10 thoughts on “Refugee Resettlement and the Hijra to America

  1. ANN: Great work on this! I started searching for comments concerning your book and presentations and I happened upon this article:
    Fact-checking refugee resettlement activist
    by Stephanie Dickrell, sdickrell@stcloudtimes.com
    April 24, 2015

    I made this comment on her article which can be found at http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2015/04/23/fact-checking-refugee-resettlement-activist/26279521

    The first thing the author, Stephanie Dickrell failed to do is her research on our Constitution to determine in Article I, Section 8 if it is proper for the federal/national government to be involved in refugee funding.

    Where in our Constitution do we find the Article that allows for federal/national funding of refugees and illegal aliens?
    READ: How Did We Get Here?
    When Legalized Theft Becomes Routine, It Pays for Everyone to Participate
    July 6, 2010 Water E. Williams
    The late Alabama governor George Wallace once said, “There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between Republicans and Democrats.” Both Republicans and Democrats agree on taking our money. Where they differ is what to spend it on.
    In 1794 James Madison, the acknowledged father of our Constitution, wrote disapprovingly of a $15,000 appropriation for French refugees saying, “I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.”

    This vision was restated even more forcefully on the floor of the House of Representatives two years later by William Giles of Virginia, who condemned a relief measure for fire victims. Giles insisted that it was neither the purpose nor the right of Congress to “attend to what generosity and humanity require, but to what the Constitution and their duty require.”
    In 1854 President Franklin Pierce vetoed a bill intended to help the mentally ill championed by the renowned nineteenth-century social reformer Dorothea Dix. In the face of scathing criticism, President Pierce said, “I cannot find any authority in the Constitution for public charity.” To approve such spending, he added, “would be contrary to the letter and the spirit of the Constitution and subversive to the whole theory upon which the Union of these States is founded.”

    President Grover Cleveland was the king of the veto. He vetoed literally hundreds of congressional spending bills during his two terms as president in the late 1800s. His reason, as he often said: “I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution.”

    Many Americans erroneously believe that the Constitution’s “general welfare” clause serves as justification for congressional spending on anything that can muster a majority vote. That surely wasn’t the vision of the Framers. In 1798 Thomas Jefferson wrote: “Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated.” “Specifically enumerated” referred to the listing of congressional powers found in Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution. James Madison elaborated on this limitation in a letter to James Robertson: “[W]ith respect to the two words “general welfare,” I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators.”

    It’s tempting to blame politicians for the trashing of the Constitution, but politicians don’t bear anywhere near the bulk of the blame; it’s the American people who are at fault. Politicians are elected to office on the promise that they will deliver to one group of Americans the earnings that belong to another group of Americans or that they will confer a special privilege on one group that will be denied another. A politician who disavows this practice will not be elected, or if elected he will be run out of office.


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  2. The American people sure have a short memory, thirty five years ago , when this resettlement program first started, Ronny Regan was in office and had to sign off on this. Now everyone talk about how much good he did, like breaking into Social Security, breaking the unions and trading gun to the Contras for cocaine , to be sold in our inner cities. Now we find out that Ronny and Nancy sold us out to the Arabs. All this and living through the trickle down economy, it was like renting the basement in an out house, it really trickled down the necks of the middle class.


    1. Ronald Reagan did not sign the Refugee Act of 1980 into law. It is Jimmy Carter’s doing and was the baby of Senators Ted Kennedy, Joe Biden and a whole host of the biggest Dems running the Senate in those days. I would like to know how this rumor that Reagan signed it into law got started?


    1. Hi Barbara, You have put your finger on one of the primary outrages of this program, the secrecy. No one but the nine federal contractors and the US State Dept. know who is going where. However, here is a list of all the contractor offices around the country for a start. But, they can resettle within a hundred miles of these offices. http://www.wrapsnet.org/Portals/1/Affiliate%20Directory%20Posting/FY%202014%20Affiliate%20Directory/21Nov14_Public%20Affiliate%20directory.pdf

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