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Breaking news! Reuters is reporting that President Trump will sign executive orders on refugees tomorrow

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 24, 2017

Drudge is reporting the news with this banner headline tonight! If this is true, this is big!

Trump to Unleash Immigration Orders

Reuters:

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign several executive orders on Wednesday restricting immigration from Syria and six other Middle Eastern or African countries, according to several congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on the matter.

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Trump Watch!

In addition to Syria, Trump’s orders are expected to temporarily restrict access to the United States for most refugees. Another order will block visas from being issued to Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified.

Trump’s restrictions on refugees are likely to include a multi-month ban on admissions from all countries until the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security can increase the intensity of the vetting process.

The Republican president was expected to sign the orders at the Washington headquarters of the Department of Homeland Security, whose responsibilities include immigration and border security.

Continue here.

Anxiety has been building all day about whether President Trump was going to squish-out on doing anything serious about reining-in immigration.

I reported in my earlier post today that Wrapsnet has been down all weekend, but it is back up and we learned that a huge number of refugees have been admitted just since Inauguration day—990!  So, if this is accurate news, that Trump will pause the refugee program, it couldn’t come soon enough.

More tomorrow!

See our new Trump Watch! category here.

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Trump Watch! Nothing yet on slowing immigration (including refugees); ask the State Dept!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 24, 2017

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Trump Watch! We know that the President has the power to pause the refugee program without Congress, what is taking so long?

He said he would do it on day one.  No sign of anything happening today, on day 4, and it sure looks like his White House doesn’t even have refugees on its radar.

However, John Binder writing at Breitbart yesterday postulates that something on refugees will be coming sooner than expected. Really? It is already later than expected and comments from Sean Spicer at the first White House press briefing don’t sound hopeful (or knowledgeable).

Every day that Trump delays gives the Open Borders leftist activists more time to bash him and organize against him, so he should just get the pain over with quickly in my opinion.

***Update*** FAIR is reporting that the President still plans to “use his pen” for an executive order on extreme vetting of refugees, see here in coming “days and weeks.”

Here, below, Maria Jeffrey writing at Conservative Review points to press secretary Sean Spicer’s brushoff regarding refugees yesterday.

(Hat tip: Richard at Blue Ridge Forum)

In his first formal press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer couldn’t answer a question about President Trump’s refugee policy.

A reporter asked Spicer, “What’s the status of the Refugee Resettlement Program?”

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Spicer: Ask the State Dept! What the hell! I smell a rat—is it Reince or Ryan on refugees? Both?

Spicer told her, “I don’t know. I’ll have to get back to you on that one right now. Or, I think the best thing to do would be to contact the Department of State.”

Contact the State Department where the foxes are obviously still in control on the refugees! And, who would one even call there?

On the campaign trial, President Trump said that refugees seeking to come into the United States were a “Trojan horse” and that, in his administration, refugees would have to submit to rigorous vetting in order to be granted entrance. [See my previous post about how cursory the screening really is!—ed]

While the normal refugee resettlement process takes nearly two years, the Associated Press reported in April 2016 that, with the spike in refugees seeking admission to the U.S., the process was condensed to three months.

The Obama administration let in an unprecedented number of refugees in the past few years. [Yes, see here!—ed]

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Conservative Review’s Daniel Horowitz has observed, “numbers matter when it comes to Middle Eastern immigration, cultural assimilation, and security risks.” Further, Horowitz asks, “when did the American people ever vote for such radical social transformation?”

The election of Donald Trump was a repudiation of many Obama-era leftist policies, and the admission of unprecedented numbers of refugees was one of them. It’s now up to President Trump to fulfill his own promises.

Yes, because I am beginning to hear the word “betrayal” on his immigration promises.

So much could be done to pause many immigration programs until Congress can be forced to act.

Continue reading here.

People are policy!

