The Obama administration is secretly pushing for more so-called refugees to spread around America without YOUR consent. Don’t you just love how the government decides for you who will come to your town and eat up YOUR state and local tax dollars? Yes, it’s true, state and local tax dollars ARE used to support the “refugee” moochers who come without you even knowing:
The White House is quietly pushing for an increase in refugees from Syria, despite new concerns raised by state and county officials that federal help is often missing when they arrive.
President Obama’s assistant for immigration policy told a task force set up by the National Association of Counties that the U.S. is eyeing a bigger role to help alleviate the growing crisis.
“We want to make sure that we can increase our numbers of refugees that are able to settle here,” Felicia Escobar said. “The need globally is so, so, so massive right now, given all the displacement and conflict around the world, but we also know that we have to do it in a way that’s smart.”
The issue has become a flashpoint in the presidential race and among governors who are concerned that Washington won’t properly vet the refugees to weed out terrorists.
But locally, it’s an issue of money and support. Sean Conway, a county commissioner from Weld County in Greeley, Colo., said he has had to “fight” with the State Department to get promised services such as healthcare and interpreters. Worse, he added, “Many times we don’t even know that relocation is taking place until it’s going on.” Read more: Washington Examiner
ANN CORCORAN GIVES HER ACCOUNT OF REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT IN HER TOWN:
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WANTS YOU TO BELIEVE THAT YOU DON’T PAY FOR REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT BUT HERE’S WHY THAT’S A TOTAL LIE:
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DON BARNETT OF NASHVILLE, TN WROTE IN THE TENNESSEAN:
The reporting on Senate Joint Resolution 467 is proof that, at the very least, something must be done to bring the refugee resettlement program out of the shadows.
So misunderstood and secretive is the program that contractors who profit from it are able to make blatantly false statements and be assured they will be reported as fact.
According to Tennessee’s state refugee coordinator, who is an employee of the main federal resettlement contractor, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the program does not cost state taxpayers a dime.
But the contractors refuse to publicize the number of refugees they place into TennCare, a program paid for by state taxpayers as well as federal taxpayers. The last time they released this data, 2011, nearly 60 percent of refugees went into TennCare upon arrival.
The 2011 report of TennCare usage is consistent with national trends. According to the latest data available — a federal study of refugees who had been in the country five years or less as of 2013*** — 47 percent of refugees were dependent on cash assistance, 74 percent were in the food stamp program, and 56 percent were in Medicaid (TennCare) or short-term federal refugee medical assistance. Twenty-three percent were in public housing or receiving public housing assistance.
There is considerable evidence pointing to long-term dependence. The federal cash welfare program SSI is a good indicator of long-term welfare dependency rates. It is generally a lifetime entitlement and usually automatically includes Medicaid and other social services. The federal study of arrivals over the previous five years found that 21 percent of refugee families had one or more members receiving SSI.
For refugees from the Middle East, 91 percent of this population was on food stamps and 32 percent of families from this group had one or more members on SSI.
And what about those costs to the federal government?
THE REFUGEE PROGRAM TESTIMONY IS A BIG LIE:
EVEN THOUGH THE FBI AND DHS BOTH SAY WE CANNOT VET THESE PEOPLE WE’RE BEING LIED TO ANYWAY:
A senior Obama administration official told lawmakers on that accepting Syrian refugees into the United States actually increases U.S. security.
In a clash with House Republicans at a Wednesday hearing over accepting Iraqi and Syrian refugees, U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services Director Leon Rodriguez delivered a strong defense of the Syrian Resettlement program.
Rodriguez said he believes it boosts U.S national security to offer shelter to victims of Islamic State terror because it destroys the group’s narrative that the West is against Islam.