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House immigration subcommittee set to mark-up refugee reform bill tomorrow; why now?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 15, 2016

It is my duty to report on this bill being championed by Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) and Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, but sorry I can’t get too excited about it.  And, although he is apparently a co-sponsor, why isn’t Subcommittee Chairman Trey Gowdy (bff Open borders Marco) leading this effort? Hmmm…..

McConnell and Ryan

McConnell and Ryan. Would we be better off with these two deciding how many refugees are admitted to the US in the coming years? I’m still advocating for a complete shutdown of the whole refugee resettlement apparatus!

Here is the press release from the House Judiciary Committee announcing the mark-up of a bill that will likely go nowhere. I could be wrong, but at this late stage in the legislative calendar and with an election coming up in November, call me a cynic!

Does the Committee want to make sure that the earlier Babin bill (which would temporarily halt the program altogether) is squashed?

Are they trying to calm down citizens in their districts who are clamoring for governors (mostly Republican governors) to do something? In other words, is this a pat on your heads with a ‘don’t worry, go about your business, we will take care of you?’

And, let me ask you, do we really want this particular pro-donor class (big business establishment/Chamber of Commerce) Republican leadership making the determination about how many refugees are admitted anymore than say a Trump White House?  Do you trust Rep. Paul Ryan and Senator Mitch (bring’em to Kentucky) McConnell to set levels?

By offering fig leaves, are they attempting to save the whole program which in my view (after 8 years of following this) needs to be completely trashed!

And, does this bill do anything to disrupt the flow of billions of taxpayer dollars to unaccountable ‘religious’ non-profits who really call the shots on who is resettled where in America? Someone correct me, does it do anything to give them all the heave-ho?

Again, sorry to sound so cynical.  I am open to someone convincing me that this is going to do anything (other than attempt to quiet the angry masses).

Oops! There is one thing it does for sure.  It causes the Open borders left and the Refugee Contractors (organized by their lobbying arm, Refugee Council USA) to go to their grassroots and fire them up once again, see here.  I enjoy seeing them aggravated, but does stirring them up in this critical election year with a bill going nowhere really help us?

Go here to see the press release (thanks to all who sent it!).

That said, by all means though follow the lead of groups like NumbersUSA pushing for you to contact your members of Congress.  You do want them to know that the issue is one that motivates and angers you!

9 Responses to “House immigration subcommittee set to mark-up refugee reform bill tomorrow; why now?”

  1. […] House immigration subcommittee set to mark-up refugee reform bill tomorrow; why now? March 15, 2016 […]

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  2. […] “Does the Committee want to make sure that the earlier Babin bill  is squashed?” Corcoran asked in her blog Tuesday. […]

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  5. wullfe said

    “gives Congress, not the President, the authority to set the overall refugee ceiling for each year.” “decide how many refugees to admit.”

    Why now? Could it be they don’t want Refugee Resettlement in Trump’s hands? He’d say “zero.”

    •The bill sets the refugee ceiling at 60,000 per year. It allows the President to recommend a revision of the ceiling number and Congress can choose to act on that recommendation.

    •The bill prevents the President from admitting additional refugees without Congress’ approval.

    Parts of it sound great, parts questionable. 60,000 is too many. Could be written in such a way to hide real intentions. Making it sound as though it’s for Obama, but it’s taking power from Trump. Let’s see what other bills are introduced that might address Trump’s positions. If they do, then we’ll know.

    I don’t trust this at all!

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