Spicer (Reince’s right hand man) came to his present perch from the Republican National Committee, not known for its work in reining-in immigration. See here. Laura Ingraham, earlier considered for the job of Press Secretary, comes from a very different place on the immigration issue—a loss for us, a win for the establishment.

What’s up with Wrapsnet?

There has been no data posted since I reported last on Saturday morning. Wrapsnet, for new readers, is where the US State Department almost daily reports on refugees being admitted to the US: their numbers, their nationalities, their religions and where they are being placed.

The site stopped posting data on Saturday, the 21st, with 30,063 refugees processed in to your towns and cities since October 1, 2016.

Here are the options from benign to worrying that could explain the mystery:

~It was just time to fix/repair something with the database, something that has happened periodically over the last few years.

~Because of the transition, staff at Wrapsnet are behind in data processing (however, the Refugee Processing Center is a contractor, so I don’t see why their work couldn’t continue).

~The Obama team cut it off just as they walked out the door and no one on the Trump team has a clue that it isn’t working.

~The Trump team cut it off on purpose so that we couldn’t continue to report the numbers entering the US while they took no action.

See our new category, Trump Watch! by clicking here.

Contact the White House opinion page here.  Tell the President what you think about the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program.

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Trump Watch! Will he begin to slow immigration/refugees today?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 23, 2017

I don’t know yet, there are rumblings that executive orders on the border and on refugees from terror-exporting regions of the world are on the President’s agenda today. We will find out soon enough.

However, just now when I checked Wrapsnet, there has been no refugee data added since we reported that 30,063 had been placed this fiscal year up until the morning of January 21.

It could be that data entry people simply were off for the weekend and we will see new entries later today.  It is possible that the data has been turned off for the public, but it is doubtful that Trump could have shut the flow off that fast. There are refugees all over the world with plane tickets in hand and you can bet they will be coming.

More later….. (unless Trump makes the move early today, you might have the news before me!).

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Comment worth noting: Let’s pay them to go home

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 21, 2017

Reader Harold made a suggestion this morning.  But it isn’t completely new to us. It is an idea another reader proposed in 2015—let’s pay refugees to go home!  I know many of you balked at the idea of using more of our money, but here Harold makes a suggestion for how to pay for it.

Ann. A suggestion to send back refugees to their homeland.

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How about a Refugee Repatriation Act? The government would pay each refugee wishing to return to their home country $20,000 and provide free air fare in exchange for their US papers and/or citizenship and would NOT be eligible to return to the USA. With the United Nations handling the relocation of refugees and since the USA pays over 3 Billion of the UN’s regular and peacekeeping budget, the $20,000 dollar RRA amount would be deducted from dues the US pays to the United Nations.

St Cloud, MN and surrounding area, where I live, has a refugee problem and assimilation in our area is not taking place.

Ann, you have been out front on this refugee problem so give this suggestion some consideration.

Keep up the good work, Ann. (The $20,000 is just a suggested amount.)

Harold

I’m sure many of you assume that all the refugees we are hauling in here now want to be here.  Over the years I’ve heard from those who want to go home! They were mislead about what it was like in America and are unhappy, but they cannot afford the airfare to leave.  Setting up a program like the one Harold proposes would help identify those who hate it here and have no intention of becoming patriotic Americans.

Along these same lines, I would like to see a hotline established at the US State Department where unhappy refugees could call in to voice concerns, and the line could also be used for whistleblowers (I hear from those too!) from within the refugee contracting agencies to call in.

Although whistleblowers might now want to contact the Inspector General offices at the State Department and in the Dept. of Health and Human Services. Less chance right now of retaliation against you!

Comments worth noting is a special category at RRW to highlight readers’ ideas.  See more here.

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Trump Watch! begins today

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 21, 2017

Yesterday was a fantastically inspirational day. I hope you all enjoyed it.

