Demand Congressmen and Senators Defund Refugee Resettlement

124-1118x640Is there anyone in Washington, aside from a handful, who actually care about American lives? When confronted with obvious threats to our national security and personal safety, wouldn’t a normal response of an elected leader, especially one from the Grand Old Party, be one of concern? As it stands now the GOP playbook will end up killing Americans.

On my recent, self-inflicted trip to our nation’s capital to actually meet with my Congressman and other congressional aides to express concerns over the dangerous Refugee Resettlement program, I found nothing but excuses and anything but a fighting spirit.

No wonder so many people balk when you try to encourage them to call their congressman or senator with a concern about a policy or government program that is affecting you and your community financially or in regards to safety security. And Refugee Resettlement is and will affect all those areas, but many in Congress seem to be playing a dangerous game by not listening to the experts who have said over and over that this program is not safe.

Senator Jeff Sessions just released Obama’s request of 110,000 Refugees for fiscal year 2017. No telling if the extra 15,000 will be Syrian or not. In a release by the good Senator, he stated,

“Despite opposition by the American people, a documented link between terrorism and individuals admitted to the United States as refugees, and over $19 trillion in debt, the Obama Administration has committed the United States to admitting 110,000 refugees during Fiscal Year 2017—a roughly 57 percent increase in the number of refugees the United States admitted as recently as FY 2015, and a roughly 29 percent increase from the Administration’s target for FY 2016.”

Senator Sessions understands the gravity of this issue and has been fighting for fair and lawful immigration for years. He states,

“Despite a clear nexus between immigration and terrorism, and warnings from top officials in his own Administration about their inability to properly vet refugees, President Obama remains in denial ‎about the dangers that his policies pose to the United States. Instead of taking a sober assessment of the ‎dangers that we face, and analyzing the immigration histories of recent terrorists so that we can more effectively safeguard our immigration system from being infiltrated, the Obama Administration leads the United States down a dangerous path – admitting as many refugees as possible from areas of the world where terrorists roam freely, and granting a temporary amnesty to Syrians living in the United States illegally. And contrary to the assertions made by many, the potential for future terror activity is real.”

So again, the American people must make their voices heard and alert their congressmen and senators about defunding this program. Gone are the days when you could expect your elected officials to be apprised of the issues at hand and vote in accordance to what benefits the American people. Now, more than ever, keeping the status quo and getting reelected is the goal of most of those who have been placed in elected positions by the people of their districts.

The trend must be to put persons of integrity into elected positions who understand the Constitution and then following up, the most important step, by constituents keeping that elected official accountable for every move they make.

There are several ways to get your elected official’s attention. Please call not only your elected officials but also those in the leadership positions who could bring about a defunding of the Refugee Resettlement Program this month. Also use their Twitter accounts to bring attention to this critical matter.

Suggestions and contacts to follow:

Please target The Freedom Caucus, and House and Senate leadership.

Gov Track (https://www.govtrack.us/) is a good source for finding contact information on any member of either house of Congress: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/. Gov Track can also be used to find congressional committees: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/committees/

Each house of the U.S. Congress has a search function allowing you to find your rep or senator:-                                 Find your U.S. Senator: http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

#CCOT Target House #FreedomCaucus before September 15th, tell them to halt all funding for expanded Refugees

https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/target-house-freedom-caucus-before-september-15th-tell-them-to-halt-all-funding-for-expanded-refugee-program/

#CCOT .@Jim_Jordan Halt all funding for expanded refugee program – Americans demand it #MAGA #FreedomCaucus #AmericaFirst #OHpol

#CCOT .@RepJBridenstine Halt all funding for expanded refugee program – Americans First! #MAGA #FreedomCaucus #AmericaFirst #OKpol#CCOT

.@RepKenBuck Halt all funding for expanded refugee program – Americans demand it #MAGA #FreedomCaucus #AmericaFirst #COpol

#CCOT.@RepDeSantis Halt all funding for expanded refugee program – Americans demand it #MAGA #FreedomCaucus #AmericaFirst #FLpol

