Submitted by: Veronica Coffin
The serially dishonest administration, represented abysmally by Haute Moron Secretary of State, John Kerry, has haughtily announced that for FY 2016, starting October 1, the administration is raising the refugee cap from its previous 70,000 to 85,000, this year, and up to 100,000 next year, all to make room for Syrian “refugees.” Two weeks ago he told members of Congress the administration wanted to bring in 10,000 Syrians. Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley responded with a letter asking Kerry to clarify.
The administration initially proposed raising the cap to 75,000, but Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration, Ann Richard admitted they might add “more later.” The refugee resettlement industry, which makes about $1 billion/year placing refugees in our communities, is lobbying for 200,000, including 100,000 Syrians. Even Moveon.org has joined the campaign.
Additionally, Obama promised to use other avenues, like parole, asylum and temporary protected status to allow more Syrians. Grassley reminded them that they did not have independent authority to do this. Increasing the cap requires consultation with Congress by law. As it turns out, the law also requireshearings – which to this point Congress has never deemed necessary. Perhaps it’s time for a change.
The FBI has said it cannot vet Syrians for jihadi connections or sympathies because Syria is a “failed state.” Even Obama’s own Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, has said that the threat of ISIS infiltrating America by hiding among Syrian refugees is a “huge concern.” ISIS has very publicly warned it will do just that and claims to have 4,000 fighters in Western Europe already. Even among Syrian refugees, a fifth claim ISIS is a positive influence in the world! Warnings have been issued that 2 in every 100 Syrian refugees is an ISIS fighter. Do the math, of 15,000 that would equate to 300 members of ISIS here in the U.S.
Despite these facts, in an almost surreal display of ignorance, defiance, carelessness, vindictiveness, or perhaps some combination, Secretary Richard has said that the vetting process for Syrians will be “streamlined.” The Pope, who is rapidly revealing himself to be of the Liberation Theology (i.e. Marxist) persuasion, will almost certainly use his visit this week to shame Congress into taking Syrians.
Do American lives matter at all to these people? That is actually a rhetorical question at this point. The answer is plainly a resounding “no.” A column at Allen West’s website pointed out yesterday that the administration can’t afford to shell out $100 million to provide bullet proof glass for Marine recruiting offices, despite the recent Chattanooga murder of four Marines and a Sailor. Yet the benefits gladly afforded “refugees” amount to significantly more than that.
Refugees jump to the front of the line for all welfare available to Americans and some we can’t even get. Following is a laundry list of promised benefits to arriving refugees:
- a furnished home
- help with rent
- health care
- nutritious, affordable food
- English language classes
- help building job, computer & financial literacy skills
- education for their children
- social services and community support
- legal services toward residency & citizenship”
As a result of this preferential treatment, the wait list for public housing in Manchester, NH, for example, has jumped from a few weeks to five years. But not for refugees. They are placed immediately. And as we have seen, the refugee population is increasingly toxic — a huge number are Muslims and many are turning to terrorism. The American Somali Muslim population is fertile recruiting ground for ISIS and other terrorist groups. The Chattanooga shooter’s family originally settled in the U.S. as refugees. And now the administration plans to bring in a group of people guaranteed to seed ISIS operatives among our communities? Mall beheadings and mass shootings anyone? More “workplace violence?”
This cannot stand.
With its usual stupidity, Congressional leadership has evaded the appropriations process and will attempt to avoid a government shutdown by passing a continuing resolution (CR) prior to the start of the fiscal year. That is 10 days away.
We hereby demand Congress insert a one-line provision in the CR:
No funding shall be provided for bringing Syrians into the U.S. under any program.
I urge you to call the GOP House and Senate Appropriations Committees, their Chairmen and members, House and Senate leadership, and your GOP reps and senators. Unfortunately the Democrats have already boldly signaled their contempt for America. They are a lost cause.
If you live in a state where one of these members resides, be sure to call that member in every single one of his/her offices. Also you can find the contact information for your own reps and senators here:
Following are the numbers you need:
Mitch McConnell (KY) – Majority Leader
Link to KY Offices: http://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=OfficeLocations
John Cornyn (TX) – Majority Whip
Link to TX Offices: http://www.cornyn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=OfficeLocations
Roy Blunt (MO) – Chair, Rules Committee
Link to MO Offices: http://www.blunt.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/office-locations
John Thune (SD) – Chair, Senate Republican Conference
Link to SD Offices: http://www.thune.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/regional-updates
Cochran, Thad (MS), Chairman (202) 224-5054 (Offices: http://www.cochran.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/offices)
Mitch McConnell, (KY) (202) 224-2541
Richard Shelby, (AL) (202) 224-5744 (Offices: http://www.shelby.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/offices)
Lamar Alexander, (TN) (202) 224-4944 (Offices: http://www.alexander.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/officelocations).
