Refugee Resettlement Watch

Texas should withdraw from UN/US State Dept. Refugee Admissions Program

Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 29, 2016

Just as Governor Sam Brownback did in Kansas this week, Texas should “opt-out” of the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program and then when the feds put a ‘non-profit’ group in charge of making decisions that expend taxpayer dollars in the state—sue the feds on Tenth Amendment grounds.  It is that simple (well sort of!).

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If Texas has no say over refugee seeding now, then the state should simply withdraw from the program and then sue the feds.

Any governor in America who talks big about wanting to get the RAP under control in their state, isn’t doing anything (other than trying to appease voters) until he or she takes dramatic action—like withdrawing from the program altogether.

(For readers who don’t want to kill the program outright, dramatic action is the only thing that will bring enough controversy to even begin to see the smallest effort toward reform.)

This Breitbart headline (Texas Has No Authority Over Agencies That Resettle Refugees in State) and story caught my eye.

Texas is the top resettlement state in the nation and has a governor who has been attempting to protect the state, so why not go for the whole enchilada. (Congress should be protecting you, but it isn’t!)

Read the story here.

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Since 2011, Texas has ‘welcomed’ approximately 7,000 refugees a year so that it continues its distinction as the #1 refugee state in the nation. Looks to me like Gov. Rick Perry closed a blind eye to the expansion.

For new readers, know that these states (below) already withdrew (or never had a program) at one point in the past and are now so-called Wilson-Fish states whose refugee programs are run illegally and unconstitutionally by ‘non-profit’ groups hired by Washington.

By the way, experts tell me that the Wilson-Fish amendment to the Refugee Act of 1980 made no provision in the law for the federal agencies to pass the program off to unelected non-profit contractors of the federal government—one of many many cases where a federal agency (the Office of Refugee Resettlement in this case) simply made its own ‘law’ through regulations.

If you are in one of these states you must urge your governor/legislature to sue with a states’ rights claim.

I know you won’t get states like Vermont to demand their state’s rights, but heck then if they are that ‘welcoming,’ let the feds just send them all there.

(I saw news last night and tweeted it that the Rutland, VT mayor is welcoming 100 Syrians soon. Follow me on twitter for more news.)

 

Wilson-Fish states (Kansas is effectively on the list now too):

Alabama
Alaska
Colorado
Idaho
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Nevada
North Dakota
South Dakota
Tennessee
Vermont

See my three part series on Texas from last summer by clicking here.  Go here for everything we have said about Wilson-Fish.

7 Responses to “Texas should withdraw from UN/US State Dept. Refugee Admissions Program”

  1. […] withdrawn from the federal refugee resettlement program, and political pressure is growing in Texas , Maine, and Florida on the governors of those states to withdraw from the program as […]

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  2. […] Texas should withdraw from UN/US State Dept. Refugee Admissions Program April 29, 2016 […]

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  3. […] noted, they are not, they are sending them to Manchester, NH or Kalamazoo, Michigan. (Indeed, the number 1 destination for islamist refugees and their embedded terrorist fraction is Texas, thanks to a Federal desire for disruption and the efforts of nihilistic […]

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  4. susanne olson said

    Well, can you get this to the heads of the Trump campaign? Can you get this to local news outlets to let the locals know about this situation? Politics is local.

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  5. Reblogged this on Kerberos616.

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  6. Dr. Rich Swier said

    Great. Posted: http://bit.ly/1NZM8MW

    Rich

    On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 7:00 AM, Refugee Resettlement Watch wrote:

    > Ann Corcoran posted: “Just as Governor Sam Brownback did in Kansas this > week, Texas should “opt-out” of the UN/US State Department Refugee > Admissions Program and then when the feds put a ‘non-profit’ group in > charge of making decisions that expend taxpayer dollars in the state” >

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  7. Reblogged this on Rifleman III Journal and commented:
    I must take issue with states welcoming the masses, as there are no walls to prevent refugees from oozing into other states. Without hinderance of any checkpoint-type enforcement, free to roam, and free to settle elsewhere, will taint efforts of containment unless, as numerous municipalities and corporations had voiced opposition to the Carolina transgender restroom use, states accepting refugees, should be boycotted for their anti-American, and pro-United Nations, stance. The downside of accepting refugees, such as crime, tax burden, and terror threat, outweighs any good at all. Perhaps the liberal governors, failed to receive or understand the true situation.

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