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Obama admin lobbies governors to accept Syrian refugees


waving flagBy Dave Boyer – The Washington Times – Monday, February 22, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/feb/22/wh-lobbies-governors-accept-syrian-refugees

Migrants and refugees disembark from a ferry after their arrival along with hundreds of others at the port of Piraeus near Athens, on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. Several thousand migrants have been stranded at the port and at the country's border with Macedonia, where authorities at the weekend closed the border to Afghan migrants and reduced rate for crossings for Iraqis and Syrians. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Migrants and refugees disembark from a ferry after their arrival along with hundreds of others at the port of Piraeus near Athens, on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. Several thousand migrants have been stranded at the port and at the country’s … more >

Obama administration officials tried to reassure dozens of wary governors in a closed-door meeting that President Obama’s proposal to relocate Middle Eastern refugees in their states is safe, two governors said Monday. The briefing by senior administration officials last weekend was an effort to “find solutions to some misunderstandings and apprehensions that are out there,” said Gov. Gary Herbert, Utah Republican and chairman of the National Governors Association.

Asked whether the meeting eased states’ concerns about accepting refugees from crisis areas such as Syria and Iraq, Mr. Herbert replied, “We still have work to do.”

After Mr. Obama announced his plan last fall to admit up to 10,000 refugees into the U.S. this year, governors of 30 states from Maine to Wyoming publicly asked for the resettlement of Syrian refugees to stop until security concerns and procedures could be addressed. New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan was the lone Democrat in the group.

The resistance to refugees intensified after Islamist terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, which raised fears of Islamic State fighters sneaking into the U.S. as refugees.

It’s not clear whether states could block the federal government’s effort to resettle refugees across the country, but some governors have issued executive orders to state agencies to do what they can to stop refugees from relocating in their states.American women respond

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, conceded that some states “are confused about the process to go through.”

“A lot of issues were raised. We’re continuing to have the dialogue, and [Obama administration officials] promised they would get back to us with additional information as we go forward,” Mr. McAuliffe said.

Mr. Herbert said one of the governors’ concerns is “making sure we have the appropriate information and have the appropriate policy in place.”

“We understand, as governors, one of our first responsibilities is the public safety of the people within the states that we represent,” he said.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Monday that the screening of potential refugees is rigorous and that the administration is committed to working with the reluctant governors, but added that accepting refugees “is another way that the United States demonstrates our exceptionalism and the kind of values that make our country great.”Leftist Propagandist Islam is NOT Die Picture1 In God We Trust freedom combo 2

A Call for Patriots to Stand with Governors against Islamic Invasion of Their States


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URL of the original posting site: http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/11/a-call-for-patriots-to-stand-with-governors-against-islamic-invasion-of-their-states/#j8MYg5Is2D4fuDb4.99

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In light of Obama’s refusal to consider the national security of the united States in relocating individuals from other nations he terms “refugees” who cannot be vetted, period, to ensure a terrorist attack like the one in Paris, France, does not occur on uS soil, and Obama’s threats of action should States not comply, this letter goes out to all American citizens, in all States.

Dear Americans,

As has been broadcast in news reports and other media outlets, Barack Hussein Obama refuses to consider the safety of all American citizens, the national security of this nation and the founding tenets of this nation echoed in the Constitution in his unilateral, authoritarian, almost dictatorial edict of relocating unvetted masses of individuals, the majority of whom are Muslim, from various nations into the united States. In his own words, the uS is slated to import 100,000 individuals per year, mostly Muslim, termed “refugees” from Syria and nations elsewhere.

As citizens, we can no longer sit on the sidelines, in armchairs and behind keyboards writing our suits in Washington, DC, who demonstrate day after day they do not represent the citizens and violate their oath of office. It is time we show our support for our governors who have taken a stand to protect their resident citizens. It is time to declare that we consider this nation a . The United Nations 1951 Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, amended 1967, does not apply to “those for whom there are serious reasons for considering they have committed war crimes or crimes against humanity, serious non-political crimes or are guilty of acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.” (page 4, 1st paragraph, 2nd sentence) Because of the inability to establish the nation of origin, the exact identities and history of these individuals, including criminal backgrounds, to accurately confirm the lack of participation in any events listed above, the Convention does not apply, which relieves the united States from any obligation to relocate any individual designated or claiming to be a “refugee” into this nation. Moreover, the and refusing to maintain public order.

