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).
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 refugees. Here 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.
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