Americans are starting to melt down phone lines in Washington, D.C., as backlash explodes against President Obama’s migrant resettlement program.
People are flooding social media to encourage Americans to call their congressional representatives to stop the resettlement of Middle Eastern migrants after government officials and contractors admitted the migrants cannot be tracked or vetted properly.
“Call your congressperson now and demand defunding Obama’s Syrian refugee plan,” one tweet of many states.
Rep Brian Bapin (R) Asks you to Call your congressperson now and demand defunding Obama’s Syrian Refugee plan! Rand… https://t.co/VVSlO1tx17
— FTSN (@fightingtyranny) November 16, 2015
— Citizen Kate (@trumpettes16) November 17, 2015
Rep Brian Bapin (R) Asks you to Call your congressperson now and demand defunding Obama's Syrian Refugee plan! https://t.co/SMtFL06KyR
— ⚡Earthquake'Kelly Rune'Shine ⚡ (@IttyBittyBettie) November 17, 2015
The White House announced it was still accepting at least 10,000 migrants over the next year despite the Paris attacks.
Nearly 80% of states receiving the most migrants have GOP upper house majorities, as we reported in Sept.
Of the 19 states that took in the most refugees per capita in 2013 and 2014, 15 have upper house legislatures dominated by Republicans.
In comparison, only three of the 19 states are Democratic and another state, Nebraska, has a nonpartisan legislature but is considered a ‘red state’ in presidential elections.
“We have very robust vetting procedures for those refugees,” Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes claimed. “It involves our intelligence community, our National Counterterrorism Center, extensive interviews, vetting them against all the available information.”
But the FBI already admitted the U.S. can’t vet all the migrants for terror ties.
“We can only query against that which we have collected,” FBI director James Comey told a House committee on Oct. 21. “And so if someone has never made a ripple in the pond in Syria in a way that would get their identity or their interest reflected in our database, we can query our database until the cows come home, but there will be nothing show up because we have no record of them.”
And just recently, a Syrian migrant who was relocated to Louisiana went missing, but the group accommodating him admitted it doesn’t track the migrants.
“WBRZ has learned Catholic Charities helped the refugee who settled in Baton Rouge, but said the immigrant left for another state after a couple of days, and they don’t know where the refugee went since they don’t track them,” the Baton Rouge-based news station reported.
House Republicans want to block federal funding for resettling Syrian refugees until better procedures are implemented to track and vet migrants.
“The growing momentum behind new legislation [to stop the funding], still being drafted, sets up a future clash between the White House and Congress as the Obama administration seeks to offer residency to 10,000 Syrian refugees who currently live outside the conflict zone,” Foreign Policy reported.