#CCOT.@RepJeffDuncan Halt all funding for expanded refugee program – Americans First! #MAGA #FreedomCaucus #AmericaFirst #SCpol

#CCOT.@RepTrentFranks Halt all funding for expanded refugee program – Americans First! #MAGA #FreedomCaucus #AmericaFirst #AZpol

#CCOT.@replouiegohmert Halt all funding for expanded refugee program – Americans demand it! #MAGA #FreedomCaucus #AmericaFirst #TXpol

#CCOT.@RepMGriffith Halt all funding for expanded refugee program – Americans demand it! #MAGA #FreedomCaucus #AmericaFirst #VApol

#CCOT.@CongressmanHice Halt all funding for expanded refugee program – Americans demand it! #MAGA #FreedomCaucus #AmericaFirst #GApol

#CCOT.@SteveKingIA Halt all funding for expanded refugee program – Americans demand it! #MAGA #FreedomCaucus #AmericaFirst #IApol

#CCOT .@CynthiaLummis Halt all funding for expanded refugee program – Americans demand it! #MAGA #FreedomCaucus #AmericaFirst #WYpol

#CCOT.@RepMickMulvaney Halt all funding for expanded refugee program – Americans demand it! #MAGA #FreedomCaucus #AmericaFirst #WVpol

#CCOT.@RepScottPerry Halt all funding for expanded refugee program – Americans demand it! #MAGA #FreedomCaucus #AmericaFirst #PApol

#CCOT.@congbillposey Halt all funding for expanded refugee program – Americans demand it! #MAGA #FreedomCaucus #AmericaFirst #FLpol

#CCOT.@RepSanfordSC Halt all funding for expanded refugee program – Americans demand it! #MAGA #FreedomCaucus #AmericaFirst #SCpol

#CCOT.@TXRandy14 Halt all funding for expanded refugee program – Americans demand it! #MAGA #FreedomCaucus #AmericaFirst #TXpol

Here is the info via Jim Simpson for the leadership:

Please call GOP House leaders to include a moratorium on the resettlement of refugees from countries where terrorists groups are prevalent in the upcoming continuing resolution (short-term spending bill). The numbers listed below will connect you directly to their leadership offices. There are additional talking points below the phone numbers.

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy– (202) 225-4000(202) 225-4000GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers — (202) 225-5107(202) 225-5107Appropriations Committee Chair Hal Rogers — (202) 225-4601(202) 225-4601Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte — (202) 225-5431(202) 225-5431*

*Last year, FBI Director James Comey told a Congressional panel that the United States can run background checks “until the cows come home”, but our government simply doesn’t have access to all the databases necessary to fully vet incoming refugees.

* Nearly 500,000 refugees have been resettled in the U.S. since 2009 — roughly 70 percent of all the refugees resettled by the United Nations each year. There has been little to assure us that these programs are capable of screening out present and future criminals and terrorists who often exploit the chaos of emergency migrations. And the programs show little regard for the multiple long-term fiscal costs imposed on the local receiving communities that already are suffering from the same depressed wages and low labor force participation rates as the rest of the United States.

* The United States should not be resettling what would be only a tiny fraction of the current flow of refugees and migrants from the other side of the world. Instead, we should join other nations in providing for the greatest comfort to the greatest number of people fleeing their destabilized countries. The Center for Immigration Studies has determined that we can help 12 refugees in safe zones in their home regions for every 1 refugee resettled in the United States.

More Leadership:

TALKING POINTS-See above

Homeland Security Chair Mike McCaul — (202) 225-2401(202) 225-2401

GOP Policy Chair Luke Messer — (202) 225-3021(202) 225-3021

Majority Whip Steve Scalise — (202) 225-0197(202) 225-0197

Speaker Paul Ryan — (202) 225-0600(202) 225-0600

Keep up the fight!

2 responses to “Demand Congressmen and Senators Defund Refugee Resettlement

  1. Excellent article Suzanne Shattuck. You defined the problem, gave us the direction, content, and what to say to the decision makers in one nice easy digest package.

    Keep up the great work!!

  2. Suzanne Shattuck

    Thank you brother.
    One Team, One Fight!
    Suzanne

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