Senator Grassley: Stop funding for Syrian resettlement until security is assured
Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 7, 2015
This is a meaningful initiative, if only more US Senators and Members of Congress had sufficient backbone to call for it—stop the funding!
From Press TV (Iranian TV):
Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley is persuading his colleagues to limit funding to be sued [used?–ed] for bringing refugees from Syria into the United States over security concerns.
In a letter Grassley sent to Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), he demanded that they impose “firm limits” on allocation of funding for refugee resettlement.
“I urge that you, as part of the appropriations legislation before the committee, require, as a condition for any funding for refugee resettlement for Syrian refugees, a comprehensive plan on how security will be achieved,” Grassley wrote. “Furthermore, not one dollar should be expended until stringent parameters for vetting these refugees are established.”
He is now luring Cochran and Mikulski into including a provision in any spending bill, which would require homeland security and intelligence officials to sign off on the plan to bring in Syrian refugees.
Senators Leahy and Graham want more money, here!
In addition, Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have also rolled out legislation, which would give the Obama administration an extra $1 billion in emergency funding.
Earlier this year, FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers that there are “gaps” in the screening process for letting Syrians to come to the US.
Go here for more at Breitbart, including a copy of the letter.
He [Grassley] urges that limitations be places on the fiscal year 2016 spending measures to ensure the safety of the homeland.
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