I’ve been a Trump supporter from the earliest days of his campaign, but I also know something about how Washington works and so I see my job, in addition to continuing to report what is happening in your states and around the world on refugees, as a nag to attempt to keep the Trump Administration honest and moving toward slowing immigration and thus assuring greater security for us all.

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Trump Watch! starts today!

In Gettysburg in October, here, Donald Trump outlined a plan for his first 100 days which included making progress on building the wall and securing our borders.

Many of those illegal aliens (Africans!) coming across the border now are fake refugees who will be attempting to claim asylum, so the border is of concern to us in addition to the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program.

This is what Donald Trump promised would be happening immediately:

Additionally, on the first day, I will take the following five actions to restore security and the constitutional rule of law….

* FIFTH, suspend immigration from terror-prone regions where vetting cannot safely occur. All vetting of people coming into our country will be considered extreme vetting.

We assume “on the first day” means Monday, January 23rd!

Our Trump Watch! will report daily on how many refugees are coming in through the Refugee Admissions Program (RAP) in addition to other news about immigration in general.  (BTW, we admit thousands of immigrants through myriad LEGAL programs from “terror-prone” regions.  I don’t want to leave you with the notion that it is only ‘refugees’ coming from Islamic hotspots.)

See our benchmark post yesterday.

So while we were enjoying the festivities in DC, the US State Department admitted 168 more refugees just yesterday.

We will be watching in particular refugee numbers from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and Syria.  There are many others coming from other regions as well that must be stopped. I’m thinking of the Rohingya from Burma and Bangladesh, Ethiopians, Eritreans and some other ethnic groups as well, but it will be those 4 we report on regularly.

Yesterday, Afghans topped the list of the four we will watch: 55 Afghans arrived in your towns, 45 Iraqis, 30 Syrians and no Somalis on Inauguration day.

See my 100 days countdown clock in the right hand sidebar!

Donald Trump was elected primarily because of the issue of  jobs and immigration, we sure hope he (with Congress attempting to railroad him!) does not get bogged down on Obamacare.

Obamacare can be fixed over the course of the year, but uncontrolled immigration, in addition to threatening our security and way of life, is robbing Americans of jobs and changing the demographic makeup of America daily!

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Bye! Bye! Bob! (Carey) Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 21, 2017

“Warrior spirits” needed to advance the Trump agenda!

Elections have consequences and one of those is that political appointees must resign by Inauguration Day. Two key political appointees run the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program—the Asst. Sec. of State for Populations, Refugees and Migration (often abbreviated as PRM) and the Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the Dept. of Health and Human Services.

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Carey with federal contractor the Lutheran’s Linda Hartke.  Carey had previously been a contractor himself. https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2016/09/03/lutheran-immigration-and-refugee-service-is-95-funded-by-taxpayers/

We told you about the resignation of Anne Richard, here, the other day. And, two days ago we received a copy of Bob Carey’s farewell message. (See it below).

I want to make a couple of points about it. First note that Carey says the FY2015 Annual Report to Congress is out (see here, as of this writing it isn’t on their website). He brags that it has been issued in “record time.”  No it was not.

According to the Refugee Act of 1980 it was supposed to be out by the end of the 4th month following the close of the fiscal year, so it was supposed to have been out by January 31, 2016!  See my 2013 discussion of how the ORR has played fast and loose with that requirement since the Clinton era.

The other thing I wanted to mention is that although Carey is leaving, he has left planted in the ORR, Anastasia Brown, who previously worked for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and headed the Refugee Council USA (the lobbying arm of the refugee industry). She is a longtime hardliner on bringing more refugees to the US, including more Muslims as she recommended at a US State Department hearing I attended.

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Anastasia Brown

I was shocked in 2013 to see Anastasia Brown testify on behalf of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to the US State Department that she wanted more Rohingya Muslims admitted to the US.