The citizens of the States, where governors have taken a stand in support of safety and public interest and against the relocation of unvetted, unknown individuals into the communities by the Obama administration, should stand with our State leaders. The mass numbers of individuals Obama has determined to bring to our nation, consisting of a majority of young Muslim males as seen in Europe, constitutes an invasion of the several States perpetrated by a lawless, criminal president amounting to treason. As European governments strategically placed invaders of sufficient numbers to constitute a majority in some towns and municipalities, Obama intends to do the same without consent of the States or the free people occupying cities and towns in the uS.

Some governors are willing to accept refugees against the wish of voters and have called for residents who disagree to leave the State. These governors have demonstrated their lack of support for the citizens who duly elected them. Citizens of these States, in opposition to the should mobilize to show their disapproval and request these governors resign.

Furthermore, we need to gather to send a message to Barack Hussein Obama that any use of force against the people will not be tolerated.

We should stand in unison on the front steps and lawn of our State Capitol building in opposition to unvetted mass resettlement of unvetted individuals, in opposition to State governors supportive of Obama’s plan, in support of State governors who have taken a stand to oppose Obama’s plan, and declare, in peaceful means, to Congress, we the people will not bend to edict.

Let us all gather on January 9, 2016 from 11:00 am to 2 pm, local time, on the steps of our respective State capitol buildings, in peace, to let our opposition to importation of unvetted individuals into the united States be known, oppose the governors who stand with Obama, and provide support to the governors who oppose Obama’s plan.

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In Wake of Paris Terrorist Attacks, Here’s a Map of the States Shutting Their Doors to Syrian Refugees


waving flagReported by Kelsey Harkness / / November 16, 2015

On Monday and into Tuesday, more than two dozen governors moved to block Syrian refugees from entering their states. (Photo: Kelsey Lucas/Visualsey)

In the aftermath of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, governors across the United States are attempting to shut their doors on Syrian refugees looking to find a safe haven in the country. As of Monday evening, more than two dozen governors announced opposition to policies that would permit Syrian refugees to enter their states amid concerns they could have ties to terrorists.

Thus far, states whose governors oppose more Syrian refugees include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, GeorgiaIdahoIllinoisIndiana, IowaKansas, Louisiana, MaineMassachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Maryland, NebraskaNew HampshireNew Jersey, New MexicoNorth Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, TennesseeTexas, and Wisconsin.

Kentucky Gov.-elect Matt Bevin, who will take office Dec. 8, also said he opposes resettlement efforts.

The movement, which was overwhelmingly spearheaded by Republican governors, came after French prosecutors discovered a Syrian passport on one of the suspected Islamic State suicide bombers in Paris. That finding raised concerns that terrorists are embedding with refugees to enter Europe and other nations.Do you want

The series of attacks in Paris on Friday night left more than 130 dead and hundreds others injured. French President François Hollande called the attacks an “act of war” and launched airstrikes against ISIS.

President Barack Obama sharply pushed back against the growing number of states attempting to undermine his policies surrounding Syrian refugees, saying Monday at a press conference in Antalya, Turkey, that it would be “shameful” and “not American” to close America’s doors on Syrian refugees.

“When some of those folks themselves come from families who benefited from protection when they were fleeing political persecution, that’s shameful,” he said. “That’s not American. That’s not who we are. We don’t have religious tests to our compassion.”DELUSIONAL

In September, Obama vowed to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States next year.

As of Nov. 3, there were more than 4 million registered Syrian refugees, according to the U.N. Refugee Agency.

Those issuing executive orders to block refugees pushed back on the president’s narrative while announcing their decision.

“Michigan is a welcoming state, and we are proud of our rich history of immigration,” said Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. “But our first priority is protecting the safety of our residents.”