Susan Collins, (ME) (202) 224-2523 (Offices: http://www.collins.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/phone)
Lisa Murkowski, (AK) (202) 224-6665 (Offices:http://www.murkowski.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/officelocations)
Lindsey Graham, (SC) (202) 224-5972 (Offices: http://www.lgraham.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/office-locations)
Mark Kirk, (IL) 202-224-2854 (Offices: http://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=offices)
Roy Blunt, (MO) (202) 224-5721
Jerry Moran, (KS) (202) 224-6521 (Offices: http://www.moran.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-info)
John Hoeven, (ND) 202-224-2551 (Offices: http://www.hoeven.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/office-locations)
John Boozman, (AR) (202) 224-4843 (Offices: http://www.boozman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/office-locations)
Shelley Moore Capito, (WV) 202-224-6472 (Offices: http://www.capito.senate.gov/contact/office-locations)
Bill Cassidy, (LA) (202) 224-5824 (Offices: http://www.cassidy.senate.gov/contact/office-locations)
James Lankford, (OK) (202) 224-5754 (Offices: http://www.lankford.senate.gov/content/contact-james)
Steve Daines, (MT) (202) 224-2651 (Offices: http://www.daines.senate.gov/ scroll to bottom)
John Boehner (OH) – Speaker
Link to OH Offices: http://www.speaker.gov/contact scroll to bottom
Kevin McCarthy (CA) – Majority Leader
Link to CA Offices: http://kevinmccarthy.house.gov/contact/offices)
Steve Scalise (LA) – Majority Whip
Link to LA Offices: https://scaliseforms.house.gov/contact/ scroll to bottom
HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
Harold Rogers, Kentucky, Chairman (202) 225-4601 (Offices: http://halrogers.house.gov/contact/offices.htm)
Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, New Jersey (202) 225-5034 (Offices: http://frelinghuysen.house.gov/contact-us/)
Robert B. Aderholt, Alabama (202) 225-4876 (Offices: https://aderholt.house.gov/contact/offices)
Kay Granger, Texas (202) 225-5071 (Offices: http://kaygranger.house.gov/contact-kay)
Michael K. Simpson, Idaho (202) 225-5531 (Offices: http://simpson.house.gov/contact/ scroll to bottom)
John Abney Culberson, Texas (202) 225-2571 (Offices: http://culberson.house.gov/contact/officelocations.htm)
Ander Crenshaw, Florida (202) 225-2501 (Offices: http://crenshaw.house.gov/index.cfm/officelocations)
John R. Carter, Texas (202) 225-3864 (Offices: http://carter.house.gov/contact-john-nav scroll to bottom)
Ken Calvert, California (202) 225-1986 (Offices: http://calvert.house.gov/contact/)
Tom Cole, Oklahoma (202) 225-6165 (Offices: http://cole.house.gov/office-locations)
Mario Diaz-Balart, Florida (202) 225-4211 (Offices: https://mariodiazbalart.house.gov/contact/offices)
Charles W. Dent, Pennsylvania (202)-225-6411 (Offices: http://dent.house.gov/?p=OfficeInformation)
Tom Graves, Georgia (202) 225-5211 (Offices: http://tomgraves.house.gov/contact/officeinformation.htm)
Kevin Yoder, Kansas (202) 225-2865 (Offices: https://yoder.house.gov/contact/offices)
Steve Womack, Arkansas (202) 225-4301 (Offices: http://womack.house.gov/contact/officeinformation.htm)
Jeff Fortenberry, Nebraska (202) 225-4806 (Offices: https://fortenberry.house.gov/contact/offices)
Tom Rooney, Florida (202) 225-5792 (Offices: https://rooney.house.gov/contact/offices)
Chuck Fleischmann, Tennessee (202) 225-3271 (Offices: https://fleischmann.house.gov/contact-me)
Jaime Herrera Beutler, Washington (202) 225-3536 (Offices: http://herrerabeutler.house.gov/contact/officeinformation.htm)
David Joyce, Ohio (202) 225-5731 (Offices: http://joyce.house.gov/my-office-locations/)
David Valadao, California (202) 225-4695 (Offices: https://valadao.house.gov/contact/officeinformation.htm)
Andy Harris, MD, Maryland (202) 225-5311 (Offices: https://harris.house.gov/contact-me scroll to bottom)
Martha Roby, Alabama (202) 225-2901 (Offices: http://roby.house.gov/our-district/my-offices)
Mark Amodei, Nevada (202) 225-6155 (Offices: https://amodei.house.gov/contact-us/)
Chris Stewart, Utah (202) 225-9730 (Offices: https://stewart.house.gov/contact/offices)
Scott Rigell, Virginia (202) 225-4215 (Offices: http://rigell.house.gov/contact/officeinformation.htm)
David Jolly, Florida (202) 225-5961 (Offices: http://jolly.house.gov/contact/offices/)
David Young, Iowa (202) 225-5476 (Offices: https://davidyoung.house.gov/contact/offices)
Evan Jenkins, West Virginia (202) 225-3452 (Offices: https://evanjenkins.house.gov/contact/offices)
Steven Palazzo, Mississippi (202) 225-5772 (Offices: http://palazzo.house.gov/contact/officeinformation.htm)
It should not take longer than a few minutes to blast through these calls.
Will Congress for once stand up for the American people and prevent this malevolent administration from visiting even more misery on us? Or will it wilt under pressure from the organized Left, which now includes the Pope, guaranteeing future mass murder in our midst?
Syrian immigration, under any program, is an immediate, existential threat to America.
American lives matter. Demand Congress act. Make the calls!
James Simpson is an economist, former White House budget analyst, businessman and investigative journalist.Follow VeronicaCoffin