Refugee Resettlement Watch
Sept. 5, 2015
I love it! Apparently we did have an impact by getting a response out quickly when 14 US Senators we dubbed the “Jihad Caucus” wrote to Obama demanding he open America’s doors to 65,000! (mostly Muslim) Syrians.
Here is the NY Times yesterday, but of course they don’t link where they got that phrase (“jihadi caucus”) here, and they don’t mention who the critics are or quote any of us! Why? I believe it is because the NYT doesn’t want more Americans to find us!:
WASHINGTON — In late spring, with the war in Syria grinding into its fifth year amid an ever-deepening humanitarian catastrophe for millions of refugees, 14 United States senators wrote a letter to President Obama urging that at least 65,000 of the displaced Syrians be allowed to resettle in the United States.
Critics denounced the idea, saying it would open the nation’s borders to potential terrorists, and some even branded the authors of the letter as the “jihadi caucus.”
Uh! Oh! Watch for Obama announcement when Pope is in town (September 23rd!). Remember this Pope effectively invited the invaders to Italy, here. Remind me! How many are housed at the Vatican? And, one of thenine major resettlement contractors is the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Within the Obama administration there has been intense discussion about additional action, including the possibility of a major announcement tied to Pope Francis’ visit to Washington this month. But beyond providing additional funds, experts on refugee issues say, the United States’ options are limited.
No mention that it was the Refugee Council USA that got that letter put together and are mentioned in it. RCUSA is the contractors’ lobbying arm in Washington. Klobuchar talks like it was something she thought of all by herself.
Senator Amy Klobuchar, Democrat of Minnesota, who signed the letter urging Mr. Obama to accept more Syrian refugees, said there was little attention then, other than from critics, but that the photographs of recent days seemed to raise awareness.
Eric P. Schwartz, a former assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration, who is now dean of the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, said presidential leadership would help drive public response.
Increasing the number of Syrians granted asylum by 50,000 on an emergency basis would also help, he said, by sending “an extremely powerful signal to Europe and to the world.”
Schwartz, also a protege’ of George Soros is Anne Richard’s predecessor and was Obama’s first pick to head the refugee effort in the US State Department when he took office in 2009. You can learn all about “one-worlder” Schwartz by clicking here.
So, not surprisingly, the NYT reporter, , has interviewed a tight little circle, all of whom are orchestrating the push to admit 65,000 Syrians to the US, but quotes none of the critics—typical!
Below for your amusement are the 14 Members of the Senate Jihad Caucus led by Senators Dick Durban (D-IL) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN):
Al Franken (D-MN)
Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Patty Murray (D-WA)
Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Christopher Coons (D-DE) LOL! Delaware hasn’t taken a refugee in a couple of years!
Tim Kaine (D-VA)
Edward Markey (D-MA)
Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Mazie Hirono (D-HI) LOL! Last I looked Hawaii took a whole 7 refugees last year!