Because, seeded throughout the government are going to be people like Anastasia Brown, Hans von Spakovsky, a Senior Legal Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, in an important analysis at Conservative Review about Trump’s incoming team, said this of those who will be leading government agencies where entrenched bureaucrats will fight change. (Hat tip: Richard at Blue Ridge Forum)

….the most important characteristic the Trump administration should look for in its political appointees is a warrior spirit!

Here is Bob Carey’s farewell letter from the day before yesterday. BTW, Ken Tota has been around there for a long time and they let him run the agency in between political appointees.

 

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Numbers of refugees arriving this month are through the roof!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 20, 2017

In the last five days, the Obama Administration has admitted the astronomical number of 2,432 refugees.

Today is the big day! And, it feels like a huge holiday.  I wasn’t going to post anything since you will be glued to the tube, or maybe even in Washington, but I figured what the heck, I have news to report.

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Ha! Ha! It was a rush job, but we got as many in as we could since Election day!

On January 16th I told you that the daily average of arriving refugees had dropped from earlier in the fiscal year (the 2017 fiscal year began on October 1, 2016), but I checked Wrapsnet this morning and see I must revise that assessment!

As of today, Inauguration Day, we have admitted 29,895 refugees, that is a rate way above any numbers we have seen at least since the years preceding 9/11, see here.

As of January 15th, the number was 27,463.  That means in the last 5 days Obama admitted 2,432!

Trump Watch begins tomorrow!

Unless the data base disappears, I plan to begin reporting daily (starting tomorrow) overall numbers and numbers for specific nationalities in my Trump Watch series.

So here are some benchmarks for today for FY17:

Overall admissions: 29,895 (267 per day average)

Afghans: 748

Syrians: 4,588

Somalis: 3,806

Iraqis: 4,560

Here is where the Syrians (98% Muslim) have been placed between October 1, 2016 and January 20, 2017:

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If you can’t read Florida, it is 276. Alaska and Hawaii got zero Syrians so far.

I just had a look at our category, ‘Where to find information’ and there is a lot of good stuff posted there.

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North Dakota: Bill introduced to try to get some local/state control of refugee program

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 19, 2017

And, Somali community organizer issues a warning!

Editor: Everyone is asking me what I think about various bills being introduced in state legislatures that seek to get some control over the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program by states and local governments when the federal government is sending refugees from around the world to unsuspecting communities.  Truthfully, I am not a  lawyer and the type of bill introduced depends on the present structure of the program in that state.  In North Dakota, Lutheran Social Services is pretty much calling the shots with Washington. I can’t give legal advice. I’m a blogger, an opinion journalist!

However, this is what I do know. This program must be ultimately reformed, rewritten or trashed in Congress with a bill signed by the President.  The best opportunity to do that is right now, starting tomorrow.  Even if Trump temporarily pauses the program, if nothing follows in Congress then there might be a slowdown for a few years, but another president could just begin it again (and make up for lost time with a huge admissions number). 

Everything you do at the local and state level to generate publicity, to stimulate debate, and to put pressure upward—to your US Senators and Members of Congress, and to Trump of course, is vitally important.

Here is the news from North Dakota:

BISMARCK – North Dakota lawmakers have proposed a bill that would create a way for communities to request temporary bans on new refugee resettlement and would grant the governor power to impose such a ban statewide.

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Somali community activist, Fowzia Adde, warns that THEIR voting power is growing. See who partners with her group located in Moorhead, MN http://www.idcfm.org/our-partners.html

The proposal was welcomed by Dave Piepkorn, a Fargo city commissioner and resettlement skeptic who has been pushing for more local input on where refugees are placed and more data about their impact.

“Right now, a lot of people are afraid to ask any questions at all because they’re accused of being a racist or xenophobe,” he said. [You all have to get over this, get a backbone, all they have is words!—ed]

If House Bill 1427 passes, local governments could apply to stop refugee resettlement in their communities, either through the governor’s office or Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota (LSSND), the group federally contracted to resettle refugees in the state. A ban could last up to a year and so could an extension of the ban, the bill says.

