Tennessee Becomes First State to Sue the Federal Government Over ‘Refugees’

About 80 people attended a Senate finance committee meeting to express their opposition to a resolution that would require Tennessee to sue the federal government for noncompliance of the Refugee Act of 1980.

The House of Representatives on Monday voted to let Tennessee become the first state in the nation to sue the federal government over refugee resettlement on the grounds of the 10th Amendment, The Tennesseean reported.

The 10th Amendment states that the federal government possesses powers only delegated to it by the U.S. Constitution and that all other powers are reserved for the states. The vote was 69-25 to order the state’s attorney general to sue the feds.

It was easily approved in the Senate in February.

Tennessee has opted not to administer the refugee program but the feds are doing it anyway and they are shifting the costs to Tennessee.

Catholic Charities is administering resettlement and cares little if they are vetted apparently.

Despite having no way to investigate the backgrounds of the Syrian refugees and despite the objections of the people over an ISIS acknowledgement that they would penetrate the refugees, the Obama administration has escalated the “screening” process. More than 600 are screened a day by Jordanians at a refugee camp for transfer to the US. The UN – the Dictators’ Club – chooses our refugees.

Nayla Rush of The Center for Immigration Studies discussed a sourced report about who will be vetting our Syrian refugees – the ones that can’t be vetted.

The United States is entrusting the staff of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) with the entire selection and pre-screening process of Syrian refugees eligible for resettlement in the United States. “UNHCR is the United States’ largest partner overseas. We provide substantial funding to that agency,” said Larry Bartlett from the State Department.11 The United States has donated $4.5 billion to UNHCR since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2011. For those who question its humanitarian outreach, the United States is the most generous donor to the refugee cause of any nation in the world.  [For new readers:  See Larry Bartlett in action in Twin Falls, Idaho last fall by clicking here.  Is he working for Chobani Yogurt by supplying the company with cheap labor?]

The UNHCR is deciding not only who can move to the United States, it is also choosing who gets a chance to become American and who doesn’t. Given such high stakes, Americans should be encouraged to question this opaque system.

A minimum of 1500 a month will be sent to the US.

The Hill reported earlier this month that the State Department is setting up the mechanisms for the importation of 1,500 “Syrian refugees” into the United States per month in order to meet an arbitrary goal of Obama to relocate 10,000 potential jihadists into the United States by September.

He would still have five more months to ship in more and the screening process would permit more, which he has said he prefers.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said, “It’s clear that ISIS wants to, has planned on attempting to infiltrate refugee populations. This is a problem. If one person gets through who is planning a terrorist attack in our country, that’s a problem.” The Speaker has no plan of action.

Ryan added that “The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has prioritized sending more refugees to the U.S. than other countries.”

That figures.

About 9,500 “Syrians” have been interviewed in Amman since February 1, and 12,000 interviews should be completed by April 28, according to a State Department spokesperson.

At the same time, our borders are wide open.

Statistics released by Border Patrol this morning indicate that illegal immigrant families are now crossing into the United States at a record rate. The Border Patrol reports that more than 32,000 family units have been caught trying to enter the United States, which according to the Washington Times is “nearly a 40 percent” increase from 2014, reports Stephen Dinian, writing for the Washington Times.