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Refugee Resettlement Meetings Held In Spartanburg


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|| By FITSNEWS || U.S. assistant secretary of state Ann Richard is in Spartanburg, S.C. this week to discuss a controversial refugee resettlement program in the area. Richard, who oversees the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, will meet privately Tuesday morning with a small group of less than a dozen community leaders and activists.
The meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. EDT at the Mary Black Foundation (349 East Main Street) in downtown Spartanburg.
Among those invited to attend? Upstate political activist Michelle Wiles (see her voter voices profile here) and former congressional candidate Christina Jeffrey, who has been following this issue for several months.
Back in April this website broke the news of the controversial resettlement program – which involves dozens of refugees from war-torn Syria being shipped to the Spartanburg area by government-subsidized “non-profits.” After profiting handsomely on these “resettlements,” the refugees are then left to fend for themselves … imposing costly new burdens on local governments.
Dozens of refugees began arriving in the Spartanburg area in June. More are scheduled to arrive before the end of the federal fiscal year on September 30 – with a handful of local religious leaders serving as the public face for the movement.
“Don’t forget that Jesus himself was a refugee,” one of the religious leaders supporting the program told The (Spartanburg, S.C.) Herald Journal earlier this year.
Who is really behind the push, though?
As we noted in our original report, “previous resettlement campaigns couched as ‘evangelical’ efforts have in reality been front groups for liberal campaigns like the National Immigration Forum – a group that’s received funding from organizations affiliated with billionaire liberal financier George Soros.
And what these groups don’t receive from liberal billionaires they take out of your pocket.
In fact World Relief – the group orchestrating this resettlement effort – received $38.8 million of its $56.8 million budget from government grants, according to 2012 data. That’s nearly seventy percent of its budget.
As noted previously, we explicitly reject the use of federal tax dollars – routed through liberal foundations – to impose long-term obligations on South Carolina taxpayers. If faith-based organizations wish to host legal immigrants on their own dime, that’s great – but their activities cannot be subsidized by government revenue. Nor can they be permitted to impose affirmative new obligations on already over-taxed citizens.
“Faith-based compassion is a wonderful thing, but just as one’s religious beliefs shouldn’t be imposed on another without consent … neither should taxpayer obligations based on those beliefs,” we wrote.
Our reporting on the refugee issue prompted a flood of reaction.
For starters, U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy came out in opposition to the proposed resettlement – demanding it be halted on account of “the lack of notice, information, and consultation afforded to me and my constituents about this issue.”
Gowdy has since referred to the federal government’s reaction to his concerns as “woefully inadequate.”
S.C. Rep. Donna Hicks also criticized the resettlement, citing “serious concerns” about the project “that have not even remotely been addressed.”
“There is no way we should subject our communities to unnecessary risk or cost,” Hicks said at the time.
Supporting the proposal? S.C. governor Nikki Haley,
“We cannot allow fear to erode America’s place in the world as accepting of immigrants who chose to come legally and contribute as citizens,” Haley said.
Wait … fear?
This isn’t about fear, it’s about a simple question: Who pays for these people?
And the answer to that question is also very, very simple: You.
Taxpayers are subsidizing every aspect of this “resettlement” scam, with radical leftist foundations reaping the rewards. And while the federal government – working alongside the globalists at the United Nations – vow to conduct a “detailed, rigorous” screening of the incoming refugees (here), that isn’t the point.
The point is they cost money …
We wonder … will GOP presidential front runner Donald Trump (who has been driving the immigration debate during the 2016 “Republican” presidential primary process) address this controversial program during his upcoming visit to the South Carolina Upstate this week?

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Comment by Franklin W. on November 23, 2015 at 7:14pm

Jeanne,

There are numerous websites that have quotes where these from T. Roosevelt can be found.

Here is one:  http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/troosevelt.asp

Comment by Jeanne DeSilver on November 23, 2015 at 3:20pm

Can you provide a link/source for the quotes from Teddy Kennedy? I'd like to post them on twitter and google+.

Comment by Franklin W. on November 23, 2015 at 8:09am

obama and democrats have kept the focus of this issue on Republicans being Un-American and hateful, uncaring people to keep the real issue of the flaws of this obama led Syrian invasion and the cost of this obama led invasion out of the news and out of the discussion.

Even Teddy Roosevelt understood the core problems with this "so called" immigrant resettlement program way back in the early 1900's.

Theodore Roosevelt  December 3, 1901:

I earnestly recommend to the congress that in the exercise of its wise discretion it should take into consideration the coming to this country of anarchists or persons professing principles hostile to all government....They and those like them should be kept out of this country; and if found here they should be promptly deported to the country whence they came.


Theodore Roosevelt 1907:

“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”

Stupid is as stupid does...

Americans MUST stop being stupid!!

Our U.S. Constitution reads:  "We the people of the United States".......it does not read:  Obama and the United Nations

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