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Testimony to the US State Department from Carol in Virginia

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 14, 2016

Editor: This is another copy of testimony submitted in response to my offer to post testimony that readers have sent, or are sending, to the US State Department before May 19th.  Your testimony can be long or short, more detailed or less so.  Just send something!  And, then be sure to copy it to your elected officials.

Moratorium requested on resettlement of African and Middle Eastern refugees….

From Carol:

Dear Ms. Richards

This letter is a request for a moratorium on resettling refugees in the United States from Africa and the Middle East. Americans must study the long-term effects large groups of indigent refugees will have on communities throughout the country. It would also allow state and local governments to assess their financial obligations, and how they might pay for the additional services refugees require. Alas, a significant aspect of the resettlement process eludes transparent informing-or receiving of input-from average citizens, who will be footing the bill for the continued, and in all likelihood significant, on-going services.

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One of the largest historical waves of immigration into the U.S. occurred after the Civil War, when industry was booming, and the federal government was giving away huge tracks of free land. That’s a far cry from our situation today. Taxpayers in the U.S. now owe $19+ trillion dollars, not counting future unfunded liabilities that financial experts calculate to be over $100 trillion dollars. These numbers are staggering and above the tipping point modeled by other failed economies of the past 100 years, such as Greece, Venezuela, 1920s Germany, etc. In addition, we’ve spent $22 trillion since the 1960s, to eliminate poverty in our country, without success. Now the U.S. is resettling hundreds of thousands of mostly impoverished refugees from the failed states of Africa and the Middle East, into the heartland and big cities of America. If successful assimilation is the goal, this scenario is fraught with impending failure and calamity.

Unemployment in poor and minority communities is higher than it was for the whole population during the Great Depression, and too many of our high schools have a graduation rate of 50% of the students who started out as freshmen. Many of these schools are already struggling to accommodate large numbers of non-English speaking learners. This is not the time to incorporate large numbers of severely disadvantaged people. In addition, Muslim refugees’ religious beliefs require strict obedience to the tenets of their faith. Many of these beliefs run counter to our Constitution, which will create serious long term conflict. Because these refugees home countries are in such turmoil, they have never had the opportunity to practice the essential building blocks of a dynamic democratic republic, such as respect for the Bill of Rights, the rule of law, freedom of religion, and open debate.

One of the fundamental American qualities since our founding has been flexibility. This flexibility is an essential component to how we became a world power. For much of our history, Americans have experienced the most rapid changes any culture has ever adapted to, politically, socially, economically, technologically, scholastically, and militarily. But even a culture as robust as ours can be challenged beyond its breaking point. It is that breaking point that concerns me.

Using Europe as an example, large numbers of poorly-educated, non-native speaking groups of Muslim immigrants have created the most challenges the Continent has faced since the aftermath of World War II. We must learn from their example.

The State Department and the United Nations should encourage Muslim countries to accept these refugees, or to establish decent refugee camps, until the conflicts end. The U.S. is no longer able to solve all the world’s problems. Muslim refugees moving to Muslim countries would at least find social and religious compatibility. Unlike our country, for we are in the midst of rapidly changing moral codes.

In closing, I must emphatically state how difficult I believe these refugees lives are. Each of them may well be heroes and heroines. Yet I do not think two wrongs make a right. It is a wrong that their home countries cannot settle their differences. It is also wrong to try and integrate them into our country which poses a serious breakdown to our successful social cohesion.

I urge the State Department to have a moratorium on receiving Muslim refugees from Africa and the Middle East. American citizens must study and discuss the long-term effects large groups of indigent refugees will have on their communities, their taxes, public school education, then decide for themselves how to shape their future.

This is the fifth testimony in our series  leading up to the deadline for testimony on May 19th.  Go here for where they are archived. We are posting as many as we can because we know the US State Department has refused in the past to make them public (so much for Obama transparency!).

4 Responses to “Testimony to the US State Department from Carol in Virginia”

  1. Michael Travis said

    Ann,

    The comments (Examples below) regarding your post (*Lifted from the mouthpiece of the Turkish AKP Islamist regime: “Al Sabah “*) could make one believe that opposition to open borders, unbridled “migration” and the resettlement of the 3rd world within U.S. borders….. is an Aryan Nations, Ku Klux Klan, National Socialist campaign.

    We’ve seen this before, crack-pots and agent provocateurs destroyed the credibility of the Minutemen and border ranchers in the mid-2000’s (after G.W.Bush stood with the President of Mexico and declared us “Vigilantes” ). It seems the same scenario is being put in place regarding the opposition to Refugee Resettlement and Open Borders.

    It is unsettling to realise that we are once again being set-up to be viewed as a handful of dangerous neo-nazis as opposed to a large group of concerned citizens of the United States. The demonisation of legitimate citizen’s groups is a tried and true mechanism by which the government suppresses dissent.