In a letter addressed to the president, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said, “Neither you nor any federal official can guarantee that Syrian refugees will not be part of any terroristic activity. As such, opening our door to them irresponsibly exposes our fellow Americans to unacceptable peril.”Islam is NOT

While their responses send a clear message to the president, John Malcolm, a senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, said the practical implications blocking refugees are limited.

“Governors can certainly order state agencies to stop doing anything to assist federal authorities with their resettlement efforts, but they cannot stop federal authorities from continuing those efforts, nor can they stop immigrants who are lawfully admitted to this country from moving to and settling in those states,” Malcolm said. “They can, however, ask state law enforcement authorities to keep an eye on the refugees who settle in their states, so long as those authorities do so within the bounds of the Constitution.”

“It’s abhorrent for the federal government not to consult with and consider the interests of the states,” added Jim Carafano, a foreign policy expert at The Heritage Foundation. “Particularly the views of governors, as it impacts the welfare and public safety of their citizens.”America Never Forget

Florida Gov. Rick Scott addressed those concerns in a letter sent to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Leader Mitch McConnell. In that letter, dated Nov. 16, Scott wrote:

[I]t is our understanding that the state does not have the authority to prevent the federal government from funding the relocation of these Syrian refugees to Florida even without state support. Therefore, we are asking the United States Congress to take immediate and aggressive action to prevent President Obama and his administration from using any federal tax dollars to fund the relocation of up to 425 Syrian refugees (the total possible number of refugees pending for state relocation support at this time) to Florida, or anywhere in the United States, without an extensive evaluation of the risk these individuals may post to our national security.AMEN

muslim-obamaIn response, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., introduced legislation on Monday afternoon that would suspend issuance of visas to refugees from countries with a high risk of terrorism until the U.S. Department of Homeland Security meets certain standards. Those standards include fingerprinting and screening all refugees, implement a tracking system “to catch attempted overstays,” and enhancing security measures that are already in place.

“The time has come to stop terrorists from walking in our front door. The Boston Marathon bombers were refugees, and numerous refugees from Iraq, including some living in my hometown, have attempted to commit terrorist attacks,” Paul said in a press release.

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, also called to suspend the refugee program.

“The Syrian refugee program should be suspended until the American people are satisfied that they know exactly who the president is admitting into the country via this program,” Burr said. “There is simply too much at stake, and the security of the American people should be our top priority.”

This article and its accompanying map has been updated to reflect the growing number of governors who do not wish to permit Syrian refugees into their state. of domenstic terrorist

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At least six U.S. states move to arm National Guard offices


Reporting by Kevin Murphy in Kansas City and Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by Alan Crosby and Jonathan Oatis

“It is painful enough when we lose members of our armed forces when they are sent in harm’s way, but it is unfathomable that they should be vulnerable for attack in our own communities,” Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin said in a statement.

Governors Rick Scott of Florida, Greg Abbott of Texas, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas and Mike Pence of Indiana issued similar orders for National Guard members after four U.S. Marines and a Navy petty officer were shot and killed on Thursday in Chattanooga, Tennessee. One site where the shootings occurred was a recruiting office in a strip mall.

All six of the governors are Republican.

In Florida, Scott ordered six storefront Florida National Guard recruiting centers to be moved to the nearest Guard armory buildings. The governor said Guard members who do not carry weapons should get them and obtain expedited concealed weapon permits, if necessary. In his executive order, Scott said bulletproof glass and better video surveillance equipment are among steps that should be considered to make recruiting offices safer.

Pence ordered the arming of military personnel at all Indiana National Guard facilities and recruiting storefronts, and Oklahoma Governor Fallin’s office said her executive order also included military recruiting offices. Military personnel in uniform would not usually have authorization to carry a personal weapon while working in recruiting offices, the Pentagon said on Friday. “It has become clear that our military personnel must have the ability to defend themselves against these type of attacks on our own soil,” Abbott said in a news release.you think

“Arming the National Guard at these bases will not only serve as a deterrent to anyone wishing to do harm to our service men and women, but will enable them to protect those living and working on the base,” he added.

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