oped: Did you teach Barry Barack Hussein Soetoro Davis Obama or whatever his real name is this nonsense or did he fail US Constitution 101? I mean like we are a Republic 'The United States of America'..not a totalitarian Federalist State!
Obama Just Sent MAJOR Threat To Every US State That Won’t Take Syrian Refugees
Reactions from House Republicans was swift and furious...
The Obama Administration is issuing a showdown with states that are refusing to accept Syrian refugees. The administration sent a letter telling states they would be subject to enforcement action if they do not comply with federal plans to import thousands of refugees to the United States over the next few years.“Any state with such a policy would not be in compliance with the State Plan requirements, applicable statutes, and their own assurances, and could be subject to enforcement action, including suspension and termination,” the letter stated.
More than 24 governors have come out publicly in recent weeks stating that Syrian refugees would not be welcomed in their states. The governors cite security concerns stemming out of the Nov. 13 terrorist attack in Paris. Many state officials are also concerned about the vetting process for refugees and fear ISIS militants could come to the U.S. as part of the refugee groups.
For states, the issue is as much about money, specifically allowing benefit payments administered by the states, as actual residency. The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) sent the letter to state resettlement officials stating that states can’t deny benefits and services to the refugees. It quoted the 1964 Civil Rights Act that prohibits discrimination and said that state officials can’t take it upon themselves to deny programs approved by the federal government.
“Thus, it is not permissible to deny federally funded benefits such as Medicaid or TANF to refugees who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements,” the ORR letter states.