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Federation for American Immigration Reform and its legal arm submit testimony to US State Department

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 21, 2016

Editor:  This is a press release from FAIR/IRLI in response to a request for public comment on the FY2017 Refugee Admissions Program. Comments closed at 5 p.m. on May 19th. (Hat tip: Joanne)

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(Washington, D.C.) – This week, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (“IRLI”) and the Federation for American Immigration Reform (“FAIR”) filed a public comment (attached here) with the Department of State (“DOS”) regarding its proposed 2017 Refugee Admission’s Program. In their comment, IRLI and FAIR raised three broad concerns regarding the Obama Administration’s current policies and practices:

  1. The DOS and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) are not complying with statutory requirements. Under U.S. law, only a person who has been persecuted or has a well-founded fear of persecution on account of “race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion” can be admitted to the U.S. as a refugee. This Administration appears to have unlawfully adopted the United Nation’s definition of refugee, which includes those fleeing from natural or economic disaster, civil strife, war, crime or other societal afflictions.
  2. DOS has not addressed the extensive fraud and abuse in the refugee application process. The problems with vetting applicants do not end at ensuring each applicant properly complies with the statutory requirements. Extensive fraud and abuse of the application process has been found, yet the Government does not properly address these findings. Such fraud and abuse will only become more prevalent as the President seeks to fulfill his 10,000-Syrian refugee quota by the end of the fiscal year.
  3. The American public is still not adequately protected under the current refugee screening process. The President’s refugee goals are not properly considering the severe national security concerns that face the country in light of the attacks in Paris and in San Bernardino, where the female terrorist passed the Government’s security screening. While the President, Jeh Johnson, and DOS officials say that the security checks for refugees are rigorous, the screenings are not sufficient to protect American citizens. Other government officials who are deeply involved in screening refugees state that the current background investigation produces little, if any, information on those being screened.

Dale L. Wilcox, IRLI’s Executive Director commented, “The Obama Administration’s unilateral expansion of our democratically-enacted refugee laws will lead to increased fraud and greater chances for terrorist-activity as well as pressure on our state and federal welfare budgets, and on the social-cohesion of our communities.” Wilcox continued, “Not only is this Administration ignoring the laws which define who can come into our country as a refugee, it’s ignoring the immigration catastrophe in Europe that’s resulted from those governments being too open to manipulation from foreign migrants. The American people are tired of both the lawlessness and the extreme naiveté on the part of the political class when it comes to immigration policy.”

 

Go here to see all of our information (including copies of testimony) submitted for the FY2017 Presidential determination on the “size and scope” of the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program. (LOL! They are pretending to care what you think even as Obama has already said he is going for 100,000 refugees for his last shot at changing America as he exits the White House!).

11 Responses to “Federation for American Immigration Reform and its legal arm submit testimony to US State Department”

  1. futuret said

    THEY ONLY CARE FOR MUSLIMS, COMMUNISTS, FOREIGNERS, AND ANYONE WHO WANTS TO MAKE A CASE FOR EVIL AND CORRUPTION, ONLY TO SERVE THEIR PURPOSE IN GETTING RID OF “FOSSILS” LIKE ME. WE CAN QUOTE ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT, BUT THE FACT REMAINS, THEY ARE GOING TO DO WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO DO, EVEN IF IT RESULTS IN A FAILURE, AND DESTRUCTION OF LIFE, INCLUDING THE KINDS OF LIFE THEY SUPPORT. IN OTHER WORDS THEY ARE OVER STEPPING THEIR BOUNDS AND THEY DO NOT CARE. EMOTIONALLY, I HAVE LEFT THE UNION, BUT I HAVE NOT LEFT MORAL PRINCIPLES. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST AND THIS IS THE ONLY WAY, FOR MYSELF THAT I SHALL LIVE MY LIFE:

    https://sentinelblog.com/2016/05/22/supreme-court-decision-celebrated-by-lovers-of-big-government/

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    • 7delta said

      WE CAN QUOTE ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT, BUT THE FACT REMAINS, THEY ARE GOING TO DO WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO DO,

      Yes, they are, but there are significant reasons why we stand on the Rock.

      1) Jesus told us, we are to be prepared and to maintain until His return.

