This may come as a shock, it certainly did for me. There are 100 U.S. city officials that are BEGGING President Obama for more refugees. In fact, there is a coalition of 100 immigrant-supporting cities that are competing with each other to see which city can offer the most services and benefits to attract foreign-born residents.
The ramifications of this is staggering. Obama’s plan to import an ADDITIONAL 10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016, along with the routine inflow of 70,000 refugees and 1 million new immigrants, will cost U.S. taxpayers $130 MILLION PER YEAR, according to projections from Heritage Foundation scholar Robert Rector. Extended out over the next 50 years, these additional 10,000 migrants would cost U.S. taxpayers $6.5 BILLION over the course of the migrants’ lifetime.
Now take the figures for the 10,000 and calculate that for the 1 million PER YEAR. The cost to take them in is immeasurable; housing, full benefits for life, and special accommodations for Islamic Halal dietary and religious needs means more mosques.
Here is a LIST of 190 cities where Obama is dumping THOUSANDS of Syrian Muslim refugees.
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, mayor of Baltimore, almost gets teary eyed when she talks about the need to rebuild her city with immigrants and refugees.
It’s an issue that’s close to her heart, but the argument she uses is not new. It’s the same line that is touted by the mayors of other cities, mostly in the Rust Belt, like Baltimore, Minneapolis, Detroit and Pittsburgh.
They crave a steady flow of new immigrants and refugees, they say, because their economies depend on it. Too many of the native-born middle class whites have long since departed for the suburbs.
Baltimore, for instance, has lost a third of its population since 1950. Detroit has lost almost half of its population, and Pittsburgh has also struggled.
The Economist magazine gave a large chunk of space in its latest issue to Rawlings-Blake and her vision of a multicultural Baltimore.
“For more than a decade, Maryland’s largest city has been used as an entry point for refugees, with federal agencies led by the State Department sending 700-800 there each recent year from such troubled places as Nepal, Iraq and Eritrea,” the article states.
But Baltimore has had trouble even retaining the refugees sent its way from United Nations camps in the Third World.
About two-thirds of refugees sent to Baltimore moved on to other cities after a few years, according to the Economist.
Here is the LIST of 100 cities begging for refugees.
In fact, a coalition of 100 immigrant-supporting cities seem to be in competition with each other to see which city can offer the most services and benefits to attract foreign-born residents.
They help them find jobs, overcome language barriers and work around employers’ demands for birth certificates or drivers’ licenses. There are also grants to help them get set up in a business venture.
So it’s no surprise that Rawlings-Blake is one of the 100 U.S. mayors asking the Obama administration to send her city a fresh wave of Syrian refugees. She is one of 18 mayors who have written a letter to the administration expressing their desire for more refugees. The 18 mayors who signed the letter represent a total of 100 mayors with Cities United for Immigration Action.
Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is among those inviting Syrian refugees to her city, but it appears her constituents are not so excited about the prospect, judging by a recent letter to the editor published in the local newspaper that received 114 reader comments, most of them against the mayor.
The security risks of importing Syrian refugees have been stated and restated by the FBI Director James Comey and his top counter-terrorism lieutenants.
But the mayors, in their letter to Obama, make a special point to play down the security issues focusing instead on what they see as economic benefits.
“The drive and enterprise of immigrants and refugees have helped build our economies, enliven our arts and culture, and enrich our neighborhoods,” states the mayors’ letter to Obama.
“We have taken in refugees, and will help make room for thousands more. This is because the United States has developed a robust screening and background check that assures us that we know who we are welcoming into this country. With national security systems in place, we stand ready to support the Administration in increasing the numbers of refugees we can accept.”
The “national security systems in place” for Syrian Muslims have been publicly exposed as a sham by Comey, who testified before Congress less than two weeks ago that the U.S. government has no capacity to screen Syrian refugees.
Pittsburgh’s Mayor Peduto is also one of the 18 U.S. mayors urging President Obama to accept more than his proposed number of 10,000 Syrians this fiscal year.
Detroit has also put its order in for at least 4,000 Syrians, with the plea to Obama coming from Michigan’s GOP Gov. Rick Snyder and Democrat Mayor Mike Duggan.
The 18 mayors said they would work to find space for refugees in their cities.
Peduto said he has asked four resettlement agencies — Northern Area Multi-Service Center in Sharpsburg, Jewish Family and Children’s Services in Squirrel Hill, Downtown-based Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh, and AJAPO Refugee Immigration Services in the Hill District — to determine whether Pittsburgh has space for 500 Syrians.
The smallest city on the list of 18 is tiny Clarkston, Georgia, a tiny town of 7,555 people east of Atlanta.
By 2010 the local high school had students from more than 50 countries with 100 languages spoken in the schools; a local mosque had 800 worshipers; and by some estimates, half the population was from outside the U.S. Only 13.6 percent of its population is white, and only 13.1 percent is Hispanic and 58 percent black. The remainder are foreigners from the Middle East and Asia.
Obama has committed to taking 10,000 Syrians over the next year, but the mayors say that’s not enough. Their letter says they “have joined forces to call on President Obama to welcome additional refugees beyond the number his administration has agreed to accept.”
The refugee resettlement agencies that work with the mayors have asked Obama to take 100,000 Syrians by the end of his term in office.
Refugees immediately qualify for federal benefits such as food stamps and Medicaid, and 73 percent of refugees receive federal food stamps while nearly a quarter live in pubic housing, according to the Congressional Research Office study. Among refugees from the Middle East, the number on food stamps is even higher, at 91 percent.
Read the full article at WND.