Refugee Resettlement Watch

Testimony to the US State Department from Kathy in Illinois

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 20, 2016

The deadline to send in testimony was yesterday at 5 p.m. but we will continue to post your testimonies (a few a day) until I’ve exhausted my long list.  There are a few of you who, let’s just say, didn’t restrain your passion and I may edit some words that are ones we wouldn’t publish here as a general principle.

I’m posting the comments you sent in to the State Department because I don’t want them to be lost down the black hole, since the State Department continues to refuse to make them part of a public record.  Where is Congress on that?

Here is Kathy who echoes some of what Brenda Walker said here about Europe:

Dear Mr Simon Henshaw, and the Bureau of Population,Refugees, and Migration,

refugee advocates Illinois

Illinois has a very aggressive (progressive!) immigrant and refugee ‘rights’ group and here they are demanding more Syrians be placed in the state. http://www.progressillinois.com/posts/content/2015/11/20/syrian-refugee-advocates-meet-rauner-administration-call-acceptance

I am sending testimony today because I am extremely concerned with the proposals I’ve heard to bring tens of thousands of “Syrian” refugees to this country. I live in Illinois and have no idea where or how many refugees have been or will be placed in our communities. There is no communication to the general public. I read about these placements after the fact in articles on the Internet. The citizens of this country must be better informed and given a voice in these decisions.

My concerns are the cost to the citizens of this country who are already overburdened by taxes, the loss of jobs, many are underemployed or unemployed, & do not understand how our government can overlook their needs for those coming here from other countries. Also, as I see what is happening in Germany, Sweden, and the U.K. to name a few, the danger of terrorists entering our country is very real. They have the means to produce fabricated passports, papers, etc to infiltrate the refugee population and enter our country with intent of causing mayhem and death.

In closing, I am asking that consideration be given to placing a stop on this program and from here on in giving the citizens of this country the proper consideration to decide what’s best for our communities and our country.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

This is the twelfth testimony in our series leading up to the deadline for testimony at 5 p.m. yesterday, May 19th.  Go here for where they are archived to see what your fellow citizens have said.

5 Responses to “Testimony to the US State Department from Kathy in Illinois”

  1. domstudent11 said

    I also live in Illinois, a state without a budget and millions of dollars in unpaid bills, also home to Chicago, a sanctuary city, and a state that people are fleeing rather than entering. According to the Illinois Policy Institute, Illinois hasn’t seen an increase in private sector jobs in the 21st century and of all 50 states, is the top population loser. I guess our brilliant leaders (not Rauner, but Madigan and Cullerton) think they can replace taxpayers with refugees and illegal immigrants, although the math doesn’t quite work.

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  2. Reblogged this on Kerberos616.

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  3. MARIE WATSON said

    Hi Ann, Thank you for sharing these. It will be interesting to see how many you actually receive since we know we will never know any information from the State Dept. I am sure some people just sent it to state and not you but at least it would give us some sort of idea. Thank you again for all your hard work.
    Marie
    ACT for America
    Ravalli County, MT

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      Thanks Marie for your kind words. LOL! I sure hope they don’t send them all to me or I’ll be posting them here until Christmas!

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  4. Just a question…is everyone sending there comments to each of their representatives…better yet send a binder of all of these with a cover letter?

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