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Testimony to the US State Department from Coya in Maryland

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 22, 2016

Editor: I am still combing through my hundreds of e-mails to find the testimony you sent to the US State Department in response to the DOS request for public comment on the “size and scope” of the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program for FY2017.

The day before the deadline for submission of testimony I noticed (maybe you were all ahead of me and noticed!) that the dates were wrong in the Federal Register.  I happened to see a comment sent by lawyers to the DOS asking that the comment period be re-opened because citizens, who might like to have testified, didn’t think the notice was for a comment period this year, but for last year.   See here.


Here is reader Coya quoting Teddy Roosevelt….

To the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard

Originally, the Refugee act was to provide qualified refugees a pathway to permanent residence as persons of special humanitarian concern to the United States. The key word is qualified. We cannot properly vet the refugees. We should not place all American citizens at risk.

Prior to the passage of the Refugee Act, a refugee in the United States had to wait two years to apply for adjustment of status. The refugee also had to show that he or she had fled (or stayed away from) any communist-dominated country or country within the Middle East and was unwilling or unable to return due to fear of persecution. This must be adhered to in the strictest sense.

The influx of Syrian refugees would change the voting demographics in the US and to convert America into an Islamic nation.

I whole heartedly agree with President Teddy Roosevelt when he said:

“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

Any other means of bringing masses of people to America is an invasion and misuse of the Refugee Act of 1980 and could be considered an act of treason.

This is the fourteenth testimony in our series leading up to the deadline for comments to the Dept. of State on May 19th.  Go here for where they are archived to see what your fellow citizens have said.

I intend to keep posting testimonies, a few a day, until I have exhausted my long list! I had no idea so many of you would respond to my offer!  But, thank you for your hard work!

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