Refugee Fact Sheet

Foreign fighters intent on violence (jihad of the sword) are NOT refugees. They are invaders posing as refugees.

A small number of foreign fighters who gain admission as “refugees” are all that is required for a “soft target” attack, like Paris.

Forged documents are easy to obtain. A reporter for the Daily Mail, Nick Fagge, was able to easily obtain a forged Syrian passport made from a genuine blank original for <$2,000 in four days, and this forgery was indistinguishable from a valid passport. Honduran authorities recently arrested 5 alleged Syrians with stolen Greek passports

FBI and Homeland Security officials admit that they have no data on many of the refugees and there is a reasonable risk of foreign fighters entering US soil posing as refugees.

The Boston Bombers (Tsarnaev brothers) were fully vetted by the US government.

The President and others claim that we must receive refugees because it is an American “value”. Where is this in The Constitution? The Oath of Office states “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic”.

President Obama stated: “When I hear political leaders suggesting that there would be a religious test for which a person who’s fleeing from a war-torn country is admitted … that’s shameful…. That’s not American. That’s not who we are. We don’t have religious tests to our compassion.” However the US Department of State says this “A refugee is someone who has fled from his or her home country and cannot return because he or she has a well-founded fear of persecution based on religion, race, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group.”

According to a CAIR exit poll of 650 Muslims in 2012, 95% of Muslim registered voters went to the polls and 86% of those voted for Obama with only 4% voting for Romney.

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain have not taken in a single refugee from Syria. Instead, they have argued that accepting large numbers of Syrians is a threat to their safety, as terrorists could be hiding within an influx of people.

The US is by far the leading supplier aid for Syrian refugees, over $4.5 Billion since 2011. The US also spends $1 billion per year with voluntary agencies (VOLAGs) to resettle refugees in the US.

It costs 20 times more to import a refugee and the help them in or near their home country.

Americans are a people of immense charity, eclipsing all other nations in the speed and degree of our willingness to help others. Like a lifeboat in a turbulent sea, we offer salvation to those in desperate need. But this largess is finite as we are but 5% of the world’s population. It is not unreasonable to imagine that there is another 5%, one in twenty that would eagerly seek refuge among us. Such an influx would overwhelm our abilities, overloading our lifeboat to the point of disaster. Lifeboats and countries must have capacity limits so that those that can be saved are saved.

Progressive Talking Points

Proponents of unrestricted refugee importation are quick to deploy the emotional arguments such as:

Widows and orphans are being persecuted and need our help.

Why are people (Republicans) afraid of widows and orphans?

Why would you turn your back and these poor refugees with only a few weeks till Christmas?

The sophistry of these talking points is stunning. Do they seriously advocate bringing Muslim children to this country so that they can celebrate the birth of Christ, an act that would get then labeled an apostate with all the ensuing terrible consequences?

People with common sense wish to prevent violent jihadists from entering this country and CREATING widows and orphans.

Making the Case – Arguments for Revisiting the Problem

Foreign fighters intent on violence (jihad of the sword) are NOT refugees. They are invaders posing as refugees.

We should all be angry that the Obama-Clinton-Kerry failed foreign policy has presided over the failure of states like Syria CAUSING the refugee situation.

It is crazy to give visas to the refugees trying to escape violence AND to those committing the violence. If we give sanctuary to a woman and her children fleeing domestic abuse, do we allow the abusive spouse access to that sanctuary?

We are concerned for the safety of the many refugees already here if we import the violence that drove them from their homes in the first place.

We have no problem helping refugees. It is the violent jihadists POSING as refugees that are the problem.

As soon as officials figure out a way to keep out the violent jihadists, the refugee programs can resume.

We should be creating safe zones in the Middle East to protect the refugees until they can return to their homes and communities.

It costs us 20 times more to import a refugee than to help them in or near their home country. It is more humanitarian to help 20 than to help one.

This administration is insisting that we discriminate against the refugees that are being directly persecuted (Christians) because of their faith.

After the attack on 9/11 we grounded ALL airplanes to be sure there were no terrorists on them. After the Paris attack it is prudent to halt importing refugees until we are sure there are no terrorists among them.

Action Items

There are several courses of action available. Some are listed here:

  1. Lobby the governor to issue an executive order that no further refugees will be allowed to settle into Idaho until the identity and intents of the prospective refugees can be established.
  2. Lobby to have your City Council, County Commissioners, or Central Committee adopt the attached (or similar) resolution.
  3. Demand that the Voluntary Organizations (VOLAGs), who are paid over $1 billion per year to resettle refugees, compensate municipalities for all additional costs attributable to hosting refugees. Refugees are under federal authority; their impact is therefore a federal responsibility.
  4. We have at hand the existence proof that the US government has abdicated (or perhaps never had) immigration authority at the municipality level vis-a-vis “sanctuary cities”. Lobby your City Council, County Commissioners and state legislatures to use similar language in “sanctuary city” ordinances to create “counterfeit refugee free zones”. When the feds then say “obey the law” we say “OK, you first”.
  5. Support Idaho’s U.S. Congressional representatives in bringing some common sense protections to the refugee problem.

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