      2) “They” think we’re stupid. Think Gruber and the last guy, whatshisname, who told the New Yorker Magazine that they lied about the Iranian deal. We’re not stupid. Well, most of us aren’t. There is a small minority of doorknobs out there, but they’re on the other side, regardless of party. The establishment is arrogant and it has made them ignorant. It’s our job to let them know we know. We are not their sheep. It’s only fair to warn them that we know who and what they are.

      3) The majority of Americans are law abiding. We render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s. We cannot fire the first shot, but we, as the founders’ knew, have God’s blessing to defend ourselves. Not yet. It’s coming, but not yet.

      4) We have not been abandoned by God. America has done more than any other country in history to provide missionaries to spread the Gospel abroad and to provide real charity to those in great need after disasters hit their homes. We, the People are not under judgement. Institutions of the government are. The religious volags might want to think about whose side they’re on.

      5) It doesn’t matter what “they” think, or what they do, because God always wins and we do too, when we’re on His side. We win. I know this, with every fiber of my being. America will remain free and sovereign. The Bible tells us what countries and people God places a burden against and it’s not us. It also tells us there will be no global government. In the meantime, we continue to fight the good fight and do what’s right. The Union is ours and we belong to God.

      It’s okay, my friend. He gives us peace, even in war. It won’t be easy, but God always wins.

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      • futuret said

        MY PATRIOTISM DOES NOT REMAIN WITH THIS CORRUPTED AND EVIL COUNTRY, OR ANY OTHER COUNTRY. I DO NOT SUPPORT ANY COUNTRY RIGHT OR WRONG, I JUST DO NOT. PHYSICALLY AND GEOGRAPHICALLY I MAY BE AN AMERICAN, BUT I DO CONSIDER MYSELF A CITIZEN OF THE HEAVENS, AND MY PATRIOTISM IS GIVEN TO HIS KINGDOM, WHEN JESUS CHRIST RETURNS. NO I SHALL NOT FOLLOW THE MASSES, EITHER FROM THE RIGHT OR THE LEFT IN ANY DIRECTIONS, INCLUDING POLITICAL PLATFORMS. JESUS CHRIST HAS GIVEN INSTRUCTIONS NOT TO FOLLOW THE MASSES AND POLITICIANS. THIS MAY NOT BE YOU, BUT IT IS SURELY ME, AND ME AS MY SOUL DICTATES THROUGH JESUS CHRIST, NOT TO LOVE THE THINGS OF THIS WORLD. I HAVE FOUND A DIFFERENT ROCK, AND THAT ROCK IS JESUS CHRIST, AND NOT THE DISSOLVING USA. MY ROCK IS DIFFERENT, AND ONE THAT IS ETERNAL AND INFINITE.

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  3. Dr. Rich Swier said

    Great. Posted: http://bit.ly/1sMn4oU

    Rich

    On Sat, May 21, 2016 at 11:51 AM, Refugee Resettlement Watch wrote:

    > Ann Corcoran posted: “Editor: This is a press release from FAIR/IRLI in > response to a request for public comment on the FY2017 Refugee Admissions > Program. Comments closed at 5 p.m. on May 19th. (Hat tip: Joanne) > (Washington, D.C.) – This week, the Immigration R” >

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  4. Reblogged this on Kerberos616.

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  5. usnveteran said

    The only solution to end the abusive immigration (and the UN’s Agenda 21) problems in America is to get the United States out of the muslim controlled United Nations organization.

    September 17, 2014
    United Nations To Flood U.S. With Muslim Refugees At Taxpayer Expense:
    ‘Most Americans are unaware that under the Refugee Resettlement Program, whole muslim communities from hostile nations are imported into the United States, circumventing whatever immigration laws that are still intact.