    Refugee Resettlement Watch belongs to you and you alone, however, if your website becomes a breeding ground for Aryan Nations types it will affect us all. Please take a moment to step back and consider the possible consequences of being (wrongly) perceived as a “Hate site” rather than a pro-American, pro-sovereignty website.

    All the best,

    Michael Travis

    Mark Hayman said May 14, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Jewish organisations are the main drivers of the Muslim immivasion – they always have been the main drivers, much of their work is not visible. Prof Kevin MacDonald has written extensively about this! tma_sierrahills (@tma_sierrahills) said May 14, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Part of diluting and destabilizing the West. Their grandkids can flee to Israel. MeThePeople said May 14, 2016 at 7:09 am

    This bill might be too nutty for even Virginian liberal politicians. But then again, one never knows do one?

    But at least they get another chance to malign Trump’s desire to protect us from those murderous insane Muslim scum.

    So these psycho Jews have the money and time to sponsor legislation which hasn’t been even introduced yet?

    This politician and these “jewish” groups must be commie.

    It’s so stupid I do not know why I even read and respond to it. Oh, that’s right: Except they are maligning Trump, redefining the term ‘religion’ to suit their own purposes (as usual), damaging the perception of Judaism and undermining our republic.

    GO TRUMP! Mark Hayman said May 14, 2016 at 8:45 am

    But your last sentence is wrong – you imply the Jews will be persecuted by the Muslims in the Western countries when the Muslims become numerically great – many Jews have stated on the public record that Jews can easily get along with muslims – it’s the Europeans Jews have a problem with lol

    On Sat, May 14, 2016 at 3:27 PM, Refugee Resettlement Watch wrote:

    > Ann Corcoran posted: “Editor: This is another copy of testimony submitted > in response to my offer to post testimony that readers have sent, or are > sending, to the US State Department before May 19th. Your testimony can be > long or short, more detailed or less so. Just send so” >

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      I appreciate your concern, however, RRW is already considered a hate site unless the Southern Poverty Law Center has somewhere along the line apologized. The only way, in my opinion, we can ever defeat the Left is to push through this crap (demonization is about all they have!) and as I have said innumerable times: “call me whatever you want—racist, xenophobe, nativist, Islamophobe—it won’t shut me up.” As a matter of fact, when they do that it only inspires me to work harder to expose their agenda to destroy America. Any backing up or pulling punches will only energize them—like sharks smelling blood in the water.

      By the way, as for comments I post. There are many you never see. I have only a couple of rules—no threats of violence, no foul language (a few sneak through once in a while), and no personal ad hominem attacks on another commenter. Otherwise I try not to censor speech. I think its important to vent, even if I don’t agree with what is being vented.

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      • thad2013 said

        Hi Anne, I wish you’d stop demonizing the “Left” for the problems of immigration and refugee resettlement. First of all, despite the illusions of the far right, President Obama is neither a Socialist nor a Leftist. He is actually a Corporate Centrist. And that is the heart of the problem. We all understand that immigration is actively encouraged by the Corporatists as a way to get access to cheap, controllable labor. Another fact we all understand, is that many of these Corporatists are actually on the “conservative” end of the political scale. They support immigration for commercial, not ideological reasons. Sure, there are lot of Leftists who support refugee resettlement. But there are also lots of conservatives, and powerful, well connected ones at that, who also support refugee resettlement. So, the refugee problem is not about Left or Right, it is about “Corporatist” and “Globalist”. The Anti-WTO protests in Seattle 1999, and other protests by the Left Wing demonstrated very clearly that the Left is now Anti-Corporatist and Anti-Globalist. And the Left Wing of this nation is becoming a powerful force, as we have seen with the rise of Bernie Sanders. You will never “defeat” it. So it’s really up to you to choose your battles. Do you want to continue to marginalize your efforts to the echo chamber of the Right Wing by ranting about “Leftists” in general, or do you want to get real and start reaching out to all sectors of society on the refugee resettlement issue? I am anti-Corporatist, anti-Globalist Leftist, but I regularly share your articles on my FB page, because I think that proper education is the way to change minds, whether the info comes from the right or the left. The way I see it, you will catch more flies with sugar than with vinegar. I hope everyone across the political spectrum can find ways to work together to stop the flood of corporate-sponsored refugee resettlement.

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        • Ann Corcoran said

          Would you like to write a guest post about how there are ‘Leftists’ working against the open borders agenda? Give some examples of actions being taken. Protesting against globalization is important, but I would like some specific examples of your (and others) work directly on the immigration issue. I think our readers would like to know that. Just send your column in as a comment here and I’ll re-post it prominently.

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