We’re Broke, But Obama Welcomes 80,000 Muslim Refugees into America

We’re up to our eyeballs in debt. America’s national debt is at least $14.38 trillion. The plain truth is that our country is broke.

As Christians, we are exhorted to “love our neighbors.” But if we ourselves are broke, should we take in our “neighbors” from across the world? But that’s exactly what the federal government has been doing, “resettling” tens of thousands of mainly Muslim refugees, many from Africa’s Somalia, into the United States in the past few years.

The refugee resettlement is a federal government policy decision. Alas, that decision places great strains on local and state governments because it is they who bear the costs when those refugees are “resettled” in their communities.

Now, Paul L. Williams of the Last Crusade alerts us to Obama exacerbating the problem with his plan to let in some 80,000 mainly Muslim refugees this year.

In a determination letter to Congress, Obama announced that he will allow an additional 80,000 immigrants – mostly from Islamic countries in the Near (or Mid) East, South Asia, and Africa – to resettle in the United States during fiscal year 2011. Those 80,000 refugee immigrants are from the following places:

Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,000
East Asia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,000
Europe and Central Asia . . . . . . . . . . 2,000
Latin America/Caribbean. . . . . . . . . . . 5,500
Near East/South Asia. . . . . . . . . . . 35,500
Unallocated Reserve . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,000

Refugee Resettlement Watch and other organizations have expressed grave concern that Obama is allowing so many immigrants into the country while so many Americans remain out of work and living in poverty. Here are some grim statistics:

  • According to the US Department of Labor, 14.8 million Americans remain unemployed. 6.1 million have been out of work for 27 weeks or over.
  • The U. S. Census Bureau shows that the median household income for Americans has fallen to $49,777 – a decline of 0.7% in the past year.
  • One in seven Americans depend on food stamps.
  • According to The Wall Street Journal, 14.3% of Americans live in abject poverty.

Obama says that the resettlement of refugees “is justified by humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in the national interest.” A refugee is defined by the US Department of Immigration and Naturalization as someone who has left his/her country due to persecution or a fear of persecution. However, the definition of refugee is ‘fudged’ in several cases. “Refugees” who have not left their country due to persecution, according to Obama’s determination letter, can still be called “refugees” if they are from Iraq, one of the Islamic countries of the former Soviet Union, or Cuba.

According to Section 413 (a) of the Immigration and Nationalities Act, the Office of Refugee Resettlement is required to submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the refugees. The report is supposed to include the number who are on public welfare programs. But the Office of Refugee Resettlement has not issued a report since 2007.

But the American people are not helpless in the face of Obama’s “largesse” on our collective behalf.

Act for America, a grassroots citizen action network based in Pensacola, Florida, has been in the forefront on this issue.

Tennessee has been particularly hard-hit by this avalanche of refugees. So two dedicated ACT! for America members in Tennessee crafted a bill to strengthen the state and local governments’ role in the refugee resettlement process. The bill recently passed both houses of the Tennessee legislature and was signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam (R).

Tennessee’s new law gives local governments a much stronger voice in the refugee resettlement process by requiring that local governments must be consulted as to their ability to “absorb” refugees before commitments to settle refugees can be made. “Absorb” refers to the ability of a local community to handle the housing, education and other needs of incoming refugees.

Thank our Founding Fathers for fashioning the new American Republic as a federation, instead of a unitary state where the central or national government holds all the power.

H/t beloved fellow Tina.

~Eowyn

21 responses to “We’re Broke, But Obama Welcomes 80,000 Muslim Refugees into America

  1. Can these refugees vote?

  2. All part of the Soros/0bama plan to destroy America. Destroy a nation’s culture, economy and moral fabric — the other day Obambi declared June to be ‘gay-lesbian-trans-screwed-up-freak-show’ month — and you destroy a nation. AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT HE IS INTENT ON DOING.

  3. Somalian and Sudanese islamic immigrants have caused nothing but havoc in Australia. Beware America of who you let in.

  4. Is their anybody in Washington who is not scared to speak up against this supposed leader of this country or are you all too stupid to see what he is doing to to us. Why are you all cowards. Do we have to wait for an election? Isn’t there a way that Congress are the Senate are all the Governors could just get together and at least try. Big bunch of do nothings in my book but draw their money and hide their faces. The American people are getting sick and tires of this kind of Governing…..

