State governors refuse Syrian refugees, 98% Muslim, who get staggeringly generous services from taxpayers

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Yesterday morning, Donald Trump correctly tweeted that Obama is “insane” for flooding the U.S. with Syrian refugees since his administration doesn’t know who they are and if among them are members of ISIS.
Later that morning, as reported by Politico, Trump spoke to conservative radio host Laura Ingraham and said this about the refugees:

They send them to the Republicans, not to the Democrats, you know because they know the problem … why would we want to bother the Democrats? In California, you have a Democrat as a governor; in Florida you have [Republican] Rick Scott so they send them to the Republicans. Taking these people is absolutely insanity.”

According to the Associated Press, governors from both parties have accepted refugees, although the number is nearly double for GOP states. More than 1,000 Syrian refugees have been accepted into states with Republican governors since January 1, while just over 500 have moved to Democratic-led states. (The number of Republican governors outweighs Democrats, 31 to 18, however.)
Here’s a map showing where Syrian refugees were resettled:

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Syrian refugees in USA

The map, however, is dated, as 10,000 more Syrian refugees recently arrived in Louisiana, according to the Agence France Presse.
According to The New York Timesthe Obama administration will increase the number of worldwide refugees the U.S. accepts each year to 100,000 by 2017, a significant increase over the current annual cap of 70,000, and will explore ways to increase the overall limit of refugees beyond 100,000.
The number of state governors who are refusing to accept Syrian refugees is growing, to more than half by late Monday, Nov. 16, the majority of whom are GOP governors. The refusenik states are:

  1. Alabama
  2. Arkansas
  3. Arizona
  4. Florida
  5. Georgia
  6. Idaho
  7. Illinois
  8. Indiana
  9. Iowa
  10. Kansas
  11. Kentucky: Republican governor-elect, who will take office next month, also refused.
  12. Louisiana
  13. Maine
  14. Massachusetts
  15. Michigan
  16. Mississippi
  17. Nebraska
  18. New Hampshire
  19. New Jersey
  20. New Mexico
  21. North Carolina
  22. Ohio
  23. Oklahoma
  24. South Carolina
  25. Tennessee
  26. Texas
  27. Wisconsin

State leaders are upset because the federal government relocates Syrian refugees in their state without notifying them.
Already, a Syrian refugee resettled in Louisiana is reported missing.
According to WBRZ, Catholic Charities, the refugee resettlement group that resettled that refugee said the immigrant left for another state after a couple of days, and they don’t know where the refugee went since they don’t track them.
Catholic Charities, like all the other “voluntary agencies” that resettle refugees (as well as illegal immigrants), is not doing this gratis but is paid by the government taxpayers.
Liberty News recently published an audio recording of a phone call between a representative of Refugee Services of Texas and a man posing as a potential volunteer.

As summarized by The American Mirror, the services given to refugees, all paid for by taxpayers, are “staggering”. They include:

  • $925 of “welcome money” per person.
  • Being picked up at the airport
  • Finding and securing an apartment
  • Setting up the apartment “so it’s livable” with a Walmart gift card to buy “all the items needed for the refugee’s apartment.”
  • Providing bus orientation
  • Transporting them to Social Security office to apply for card
  • Helping find employment
  • 8 weeks of English as Second Language (ESL) classes
  • A job readiness class after they “graduate” from the ESL class. There, they’re taught how to compete against Americans for jobs by learning “how to be professional in the United States, how to fill out a job application.”
  • Sign up for a few “cash assistance programs” but refugees supposedly are only eligible to enroll in one.

