It is a “malevolent and wasteful plan to concentrate refugees in blue states.”
(Mark Hetfield of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society)
Sounds like a good plan, but it does have problems which unfortunately I haven’t the time to discuss this morning. The biggest problem is that it is a band aid. The entire Refugee Program should be scrapped in my opinion.
That said, it sure is fun to watch Trump twist their tails!
From NBC News,
Trump admin weighs letting states, cities deny entry to refugees approved for resettlement in U.S.
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering a new policy that would allow state and local jurisdictions to deny entry to refugees who have been approved for resettlement in the United States, according to a draft of an executive order obtained by NBC News.
According to the draft, “the federal government will resettle refugees only where both the relevant state and local governments have consented to participate” in the program that allows refugees to resettle.
The plans are currently out for review by lawyers and counterparts at various government agencies, a senior DHS official said.
If a state or local jurisdiction does not agree to take in refugees, the federal government will have to find another location, according to the draft. An exception to this rule would be made in the case of resettling spouses or children of refugees already settled.
The White House and the Department of Homeland Security did not respond to requests for comment.
Refugee rights organizations have long advocated for refugees to be relocated in areas where there are already refugees of the same country living to create a sense of community for those fleeing violence and persecution.
It is wonderful how the President gets them to show their colors!
Here a former Obama official admits there wouldn’t be enough ‘welcoming’ states and cities (if given the opportunity to say NO!) to accommodate all the refugees the refugee industry is demanding.
Peter Boogaard, who worked on immigration issues in the Obama White House, said the executive order would hinder religious organizations, like the Catholic Church, from resettling immigrants in states around the country and “would also have a dramatic impact on the ability of future administrations to return refugee admissions to the normal historic levels.”
If carried out, the draft executive order on refugees would undermine efforts to resettle them and violate the intent of a 1980 law that clearly grants the federal government authority over refugee policy, said Mark Hetfield, president and CEO of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), which works to resettle refugees under State Department agreements.
“Governors could elect not to take part in the refugee resettlement program. That would have a horrible impact on the program. That would literally be an abdication of federal authority,” Hetfield said.
He called it a “malevolent and wasteful plan to concentrate refugees in blue states.”
To add fuel to the fire, tell Trump you like the idea, but it doesn’t go far enough!
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Thanks for including the link to comment to our president, and for all that you do!
What? You mean these cities and states weren’t Welcoming all along? That’s what we were always told, for decades.
IF you ADVERTISE yourself as a FUGITIVE/OUTLAW CITY, you will get FUGITIVEs/OUTLAWs, high taxes and crime.
Stop giving away licenses, voting rights, discounted college, housing, freebies, etc. That is ADVERTISING. STOP visiting MEXICO, and other countries & INVITING people to ILLEGALLY INVADE the USA.
We are a threat to their busine$$ model, which is to suck the teat of the gubt for their fancy houses, cars, etc. HeadHunting pays well, nut should be illegal when you cross boundaries to do it. That becomes ILLEGAL Human Trafficking.
I think non-FUGITIVE/OUTLAW CITIES & STATES should ban illegal alien drivers in their cities/states. You get caught driving there, you get a ticket. The fine goes up each and every time you reenter illegallly.
Why should the innocent cities/states have to bear ANY burden of these illegals, just because some states are run by idiot DIMs who don’t care about anyone except themselves.
I think it is a brilliant idea ! The incomer will feel wanted, welcomed and cherished for all the “cultural advantages he/she will bring from his home country. The recipient state will feel so virtuous at its truly liberal stance.The refuseniks will be relieved they do not have to take to the streets or invest in more CCTV and public toilets. Now providing they cannot move out of that designated area, (pass laws) Everyone sill be happy.
Of course the rub is that refugees can and will move. So one state might object and a neighboring state says come on in… next thing you know they move out of the welcoming state probably with the joyful help of the Open Borders pushers.
All these immigration matters need to be put to referendum in each political jurisdiction. It’s time We the People had a say in the matter. We are so sick and tired of the verbal abuse (being called racist for everything from white toilet paper to ancient history) and having no control over our own nation’s borders, language and culture.
I wish these people making these decisions had a real life, working real jobs and making payroll instead of being perpetual political parasites.
Great idea! Exposing all the hypocrisy. They want the gov money but they don’t want them in their town or city. They want to force this on those who don’t want the New Americans!
The left said, when Trump was elected, that they would fight everything he tried to do. So far, they’ve kept their word – even when Trump proposed things that were obviously good for the country.
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