Before applying for a ban, a local government would have to hold a public hearing and issue a finding that “further resettlement of refugees in the host community would result in an adverse impact to existing residents,” the bill states.

Such a finding would be based on what the bill calls a community’s “refugee absorptive capacity.” This capacity would be determined by various factors, such as local availability of housing, jobs and health care, as well as the ability of social services, schools, police and other government agencies to meet refugees’ needs, according to the bill.

With a similar finding, the governor could issue an executive order for a statewide moratorium on refugee resettlement, the bill says.

Learn more about the bill here.

Now this is revealing! 

Somali activist confirms what Khalid Sheikh Mohammed said during his enhanced interrogation by the CIA.  They want to defeat us through immigration and out-breeding us, or otherwise why would Fowzia Adde be so interested in THEIR voting power? What is it they want that is different from what any good and patriotic American would want?

The Grand Forks Herald story continues:

Fowzia Adde, a Somali leader in the Fargo area, said it would be North Dakota’s loss if refugee resettlement is banned. “They’re going to be shooting themselves in their own leg,” she said. “It’s actually improved the economy to have the new Americans.”

Adde said refugees work hard, pay their taxes and succeed quickly. “We are doing all the work that nobody else wants to do,” she said.

She cautioned that the bill could come back to bite lawmakers, given the state’s increasing number of refugees. “Our voting power is growing,” she said.

Sounds like it is definitely time to stop the flow to ND before voting power for their people gets too great!

Continue reading here.

 

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Immigrant Development Center

Fowzia Adde is the Director of the Immigrant Development Center and they are one of those federally supported immigrant-focused ‘non-profits’ involved with microloans.  The IDC’s non-profit status was approved in August 2006 and 2 years later they hit the jackpot according to USASpending.gov.

In fiscal year 2008 they received $687,000 from the Dept. of Health and Human Services. In 2012, the Dept. of the Treasury granted them $99,999 and in 2015 they got $50,000 as a federal sub-grant from some agency that is not recorded at USA Spending.  Ms. Adde is effectively being paid by you to do her community organizing!

In addition to working on legislation, citizen activists need to begin to expose the federal money that is flowing in to non-profit groups that then work against the interests of your communities by, as Ms. Adde says herself, growing their voting power.

See our North Dakota archive here.  I visited North Dakota on my 6,000 mile tour of refugee hot spots last summer.

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The Africans are coming! Close the border Donald!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 18, 2017

Invasion of America news…..

Since when did Obamacare become President-elect Donald Trump’s #1 priority? That is all I hear now from the media.

Tens of thousands of people did not stand for hours in all sorts of weather to hear Trump talk about Obamacare. They came primarily because he said he would build the wall and stop immigration from terror-exporting countries!

We must secure our border with Mexico NOW!

Look at this article from the Saudi Gazette, and see how Mexico is facilitating African illegal aliens’ passage to our border:

As Europe tightens its borders to stem the influx of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe, Hassan [the Somali star of this story.—ed] is part of a growing surge of people from African nations seeking new routes to flee poverty, war and persecution.

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Tapachula is on the border of Mexico and Guatemala.

Hassan had paid a human smuggler $1,000 to guide him overland through Central America to reach Mexico in the hope of crossing into the United States.

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The routes to Europe have become more difficult, said Claudette Walls, head of the field office for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Mexico’s city of Tapachula.

“What’s happening in the Mediterranean is that it’s becoming more and more hazardous and difficult to take that route,” Walls said.

“Through Latin America coming all the way up to Mexico and then on to the U.S. has become another route,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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Claudette Walls: It is getting harder to get into Europe so they are headed to the US through Mexico.

Many migrants from Africa fly to Ecuador and Brazil where few visa restrictions allow an easy point of entry into the Americas.

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Immigration officials first noticed African migrants arriving in Mexico in 2013, when around six trickled in a day, mainly through Tapachula along Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala.