  5. Will the chameleon and thief fulfill its dream to successfully import 100,000,000 of those cretins before the entity is arrested for misprision activity in the blight house?
    awl.

  6. Wow – Only in america can you have a country founded by immigrants that is aggainst letting immigrants in. To bad you didn’t have to take a test to be a citizen, most of you would be gone. After stating it takes 6 years for an immigrant to be able to vote – one of asks if accorn will have them ready by 2012 – lets see, this is 2011, so 6 years from now, sure they’ll be ready – dumbass. and 80,000 muslims changes the demographics? Maybe if they all moved to the same town, but what percentage is 80,0000 of the country? LESS THEN 1%! Huge change – we’re gonna go from 307MILLION to 307MILLION – its not even enough to make a difference for us – but it makes a world of difference to the 80,000 people who can finally live in freedom. Well they could if they were white christians, since they’re not, this country will treat them like crap too.

    • Immigrants who assimilate and make America stonger are no problem; ones who refuse to assimilate, demand a free ride and behave destructively (especially when catered-to and encouraged by left/liberal politicians for their own ends) are a problem. Or does that make too much sense?

  7. Break America’s back so the one world government can begin. That’s Obama and if anybody thinks any differently, they are only fooling themself. TEA! Fair Tax!

  8. I am appalled! We cannot handle any more refugees or immigrants at this time. What is our president thinking? Time to change and time to help people in their own countries and not bring them here.

  9. Sheiks live in Disney type wholesome neighborhoods throughout the country as they hide the VISAS they overstay. Thanks to the promise before Obama was elected, as he told the darkened Apollo Theater full of Black and other Muslims that he would put Muslims desiring citizenship in and to this country on FASTRACK. We are watching his backdoor moves from very American wholesome Cinderella’s Castle for this most treacherous fulfillment of Obamas’s ongoing plan to innundate our neighborhoods with the sheik families with numerous wives, continual pregnancies and utter disreguard for any and all of our laws. They make certain that they use fireworks to the max over the homes of Caucasians when there is any holiday. They also like to stash rooms with July 4 fireworks beyond what we are allowed to use in America except for full-scale Disney displays. Our wells and sinkholes are threatened, not to mention our pines that are dry and waiting for idiots to burn our neighborhoods. One unreported tactic they use to control neighborhoods is to take control of all home owner association fees and newsletters. They apply Irish prefixes to their muslim names such as “MC” in front of “Garigal” who is a leader going undetected by most of the citizens. He makes himself appear to be a coach who heads up the athletic FUND at the highschool. He sells for REMAX and brings in those who break all the Residential neighborhood laws and regulaltlions such as cooking for grocery stores and mosques and their own complete underground societies which answer to no legal authority often as is the case in a sympathetic press, owned by Black Muslims in Orlando, the Orlando Sentinel. It would be interesting to point out how many such news ownership exists in America. Look on the inside page for that information as to who is the Gen. Mgr. and Chief Editor. Often that is misrepresented on the actual editorial pages. They live as members of a commune while destroying our Enforcement of Codes and life styles. We all have had to abandon our homes for way below the value. They overstay the VISAS. Obama, you are the Devil with no regard for sanity and compassion. Do we need another sociopath in the White House?

  10. It’s time to sign up at your GOP office, locally, to encourage others to safeguard the vote. ACORNers changed their name. They love to canvass your neighborhood for their own type Democrats for watching YOUR vote. Go to your city Election Commissioner of Elections and make certain via phone or in person, that all elections will be monitored for fraud. If there is a problem, call the authorities or the office of the Sheriff. Do not avoid responsibility. It’s up to all of us.

  11. @ ashby, or we could just save ourselves the time & start killing muslims wherever they rear their lying, Violent, anti semitic heads.

  12. What if 80 000 Christian refugees came?
    YOUR ATTITUDE WILL CHANGE.

  13. To all you damn fools that want to say it is ok for all these muslim immigrants to come here, let them move in with you. and impose their sharia laws on you. we dont want them ..You people are so damn stupid. Dont you love your country? dont you love your freedoms? Wake up ……………..

    • Wasn’t this last year? And didn’t these refugees come from a country bent on genocide? Why are you just now learning about this?

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