selfishness’, ‘greed’, ‘lack of understanding of European values’ (I would like to remind there was no hesitation to admit refugees during Balkan conflict in central European countries- completely voluntarily without any German /EU orders)…I am afraid the problem is – central Europeans could understand – too early and too accurately what is going on – they are more ‘immune’ to sweet sentimental propaganda – they remember it very well & don’t trust instinctively.
    Ms Merkel had worked in the structure of the Communist Youth League as a ‘propagandist’ – then her approach & language are so familiar….It is very sad to see again the true is silenced, mistakes not admitted , solution – once again – is just requirement for heroic sacrifices from decent obedient (European) citizens.”

    Durbin is from the same cloth as Merkel. Don’t fall for his sentimentalism.


  3. I believe that two finger that they are holding up is a sign of victory. it was used during the Arab Spring in Egypt and a symbol for Muslim Brotherhood

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  4. I wonder how much money Democrats plans on spending for these Syria refugees with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). And when they kill someone, will them blame their PTSD disorder or their Islamic beliefs.


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  6. domstudent11 said

    If you live in Illinois, you can also e-mail Durbin at I have sent him at least 3 e-mails in the past few weeks and he responded once, with the absurd statement that refugees are the most heavily vetted of all immigrants. Flood his inbox with e-mails! You can find your congressman’s phone/e-mail information at NumbersUSA


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