Before the start of the 2017 fiscal year, Obama bum-rushed 12,571 Syrian refugees into the United States, far exceeding the originally stated goal of 10,000 for the year. This is despite the almost overwhelming majority of voters who do not want refugees in this country.
President Obama will remain in office for three more months, and if Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is elected she has vowed to follow in Obama’s footsteps and increase the number of arriving refugees from 10,000 annually to 65,000 each year. (Breitbart.com)
If the Obama administration continues to bring in Syrian refugees in at the current rate he is going at, the total number of arrivals for the Middle Eastern country will exceed 21,000 people.
More than 99 percent of Syrians are Muslims, less than one percent make up the other faiths.
One resettlement agency official stated that he expects Obama will bring in between 20,000 and 30,000 Syrian refugees by the end of his term. These agencies receive more than $1 billion from the federal government to resettle these immigrants.
Meaning our tax dollars are being used to find homes for these people that we didn’t want here in the first place; we gave our opinion to Obama, he ignored it, and now we have to pay for it.
The news of this increase in refugees comes one day after an Obama administration official testified before Congress that, “We anticipate that [the number of Syrian refugees arriving in FY 2017] will be above 12,500 but I don’t have a number other than that.”
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says that he wants to reduce the number of refugees arriving in this country, and pause the arrival specifically on Syrian refugees.
On Wednesday, Congress passed a stop gap spending measure that keeps the federal government operating from October 1 to December 9. It was not clear what funding level was included in that temporary spending measure for arriving refugees.
In FY 2015, 70,000 refugees arrived in the US. In 2016, 84,870 have arrived. At this rate, it is suggested that 145,000 refugees will arrive in the US in FY 2017.
The Obama administration proposed allowing 110,000 refugees into the US in FY 2017, and resettlement agencies lobbied for 200,000.
The top 10 states for refugee’s arrivals in FY 2016 include: California (1,438), Michigan (1,374), Texas (912), Arizona (833), Pennsylvania (745), Illinois (727), Florida (642), New York (637), North Carolina (603), and Ohio (504).
Oakland County, Michigan received 481 Syrian refugees in FY 2016, more than 40 states. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson intends to sue the federal government to stop the resettlement of refugees on the grounds that they has failed to comply with the consultation clause of the Refugee Act of 1980.
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