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Get Judges And Private Organizations Out Of Refugee Resettlement

The news that federal District Court judge Theodore Chuang of Maryland is considering whether he should order President Donald Trump to double the annual inflow of refugees up to 100,000 per year prompts us to renew 10th Amendmentour call for Judge Chuang’s impeachment for overstepping his authority.

As our friend Neil Munro wrote for Breitbart, the judge revealed his proposal in a footnote in his March 15 decision where he denounced Trump’s reformist Executive Orders, which sharply curbs the inflow of refugees from war-torn Islamic countries. The judge’s footnote declared:

On February 22, 2017, Plaintiffs filed a Motion for a Preliminary Injunction of S 5(d) of the Executive Order, ECF No. 64, requesting that the Court enjoin a specific provision of the First Executive Order. With the agreement of the parties, the Court set a briefing and hearing schedule extending to March 28, 2017. The Court will resolve that Motion, which the parties have agreed should be construed to apply to the successor provision of the Second Executive Order, in accordance with the previously established schedule.

The language targeted by the judge is in Trump’s first version of the Executive Order, the Jan. 27 E.O. 13769, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” The language announced the government’s intention to halve the annual inflow of refugees from the 100,000 level sought by former President Barack Obama

The notion that an unelected federal judge could order the President and Congress to admit a given number of foreigners and order the States to support them with welfare and education benefits defies so many constitutional limits that it is hard to even begin to count them.

However, certainly first among the violations would be the U.S. Constitution’s Spending Clause and the 10th Amendment, and the Federal District Court of Maryland isn’t the only jurisdiction where these issues are being litigated.

The Thomas More Law Center has initiated a federal lawsuit on behalf of the Tennessee General Assembly. The suit charges that the government is violating both the U.S. Constitution’s Spending Clause and the 10th Amendment by forcing Tennessee to cover the costs of refugee resettlement in the state even though Tennessee dropped out of the program in 2008.

As our friend Jim Simpson noted in a recent article for the Daily Caller, states have long been force-fed refugees by private entities acting on behalf of the federal government.

Simpson pointed out that under the 1980 Refugee Act, the federal government promised to provide 100 percent of the state share of refugee cash and medical welfare costs for the first 36 months of their resettlement. That constituted a significant savings for participating states, especially considering that refugees use welfare at very high rates. However, by 1991 the feds had stopped reimbursing states altogether. The refugee program has become an unfunded mandate.

Adding insult to injury, says Simpson, starting in 1995, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), began assigning a private refugee resettlement contractor (called Voluntary Agency or VOLAG) to keep the resettlement program running in states that drop out. This would ensure a continual flow of refugees to the state.

In addition to welfare, refugees bring significant other costs, including interpreters, English classes for students, medical and other services.

For example, Simpson cited Amarillo, Texas Mayor Paul Harpole who complained, “We have 660 (refugee) kids who don’t speak English and the U.S. Department of Education says they have to be at grade level within one year. It’s a ludicrous requirement — they don’t even know how to use the bathroom.”

Amarillo received $100 per student from the feds to accomplish this goal, whereas thirty days of tutoring cost $1,300 per student. “We’ve been a giving community,” Harpole said, “and it’s a huge disservice to bring in refugees in numbers that we’re not able to handle…”

Simpson also cited Manchester, New Hampshire Mayor Ted Gatsas who has repeatedly requested a moratorium on refugee resettlement. “I think at last check we had something like 82 languages represented at Central High School,” he said.

Unsurprisingly, Manchester’s school ratings now rank second to last in the state.

Here’s how it works: The U.S. government pays VOLAGs by the head to resettle refugees. The Government Accountability Office found that this gives VOLAGs a strong incentive to maintain or increase the flow of refugees. Local leaders complain that VOLAGs ignore community concerns and continue to resettle refugees in their communities even when asked to stop.

This tendency is magnified when states drop out says Simpson because the VOLAG runs the entire program without any input or oversight from the state. Tennessee left the program effective June 2008. After 2008, the number of refugees admitted annually more than doubled.

Jim Simpson says there has been a groundswell throughout our country demanding change. The TMLC lawsuit should be in a good position to win this case, but with activist jurists making ever more politically motivated decisions, nothing is certain – witness the case before Judge Chuang in Maryland as an example.

Ultimately it will fall to Congress to reform refugee resettlement. As it stands, the program is an unfunded mandate that places unelected, unaccountable, financially motivated, private organizations in the position of imposing ever-increasing costs on states and local communities that have no say in the outcome says Simpson.

It is now budget season in Congress. We urge CHQ readers to contact their Representative and Senators (the Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) tell them President Trump is right, there should be a pause in refugee resettlement and the only way to do that is to defund the VOLAGs and remove the financial incentive behind this outrageous and unconstitutional devolution of federal government power to private entities.

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Impeachment of Judges

This has to stop, from law enforcement officers who refuse to follow their oath of office, to mayor and governor who refuse to comply with federal laws and now judges who are making law based on their personal feelings. Liberals' voice are being heard throughout the nation because they are loud, committing crimes and supported by the liberal fake news media. It is time we who support President Trump make our voices heard. At this website,, there is a petition to impeach Judge Robart.  I encourage you to sign it and use every opportunity to make your voice heard.

Refugee Resettlement

These Volga's have become to powerful and have total disregard for the state. This seems to be a direct violation of state's rights. It also appears that these Volga's punish states that do not have any to work with them, as in the case of Tennessee. That in turns puts undue burdens on states like Tennessee. I think the whole immigration program needs to be put on hold while the program will s reveamped. I think STATES gave a right to refuse the excessive burdens these immigrants place on all the services of their cities and states.


Time to judge the judges. "We The People"

No More

No Refugees, None! We have enough damned Leeches sucking the life out of our Nation, and DEMANDING that We Cater to Them! Ruk All of 'em Dead!