While millions of people tuned in to watch the Vice President debate Tuesday night there was something else going on that is going unnoticed. The Obama administration is working on a plan to allow Americans to “adopt-a-refugee” as a way to increase the number of refugees we are accepting.
From Dennis Michael Lynch
As a way to “crack open a new funding source,” the State Department is considering another idea – a pilot program that would allow American citizens to sponsor a refugee “from their country of choice” by paying for resettlement costs, including airfare, housing, clothing, and food, Bloomberg reports.
“It puts Americans in the driver’s seat,” said Matthew La Corte, policy analyst at the Niskanen Center, a Washington-based libertarian think tank that was an early supporter of the program. “It allows them to say ‘I have a spare bedroom. I was thinking of buying a new car but I’ll instead take that $10,000 and put it toward bringing a Syrian refugee over.”‘
Obama’s announcement that he will be increasing the number of refugees from 85,000 to 110,000 for fiscal year 2017 has been met with strong opposition, and Congress has already introduced bills to restrict funding of the program. Congress had set aside $3.1 billion for the refugee resettlement program for fiscal year 2016.
Last month, Senator Jeff Sessions stated, “The American people do not support these radical plans, which amount to a complete betrayal from their leaders in Washington.
Apparently, the Obama administration can’t open their eyes wide enough to see what is happening in other countries who are allowing refugees to flood in.
Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel has openly admitted allowing refugees into the country was a big mistake and she is already drastically reducing the number they are accepting going forward.
Should we help refugees? Absolutely, but the way the Obama administration is going about it is all wrong. This new idea he has is going to be absolutely disastrous, but don’t expect democrats to listen… they never do.
H/T: Proud Cons