Obama THREATENING States To Admit Syrian Refugees Or Face ‘Enforcement Action’


The Obama administration is warning states that they better comply with his federal efforts to resettle Syrian refugees in communities around the U.S. or they will find their states subject to enforcement action.


Caroline May, Breitbart reported that in a letter this week, the Office of Refugee Resettlement threatens states concerned about resettling Syrians with punitive responses if they refuse to accept the refugees. ORR explains that states may not refuse ORR-funded benefits for refugees on the basis of religion and national origin.

“Accordingly, states may not categorically deny ORR-funded benefits and services to Syrian refugees,” ORR Director Robert Carey wrote in the letter. “Any state with such a policy would not be in compliance with the State Plan requirements, applicable statutes, and their own assurances, and could be subject to enforcement action, including suspension and termination.”

The agency also pointed to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibiting discrimination for federally funded assistance benefits. Refugees are immediately eligible for welfare and other benefits upon admission to the U.S.

“Thus, it is not permissible to deny federally funded benefits such as Medicaid or [Temporary Assistance for Needy Families] to refugees who otherwise meet the eligibilities requirements,” the letter reads. “ORR is committed to ensuring that all refugees receive assistance and services vital to achieving their potential in the United States and becoming self-sufficient, integrated members of our communities.”

ORR acknowledged in its letter the concerns dozens of governors and lawmakers have raised about the potential for terrorist to infiltrate the refugee process, be placed in their states, and threaten their constituents.

“ORR is aware that state and local leaders, including some governors, have expressed concern about the resettlement of Syrian refugees in their states. In light go these concerns, we note that the resettlement process begins with the work of our federal agency partners in screening and vetting refugees,” Carey wrote.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) slammed the Obama administration for its aggressive stance toward concerned states.

“While the United States has the most generous refugee system in the world, the American people are rightly concerned about admitting Syrian refugees and the impact it would have on the safety of their families and neighbors,” Goodlatte said in a statement. “In light of these concerns, the majority of state governors have taken positions that reflect the views of their residents.”

He further criticized the administration as “hypocritical” for threatening states that might not comply with refugee resettlement while turning a blind eye to sanctuary cities — that refuse to cooperate with immigration enforcement.

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  1. Obama lost any right to subject US to ANY of his actions with immigration when he illegally decided to quit enforcing immigration laws. Send ICE to come pick up the illegal aliens from our communities first, then we’ll talk about “refugees.”

  2. Hussein purged the top brass of the military to coup-proof his presidency. If something bad happens to me, that means I speculated correctly.

  3. Hussein has purrged the top brass of the military to coup-proof his praesidiumcy. If something bad happens to me, that means that I have speculated correctly in public some time in the past.

  4. The keywords in the law stated in above article are ” becoming self sufficient INTEGRATED members of our communities.” If there is one thing that is not happening it is integrating with our melting pot style. They come here and set up their own communities. Wanting sharia law and for us to change our ways to suit them. If you come here you must follow our laws and our ways not you come here and tell us how we are going to change for you.

  5. There was a war fought about the Federal Government trying to force states to do something from 1861-1865 – it’s looking like history is going to repeat itself, and this time I predict the outcome will be very different as a LOT of people are fed up with the morons in DC.

  6. Yo, idiot in OUR WH. Yeah, YOU Obama! I’m gonna talk to you in a way that you may be able to understand. If not, get it translated by some of thug cronies. I’ve had about all I’m gonna stomach from you. I don’t know who you think you are but buddy you ain’t shit. First you have broken our laws so many times you need YOUR backside tossed -not in jail – out of the country. You are not a president. You never had what it takes. You don’t even know how many states there are you phony. You think you are a king? You are going to deny us OUR own money so you can give it to these fake refugees. I’m not buying the lies your selling. There are many of us that know WHO and WHAT you are. You’ve already broken our laws by letting your scummy, child molesting extended family in our country. Don’t worry. Karma is a good friend. When you get yours, and it will happen, don’t think for a moment it won’t because like I said, Karma has a way of takin’ care of it’s own. And you will NEVER be the supreme ruler here. Hell, Valerie has more strength than you do and pulls your strings on a daily basis, you ineffectual eunich!


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