Hundreds now turn up every day. Last year between 150 to 700 African migrants arrived per day at Tapachula – with a total of 19,000 migrants arriving from Africa and Haiti in 2016 – according to Mexican government figures.

Mexico gives the invader a 20-day pass in order to cross Mexico and reach the US border!

With few diplomatic ties with African nations, it is difficult for the Mexican authorities to deport illegal migrants from Africa home.

As a result, many African migrants are given a temporary transit permit, giving them 20 days to leave Mexico. In practice this allows them to continue their journey towards the United States border without being detained by immigration officials.

The article is written in such a way as to make us feel sympathy for the aliens just because their trip was so difficult. A difficult trip does not transform an illegal alien into a ‘refugee.’

But, who is paying these supposedly impoverished Africans to make the trip! Hassan spent $10,000 to get to our border!

Hassan reached Mexico in December, after a four month journey that included a flight from Somalia to Brazil, and then across seven countries on bus, boat and foot. He has spent $10,000 so far, hiding dollar bills in his underwear and socks.

Continue reading here for more details.

We admit thousands of Somalis each year through the legal refugee process (which of course should be stopped). Why aren’t they in the legal flow to your towns? We can only assume there is something very undesirable about them!

Five years ago, in 2011, we urged Congress to investigate who is paying for and helping Africans and others from places like the Middle East reach our US border where they then meet up with immigration lawyers and begin the asylum process.

Europe made a huge mistake by not stopping the invasion years ago, see here.

 Where are you Congress?

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Tennessee lawsuit challenging refugee program could be filed by end of January, Kentucky may join

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 12, 2017

Faithful readers know that this is a long time in coming, but we now see movement with the legal challenge that has the best shot of success in pushing the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program toward reform.

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Tennessee’s Republican Governor Bill Haslam fought the legislature on this issue. He welcomes more refugees to the state. Tennessee’s two US Senators (Alexander and Corker) also have done nothing to control expansion of the program in Tennessee.

The case, to be litigated by the Thomas Moore Law Center after the Tennessee legislature voted to sue and the governor agreed to hire them, involves the so-called Wilson-Fish provision that many believe is being used to unlawfully place the refugee program in a non-profit groups’ hands in states where the state government has opted out of the federal program.

In other words, one of the questions to be resolved is can a non-profit group (working with the feds) say how state taxpayer funds are spent, which is essentially what is happening in states that have withdrawn from the program?

States that could join Tennessee are those that recently withdrew including Texas, Maine, New Jersey and Kansas.  The older Wilson-Fish states, in addition to Tennessee and Kentucky, are also possible litigants, depending on the structure of their program, and include: Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Vermont.

Here is the news from The Tennessean yesterday:

Tennessee’s lawsuit against the federal government over refugee resettlement could be filed by the end of the month, a proponent of the effort said Tuesday.

Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, R-Collierville, said a team of legal experts was coming to Nashville to discuss the forthcoming lawsuit, which was approved by the legislature last year.

“We will be working on the complaint that we intend to file I hope before the end of the month,” he said, while indicating that there has been interest from some in Kentucky about joining the lawsuit.

Norris said any lawsuit would be filed in the federal court in Nashville or possibly in Washington, D.C.

Tennessee’s lawsuit will be the first of its kind in the nation, given that it will challenge the federal government for noncompliance of the Refugee Act of 1980 based on the 10th Amendment.

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The basis of the lawsuit centers on based on several arguments, including that the federal government has failed to consult with the state on the continued placement of refugees; the cost of administering the refugee resettlement program has been shifted to the state without officials specifically authorizing the appropriation of funds; and that the ongoing placement of refugees is a violation of the 10th Amendment.

Last fall, legislative leaders signed off on the selection of the Thomas More Law Center, a Michigan-based legal group that has taken on several conservative legal causes in recent years.

For our extensive archive on Tennessee, click hereGo here for all of our reporting on Wilson-Fish states.

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