This article needs to start with this caveat – we should take in refugees from these war-torn and dangerous countries. We need to do our part, but not like this.
Towns all over the country have been targeted to absorb hundreds of thousands of refugees from failed states throughout the world. It is being done in secret and unconstitutionally.
These are people who will largely become future Democrats after having lived on the dole. All refugees are immediately given welfare and a path to citizenship. There are potential future terrorists among them. They are not being assimilated. Receiving communities are being taught to adapt to them.
The U.N. in conjunction with the State Department is deciding who immigrates into our country. The U.N. is screening them even though there are no records on most and they are on the honor system in many cases.
One of the receiving communities is Spartanburg, South Carolina which includes Trey Gowdy’s district. Gowdy is the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security that has jurisdiction over the Refugee Resettlement program and he didn’t know about it. He had to find out about it the way Barack Obama does – in the newspapers.
World Relief, a progressive Evangelical group is one of the TOP NINE federal resettlement contractors that is about to open an office in Spartanburg. World Relief receives more than $30 million redistributive dollars each year to transport refugees into our country.
The U.N. is controlling this program through the U.S. State Department. Receiving communities are not always welcoming, despite the efforts of the far-left to push the idea. Funding from George Soros’ late brother’s foundation, The Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation, spends exorbitant amounts on re-education of communities to adapt to foreigners instead of pushing assimilation.
This year, 65 refugees will move into Spartanburg but many more are in their future. They are coming from places like Syria, the Congo D.R., and Bhutan.
The Fund for Peace rates the dangerous nations according to Very high alert, High alert, Very high warning, high warning, and so on. The worst possible score is 120. Somalia has the highest score at 114, followed by Congo D.R.
These are the scores of the countries the U.N. is sending to Spartanburg, South Carolina alone: Congo D.R. 111.2+ very high alert, Syria 93+ alert status, Bhutan 82+ very high warning.
The U.N. is a syndicate of thugs and dictators who definitely do not have our best interests at heart. These refugees are pouring into towns all over our nation without our knowing it. When they come from failed states, there is no possible way to check their credentials.
Trey Gowdy has taken action and has written the following letter to Secretary of State John Kerry who undoubtedly – frankly – won’t give a damn.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 13, 2015
Contact: Amanda Duvall firstname.lastname@example.org 202-225-6030
Gowdy Requests Information on Spartanburg Refugee Resettlement Program
Washington, DC—Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) today sent a letter to the State Department, requesting information on plans for a refugee resettlement in Spartanburg.
Please see text of the letter:
The Honorable John Kerry Secretary U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20520
Dear Secretary Kerry,
Gowdy takes action!
I write regarding the potential resettlement of refugees to the Spartanburg, South Carolina, area. It has been reported by media outlets, and confirmed by staff within your Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), that a resettlement agency submitted a proposal to open an office in Spartanburg. In addition, it is my understanding that the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) approved the request to resettle a certain number of refugees in Spartanburg.
As the Member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing the Spartanburg area, I am deeply concerned about the lack of notice, information, and consultation afforded to me and my constituents about this issue. As such, please provide the information requested and answers to questions below:
- Please provide a copy of the proposal submitted by the resettlement agency and any subsequent correspondence between your Department and the resettlement agency.
- When was the resettlement agency’s proposal submitted? When was it approved by USRAP?
- How were the claims made in the proposal as to Spartanburg’s readiness to resettle refugees verified for accuracy by USRAP prior to approval?
- What, if any, steps were taken to notify and consult with local government officials (elected or otherwise) prior to the approval of the resettlement proposal? If so, who was contacted and did they approve the proposal?
- Which officials/employees of the South Carolina State government reviewed and approved the resettlement agency’s proposal? When was such approval given? Were these officials/employees contacted by USRAP to independently ensure approval was given?
- What types of, and how much, funding will the resettlement agency receive from the federal government? How much of that amount must be provided to the refugees and how much can be kept by the resettlement agency?
- When are the first refugees expected to arrive in Spartanburg?
- What federal, state, and local benefits are the refugees entitled to receive a) upon designation as a refugee and b) upon resettlement in the Spartanburg area?
- How many refugees will be resettled in the Spartanburg area?
- How are the refugees chosen to resettle in Spartanburg?
- What is the country of origin of each of the refugees to be resettled in the Spartanburg area?
- Who is responsible for ensuring housing, employment, and education services for the resettled refugees?
- Who is responsible for ensuring resettled refugees maintain employment, as opposed to tracking employment for the first few months after being resettled?
- How many of the refugees to be resettled in the Spartanburg area are of the age to attend K–12 schools? Of those, how many need the local government to provide interpreters or teachers who speak the native language of the refugee for the students?
- Do any of the refugees to be resettled in the Spartanburg area have criminal convictions? If so, for what crimes has each been convicted?
- Please explain the background check process performed on refugees scheduled to be resettled in Spartanburg.
- Will this be the only time refugees will be resettled to the Spartanburg area pursuant to the agency’s proposal? Or can additional refugees be resettled pursuant to the proposal?
I request that any plans to resettle refugees in the Spartanburg, South Carolina, area be placed on hold until my constituents and I receive your substantive responses to the questions and information requested in this letter. Additionally, before moving forward, both the Spartanburg community and I should have time to substantively review the information and be comfortable with the information provided.
As previously stated, I am troubled by the lack of notice and coordination with my office and the Spartanburg community, particularly local officials, regarding the plans to resettle refugees in the area. In that vein, I request at least one month’s notice prior to the arrival of the first refugee in the Spartanburg area. Please contact my Chief of Staff, Cindy Crick, with such notice (864-241-0175 or email@example.com).
Thank you in advance for your prompt response and attention to this matter.
Trey Gowdy has been very sympathetic to the children of illegal aliens who were brought here through no fault of their own and believes the law should protect them and keep them here, but he also believes we must follow the law and judge each of the other cases on merit and in accordance with the law.
Sweeping amnesties violate the law.
In the case of refugees, local and state legislators must know who these people are and they must have some control over who comes into their communities just as the American people are supposed to have control over who comes into their country, not the U.N..
Rep.Trey Gowdy warned Democrats about the repercussions of President Obama’s unlawful amnesty.
“You may benefit from the president’s failure to enforce the law today,” Gowdy said at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Obama’s action.
“But I’ll make you this promise,” he warned. “There will come a day where you will cry out for the enforcement of the law. There will come a day when you long for the law to be the foundation of this republic.”
“So you be careful what you do with the law today, because if you weaken it today, you weaken it forever,” he told them.
In a statement released July 13, 2013, Gowdy said in part: “We are a nation of laws because law provides order, structure, predictability, peace, equality and justice. Compassion is good. But it can ebb and flow with the vicissitudes of life and the perspective of the individual. The law remains, sturdy and strong as the foundation upon which we live.”
“I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law;
“That is not an oath for Congress. That is the oath of citizenship. That is the pledge and the promise each made, hand on heart to their soon-to-be fellow citizens. Five distinct references to the law in just a single paragraph of the oath. If we expect people to support, defend, and live by the law after they become citizens, what possible explanation can exist for not applying the law during the process of becoming a citizen?”