According to Liberty News, Refugee Services of Texas is “one of the largest networks set to receive Syrian refugees,” received $1,243,000 in tax dollars last year. That amount is expected to “increase significantly” this fiscal year.
New Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) is calling for a “pause” in the refugee program, citing national security risks in the wake of the Paris attacks. (Washington Post)
And if you think the Syrian “refugees” being “resettled” in the U.S. are Christians, think again.
Less than 2½% (or 53) of the 2,151 Syrian “refugees” currently in the U.S. — the ones we can track — are Christian. As many as 97.5% (or 2,098) are Muslims. (Source: CNSNews, h/t FOTM‘s MomOfIV)
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update:

On Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, moved to kill funds for Obama’s plan to bring 85,000-100,000 refugees to the United States. Demanding hearings on the plan, Sessions said that the cost to resettle the refugees could soar past $55 billion and they would be allowed to receive housing, welfare and food stamps. (Washington Examiner)
~Eowyn

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  1. Excellent column, complete and detailed.
    I am so mad right now, I could chew nails. All this going on in the world and BO is pushing forward in bringing them here and with plenty of benefits, but ignores our veterans that fought for this country.
    Helping them with jobs, after killing most of our industries and purposely putting our people out of work.
    At what point, is he removed and jailed? His intentions are clear in bringing harm to this country. What are our choices? How long do we allow this?
    Where do we find a leader, now?
    And to accuse Republicans of being scared of women and 3 year olds is downright despicable.
    Shame to the charities that are selling our protection down the stream for a few lously bucks. It has been proven that they can neither vet nor keep track of the invaders. They are lying to us and get irate if we challenge the lies.
    Trying to shame us into believing we are only taking in those that are helpless, when the pictures clearly showed those landing here were young men of fighting age. All dressed well and looking healthy. Damn Soros.
    I refuse to let him bully or intimidate me into silence.

     
  2. Just an add on. I noticed none have been settled in DC. What is BO afraid of, they are harmless.
    Also, the balance of putting them in Republican over Democratic states and towns is overwhelming.
    I know he hates Trey Gowdy enough, that Trey’s area was one of the first to be named a couple of months ago.

     
  3. Congress is the one that can stop the resettlement by defunding it.

     
  4. Ditto to everything that has already been said.

     
  5. I was relieved when Massachusetts Governor Baker joined the protest. Not everyone in Massachusetts is a Leftist.

     
  6. And these traitorous republicans and top candidates who changed their hard -core rethoric after they realized they had to cater to the rest of America they scorned when bush was in office ,and were telling they would bring jobs back to America and create jobs will now have these jobs given to foreigners due to our non discrimination and quota laws.
    We are betrayed within by our congressmen who know who runs our country and from without.

     
  7. I’m surprised they didn’t offer servants to them so they wouldn’t have to wipe their own ass when they took a dump . They offered just about everything else .

     
  8. Salaam alakum… now don’t forget to vote Democrat seven times in each election in return for all the Free Stuff (more where that came from, too)!
    https://granitegrok.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/US-Border-free-stuff-560×316.jpg

     
  9. On Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, moved to kill funds for Obama’s plan to bring 85,000-100,000 refugees to the United States. Demanding hearings on the plan, Sessions said that the cost to resettle the refugees could soar past $55 billion and they would be allowed to receive housing, welfare and food stamps.

     
    • 100,000 you say – is that all? Some idiot[s?] in Parliament want Canada to take in 25,000, and our population is ONE-TENTH of yours!
      Our feds have a policy of putting large numbers of immigrants-refugees into a single town or city, I’ve no idea why. For example, there are a lot of Haitians in Montreal, perhaps because they speak a French dialect, but what else would they have in common in a province that is so heavily Roman Catholic. Voodoo?

       
  10. The first duty of charity is Truth. These governors have done the right thing, practically as well as ideologically. Problem is, we need governors of EVERY SINGLE STATE to unite and refuse entry to all these Middle Easterners, whether they’re from Syria or elsewhere. I can all but guarantee you that Mr. Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York State, shall not unite and refuse.
    Those Syrian “refugees” who are terrorists shall work their way to New York State from whatever state they entered America from. And there is a Muslim town near Hancock, New York, called ISLAMBURG, extant since the George W. Bush Presidency, where they will be able to get their “aid and comfort” in preparation for any jihad they wish to inflict upon us.
    We’re in it up to our eyeballs now!

