For those who fear the United States could devolve into the same type of chaotic mess that Europe has become and who find it asinine to import unvetted terrorists, a glimmer of hope has appeared on the political horizon. On Wednesday the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to markup the Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act (HR 4731), which is designed to restore self-determination to states and local governments in matters related to federally sanctioned human trafficking, the importation and dumping of foreigners by the federal government. States and local governments would be legally able to refuse to accept foreign refugees within their jurisdictions
Under the current system, the State Department’s nine contracted “domestic resettlement agencies” make the decisions as to which of 190 locations get saddled with the terror threats and the social problems. No input, agreement or informing of the impacted citizenry has been required.
The bill also gives Congress the authority to reduce the overall refugee ceiling nationally to 60,000, down from its current level of 85,000 and climbing. A president would not be able to add to the number without congressional approval.
The unilateral waiving of grounds of inadmissibility and deportability by a dictatorial and corrupt DHS Secretary would be specifically prohibited. There is also a requirement for federal officials to prioritize those asylum claims made by refugees who are fleeing religious persecution from countries designated as being “of particular concern” by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
Basically what the bill does is remove the subject avenues of abuse the Democrats have created in the pursuit of social and demographic engineering. House Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Chairman and bill co-sponsor Raul Labrador (R-ID) said, “To continue America’s long history of welcoming those in need, we must restore confidence in the safeguards protecting our security.”
Predictably, the open borders, anti-white lobbies denounced the bill based upon the typical false claims that it was punitive, mean-spirited, and would dismantle the U.S. refugee program. Their destructive agenda comes first, even ahead of national security.
One of those agencies presently enjoying a financial windfall from the destruction of America, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, now rebranded as HIAS, complained, “It ties the hands of the U.S. government to respond to humanitarian crises.” Of course the crisis they’re really concerned with is the financial one it will create for their organization.
Their spokesperson, Melanie Nezer, was also critical of the provision that strips refugee status from those returning to their native land and another that extends the time period before a refugee can apply for permanent resident status by two years. Nezer, who is accustomed to dictating what Americans will accept whether they like it or not, stated that those changes were enacted “for no legitimate reason.”
Recognizing the effect of the prioritizing requirement, Nezer also complained that placing a preference on those in “certain religious minorities” who are in actual physical peril would “hinder our ability to take in anybody.” It will hinder their ability to take in dollars.
Maybe the government and their contractors shouldn’t have been abusing the system and the American people in the first place and Congress wouldn’t have felt compelled to take corrective action.
The bill is being roundly criticized by all of the supposed religious refugee agencies who earn in the area of $4,755 per resettlement for their efforts, although none of them has the integrity to state the loss of revenue as the reason. Honesty and religious aid organizations can sometimes have trouble finding each other.
For the record, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees says, “The United States is the world’s top resettlement country.” We’ve done our part. Maybe somebody else can have a turn playing Russian roulette with their future.
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