    This is made even more dangerous by who the organization determines are refugees and who aren’t. It’s the U.N., driven largely by the world’s largest international body, the Organization Of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The OIC is a modern day caliphate made up of 56 countries and the Palestine terrorists. …”
    http://freedomoutpost.com/united-nations-flood-us-muslim-refugees-taxpayers-expense/

    Organization Of Islamic Cooperation (57 Muslim States – permanent UN membership):
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organization_of_Islamic_Cooperation

    Tell Children The Truth:
    http://tellthechildrenthetruth.com/

    American Sovereignty Restoration Act (2009):
    H.R. 1146: ‘To end membership of the United States in the United Nations.’
    https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr1146/text

    Creeping Sharia – Documenting The Islamization Of America:
    https://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/

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  6. domstudent11 said

    Fraud is indeed rampant. From The North Shore Weekend (2016-05-22): “A Glenview attorney was found guilty by a federal jury of submitting false information to immigration officials in asylum cases…A press release from the U.S. Attorney states that from 2000 to 2011 [Robert] DeKelaita ‘prepared and submitted asylum applications that contained material lies, including tales of rape, murder, torture, kidnappings, bombings and other forms of religious oppression in the Middle East. As a result, several of DeKelaita’s clients were granted asylum and eventually permanent residency and citizenship status.” Two interpreters who worked for DeKelaita providing Arabic and Assyrian translations and DeKelaita’s clients were also charged.

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  8. futuret said

    I CAN NOT HIDE IT ANY LONGER, I AM AN EXTREMIST AND INTEND TO STAY THAT WAY FOR REASONS THAT CAN NOT BE COUNTED ON ONE LIST:

    https://cchurchchurchblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/21/un-plots-war-on-free-speech-to-stop-extremism-online/

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    • 7delta said

      Well, Futuret, I can’t say I’m surprised. It would be good for all of us to be able to quote the following SCOTUS opinion and to quote it often to our Congress Critters, along with clear nonviolent warnings about seeing them removed from the cushy little seats, if they don’t uphold their oaths and responsibilities to protect their constituents’ rights.

      The Bill of Rights is part of the Constitution and the Unhinged Narcissists have no authority to supercede it. Not for one single reason. Neither does our Narcissist in Chief or our Secretary of Statism. It’s common sense, but it helps when SCOTUS backs it up appropriately.

      In fact, the remedy to “violent extremism”, most of which is caused by one major perpetrator, is to stop importing Islam or allowing Islamic migration to non-Islamic countries, deport all non-citizen adherents, give citizen adherents free permanent trips to Islamic countries, if they can’t live without Shariah law, and stop them from illegally traipsing over borders, then nobody would have to worry about them being offended and going off like unmanned rockets. Simple fix. If they can’t grow up, then that’s their choice. Nobody has to put up with their temper tantrums and subversion. There’s nothing superior about enabling jihad, Shariah law and the perpetually offended by pretending their violent temper tantrums are caused by anything other than Islam.

      Anyway…

      The Supreme Court upheld, in Reid vs Covert in 1951, that no treaty supersedes the Constitution. (Bolding added.)

      The ruling states:

      “It would be manifestly contrary to the objectives of those who created the Constitution, as well as those who were responsible for the Bill of Rights — let alone alien to our entire constitutional history and tradition — to construe Article VI as permitting the United States to exercise power under an international agreement without observing constitutional prohibitions. [n32] In effect, such construction would permit amendment of that document in a manner not sanctioned by Article V. The prohibitions of the Constitution were designed to apply to all branches of the National Government, and they cannot be nullified by the Executive or by the Executive and the Senate combined.

      There is nothing new or unique about what we say here. This Court has regularly and uniformly recognized the supremacy of the Constitution over a treaty. [n33] For example, in Geofroy v. Riggs, 133 U.S. 258, 267, it declared:

      The treaty power, as expressed in the Constitution, is in terms unlimited except by those restraints which are found in that instrument against the action of the government or of its departments, and those arising from the nature of the government itself and of that of the States. It would not be contended that it extends so far as to authorize what the Constitution forbids, or a change in the character of the [p18] government, or in that of one of the States, or a cession of any portion of the territory of the latter, without its consent.”

      http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/htm…4_0001_ZO.html

      “No agreement with a foreign nation can confer power on the Congress or on any other branch of Government, which is free from the restraints of the Constitution.” “The prohibitions of the federal constitution are designed to apply to all branches of the national government and cannot be nullified by the executive or by the executive and senate combined.” Reid v. Covert, 354 U.S. 1, 1 L. Ed 2nd 1148 (1951)

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