     
  11. welfare for islam….pathetic

     
  12. Nevada’s Governor Sandoval has stepped up to reject the “refugees”. I’m expecting the big O to override this resistance to the Terrorist Exodus with an EO any day now.

     
  13. I suspect when the dust settles, in the end, there will be some dirty deeds done to the motion to suspend funding and it will have something to do with shutting down the government and BO can ride in on his flipping white horse and talk about how the evil Republicans want to shut down the government.
    BTW, I think Sessions is a decent man. This isn’t the first time he has stepped forward.

     
  14. I am NOT an uncharitable person. Quite the opposite…but I think we, the working Americans, are becoming wearied and heavy-laden by our present administration’s cavalier use of our resources…as well as the punitive Federal attitudes/regulations/rules/laws….against the heart of this country….the “middle class.” At what point do people—-immigrants, illegals, or just lazy-ass slackers of all ilks, no matter the origins……become responsible for themselves and their children??????Their “welcome” into this country….as well as the LONG-TERM welfare pampering of the millions of those for whom “welfare” is a permanent existence…is like the LONG, LONG Obamacare childhood……..never-ending…..into the quarter-centruy of existence……
    But the story for American citizens whom strive to slog ever-forward is far different—-no helping hands here—–
    When both my husband & I had graduated college, w/college loans, married, expecting a baby in the 70’s and lost jobs in the Carter yrs….we were told there wasn’t EVEN temporary help for us…..medical or otherwise. We dragged ourselves through the 70’s with part-time jobs, temporary jobs, subsitute teaching jobs……even bought a modest starter home in the 70’s for $230 bucks a month mortgage….same as we’d been paying for rent….). Made it through 80’s-90’s and had, by then, high-paying jobs & education WAY-beyond a BS or MS…paid out of our OWN POCKETS b/c we prioritized,did without (like—OMG…for instance…we had NO LANDLINE PHONE for years and years–let alone a freakin’ cell phone!!! TRY THAT today even if you are 10 years old!!!!!!)……, set up payment plans with our hospitals, etc AND PAID THEM OFF……sometimes 10-bucks at a time…..Flash forward to the 90’s and we took in a foster daughter…..and when we sought help for her when she “came of age”—-18—-, moving out of HS and into a college into which we’d helped her apply/attain…..and we were told that she should rummage around the garbage bins and collect recyclables in order to earn “income”….otherwise, unless whe was pregnant or already had an infant/baby….they could not help her…..This was at the same time when we were trying to send our own first-born to college, too….it was tough times all over again……
    Did not want to leave you hanging—we settled the foster daughter in a work-study college, where she successfully earned a BS degree (double major), which was established by our church denomination years ago in the Depression…… She is married, living in the midwest….working part-time in a Christian-family-oriented concern, and raising, with her husband, 4 successful boys. The family routinely dedicates weeks per year to missionary work in another country, as well as here “at home.” Our first-born, who was going into college at the same time, earned a full-ride scholarship to an Ivy League school…..he is now an engineering geologist who….even in bad times…has never been without employment and has est. his own consulting firm……
    Often I wonder if, had the gooberment given me a boatload of money and subsidized rent, food stamps, medical care…….how far would I have gone…..how would I have been able to help the next generation see the way? What about every generation thereafter (which, happily for us….is our grandchild from our first-born, and the 4 boys from our foster daughter….) ??????

     
    • I would say you would not have been nearly as successful as you have been. Sounds like we are of the same generation and of like minds. I still remember the day as a young, single, twenty-something I applied for financial aid and was told that since I did not have an out-of-wedlock child I would not be eligible. Some day we all have to answer to our Creator. Death is the great equalizer.

       
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  16. It’s amazing how many so called “refugees” are big strong men who have fled leaving their women and children behind….something is wrong with this picture..don’t ya think?

     

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