#SyrianRefugees: Governors Refusing Refugees Grows to 26 as Congress Moves to Halt Program

#SyrianRefugees: Governors Refusing Refugees Grows to 26 as Congress Moves to Halt Program

#SyrianRefugees: Governors Refusing Refugees Grows to 26 as Congress Moves to Halt Program

On the heels of the Paris attack just days ago, ISIS Daesh has vowed to attack the United States in a similarly horrific fashion. And we should take them at their word, because in just the past couple of weeks, they’re reportedly responsible for downing a Russian jetliner filled with hundreds of innocents, and succeeded in attacking France, with at least one terrorist who entered the country by posing as a “refugee.” In response, the number of governors refusing Barack Obama’s planned import of tens of thousands of Syrian “refugees” has grown to twenty-six as of last evening. And naturally, the accusations of xenophobia have begun from the usual suspects:

https://twitter.com/VinoVulpes/status/666477789470584834

Of course, CAIR is verklempt :

The Council on American-Islamic Relations said Monday, “Defeating ISIS involves projecting American ideals to the world. Governors who reject those fleeing war and persecution abandon our ideals and instead project our fears to the world.”

Apparently “Sly Fox,” “Chase LeSane,” and CAIR, whom some view as a terrorist organization, must have missed this little fact:

https://twitter.com/j_roqq/status/666456768239828993

Nevertheless, it’s clear that fact-challenged cyber bullies won’t be hindering the growing list of governors:

Refugees
Photo Credit: CNN

Here’s the current list of those opposing Barack Obama’s relocation program…

  1. Alabama
  2. Arizona
  3. Arkansas
  4. Florida
  5. Georgia
  6. Idaho
  7. Illinois
  8. Indiana
  9. Iowa
  10. Kansas
  11. Louisiana
  12. Maine
  13. Massachusetts
  14. Michigan
  15. Mississippi
  16. Nebraska
  17. New Hampshire
  18. New Jersey
  19. New Mexico
  20. North Carolina
  21. Ohio
  22. Oklahoma
  23. South Carolina
  24. Tennessee
  25. Texas
  26. Wisconsin

…and a little background on each (click the link to view the extensive list):

We can expect that list to expand as constituent pressure grows. Still, there is a sticking point. And for an administration that selectively wields its constitutional powers, it could prove to be a wrench:

Rick Scott [of Florida] said “it is our understanding that the state does not have the authority to prevent the federal government from funding the relocation of these Syrian refugees to Florida even without state support.”

Instead, Scott said Congress ought “to take immediate and aggressive action to prevent President Obama and his administration from using any federal tax dollars to fund the relocation of up to 425 Syrian refugees” to Florida.

Luckily, it seems the forceful requests are being heeded, because a handful of House Republicans are moving to halt the refugee program in its tracks:

Photo Credit: Jihad Watch
Photo Credit: Jihad Watch

Following the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, House Republicans are proposing to block federal funding for resettling Syrian refugees until a series of new conditions are met, Foreign Policy has learned…

The draft legislation, a copy of which was obtained by FP, is backed by Reps. Brian Babin, Lou Barletta, Diane Black, Mo Brooks, Jeff Duncan, John Duncan, Blake Farenthold, Louie Gohmert, Frank Guinta, Gregg Harper, Walter Jones, Steve King, Mike Pompeo, Mark Meadows, and Bill Posey. It would prevent funding for the resettlement of refugees from the Middle East and North Africa until authorities adopt “processes to ensure that refugee and related programs are not able to be co-opted by would-be terrorists.” Once those processes are in place, details of the security checks must be given to Congress in both classified and public forums, and the administration must establish a “longer-term monitoring process” to track refugees in the U.S….

Additionally, House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul plans to raise the issue of blocking Syrian refugee resettlement at a Tuesday meeting with fellow Republicans, according to two congressional sources.

In a Monday letter to President Barack Obama, McCaul called on the White House to immediately “suspend” the admission of all additional Syrian refugees.

“The high-threat environment demands that we move forward with greater caution in order to protect the American people and to prevent terrorists from reaching our shores,” McCaul wrote.

Sounds reasonable to me. But then again, this is Barack Obama we’re talking about. And when has he ever been reasonable? Thankfully, there’s James Comey. And when the FBI director tells us that this administration does not have a robust vetting process for Syrian refugees, many of whom can offer nothing by way of proving who they are, we should listen to him:

Meanwhile, presidential candidate, Chris Christie, weighed in on the lack of refugee vetting, and echoed the widespread distrust the Obama Administration has earned in the past seven years:

Governor Chris Christie told radio host Hugh Hewitt, “I do not trust this administration to effectively vet the people who are proposed to be coming in, in order to protect the safety and security of the American people, so I would not permit them in.”

It’s clear as day that Barack Obama has precisely zero intention of upholding his oath of office to keep our nation safe, importing potential Islamic Jihad at the altar of political correctness and appeasement. Here’s hoping these 26+ governors, and our congressional representatives, can halt this ludicrous policy. For the Head in the Sand club: It’s not about xenophobia; it’s about the security of our nation.

UPDATE [9:30 am PT]: Fox News reports the number of governors opposed to allowing Syrian refugees into their states grows to 30.

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6 Comments
  • Appalled By The World says:

    When a nation allows PC to overrule national security then that nation deserves to perish. The governors of the states refusing to accept the colonists are the last bastion against madness and are actually trying to keep the Obaman People’s Republic from harm despite the idiocy and treason of its creator-HUSSEIN Obama. Still, too many states have not come out to join them at this point.

    I see the usually dopey state of MN is “uncommitted”-that’s OK because there are plenty of Mo’s Minions there already from Somalia . But I’m sure the idiot governor will take in the Syrian rabble that the sane states are rejecting at the urging of esteemed senator Al Franken, whose failure as a comedian is only surpassed by his dismal record as one of Hussein’s mad running dogs that foams at the mouth at the behest of his master.

  • Vunderkint says:

    The refugee resettlement program was signed into law many years ago and the act gave the power to the UN to decide who they will send to us and it’s my understanding that the last budget deal done by the establishment Republicans this year already allocated money to the refugee resettlement program, so Obama already has the money.

  • OC says:

    Appalled, the loon eyed gov of MY Minnesota has said that we’ll take ’em AFTER they’ve been thoroughly vetted, or some such bull shit. Only those on the extreme left are capable of thinking that we can actually vet refugees. Al Franken – what can I say – I’m embarrassed.

    • Jodi Giddings says:

      How does one “vet” the unvettable? This administration is thoroughly insane.

    • Nina says:

      Considering that MN has the highest pop of Somali refugees who are then turning around to LEAVE the country to join ISIS… the guys at Powerline have reported on this dozens of times…

      I’d not only be embarrassed, I’d be totally livid!

  • GWB says:

    Defeating ISIS involves projecting American ideals to the world.

    I’ll agree, as long as they are projected at the narrow end of a MOAB.

    As to ensuring that these programs are not able to be co-opted by would-be terrorists… shouldn’t we also apply that to all of our current visa programs? You know, like the one that let in the 9/11 terrorists and is still actively letting in ME men?

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