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Three Arkansas members of Congress question new resettlement plan for Fayetteville area

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 13, 2016

Fayetteville, Arkansas is one of the newest resettlement sites approved by the US State Department to accommodate the large number of refugees that Barack Obama has proposed for FY2017. We previously learned that there are 47 new sites, most chosen in secrecy.  Below is the list of those we have heard about so far.***

From Talk Business & Politics:

Canopy Northwest Arkansas received final approval from the State Department on Sept. 30 and is waiting for the assignment of its first refugee family, which could come as early as mid-November.


Real test for Rep. Steve Womack (R) is whether he will support defunding the Refugee Admissions Program when Congress addresses the FY17 budget starting this week! Womack is on the Appropriations Committee:

Canopy partners with the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), one of nine national resettlement agencies that contract with the State Department to run the refugee resettlement program. LIRS is the agency that will assign refugees to Canopy after the refugees go through an extensive screening process, sometimes lasting more than two years. [Learn more about LIRS, here, 95% taxpayer funded!—ed]

Over the course of the coming year, Emily Crane Linn, resettlement director at Canopy, said they expect to settle 20 to 25 families in Northwest Arkansas. [That would likely be over 100 refugees—ed]


It is the Syrian refugee possibility that caused U.S. Reps. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, and Steve Womack, R-Rogers, to send a letter dated Oct. 24 to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to “express our concern” about the resettlement program. (Link here for a PDF of the letter.)

Sending a letter won’t cut it.

Sending a letter makes constituents feel better, but….

….we know how that turned out when Rep. Trey Gowdy thought that he could slow the flow to then new resettlement site Spartanburg, SC by writing to John Kerry. It did nothing!!!

Defund! Defund! Defund!

Only one thing matters, and if there is a ‘pocket of resistance’ forming in Arkansas you must tell these three members of Congress to work to cut the funding in the upcoming lame duck budget battle!

I see (here) that Arkansas has no members of Congress who have tried to lift a finger to cut the funding so far.

See Conservative Review’s Liberty score card for the Arkansas delegation.

BTW, how many poultry processing plants in Arkansas are hankering for cheap refugee labor?

***Is your city one of the newest targets for resettlement of third worlders?

Asheville, NC

Rutland, VT

Reno, NV

Ithaca, NY

Missoula, MT

Aberdeen, SD (may have been thwarted as a primary resettlement site!)

Charleston, WV

Fayetteville, AR

Blacksburg, VA

Pittsfield, MA

Northhampton, MA

Flint, MI

Bloomington, IN

Traverse City, MI

Poughkeepsie, NY

Wilmington, DE

Watertown, NY (maybe)

Youngstown, OH (maybe)


8 Responses to “Three Arkansas members of Congress question new resettlement plan for Fayetteville area”

  1. Phyllis Mason said

    Who can I contact besides my own congressman (D-CT).


    • Ann Corcoran said

      I would definitely let your awful pro-refugee Senator Blumenthal know how you feel even if he is useless. He should know that constituents are angry…

      But be sure to let Speaker Ryan know how you feel because he is key to this and he will be a major stumbling block. You might also call Rep. Brian Babin’s office and thank him for being so brave to take on the Refugee Program…


  2. kerberos616 said

    Reblogged this on Kerberos616.


  3. thetinfoilhatsociety said

    What’s in Missoula that they want to settle them there? I mean, for cheap low paid low skill work.


    • Ann Corcoran said

      I don’t know that it is labor in Missoula. I think this is a classic case of Leftwingers wanting to shove diversity down the throats of people they see as rednecks and deplorables. It is also about eventually changing the electorate and turning a another red state blue.

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  4. Reblogged this on Booksbyjameswnelson and commented:
    From the article: “… 47 new sites, most chosen in secrecy.”
    That’s right: “SECRECY!” That’s how the left works. They are not stopping and they won’t stop until they are STOPPED!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. lehi48 said

    The Liberal Left, College Professors, and the Students they masterfully influence today mock Our Forefathers, Constitution and even Our Bill of Rights as passe’ not current enough. They are so dead wrong. Think how Our Forefathers came up with the “Power of the Purse” to contain a run-a-way Executive as a means to thwart that Power since it lacks the Authority to be doing what it has Usurped. However, House of Representatives being blessed with the Power and Authority to do something and leaving it on the table unused because of fear, fear of electoral consequences, is a sin. If you were in my District I would withhold my vote for you because of this!

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