Skip to comments.Obama: It's illegal for states to refuse Syrian refugees
Posted on 11/25/2015 9:47:11 PM PST by Eleutheria5
The Obama administration on Wednesday reminded state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees, reports The Associated Press (AP).
The reminder from the White House came amid a growing controversy over the plan to accept Syrian refugees, in the wake of the discovery of a Syrian passport near the body of one assailant in the Paris attacks.
No less than 24 states announced earlier this week they would block the program to resettle Syrian migrants within their borders, though White House officials defended the current refugee program.
Later, the House of Representatives approved a resolution which aims to block administration plans to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees in the coming year. President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the legislation.
On Wednesday, the Office of Refugee Resettlement said in a letter to state resettlement officials that states may not deny benefits and services to refugees based on a refugee's country of origin or religious affiliation.
States that do not comply with the requirement would be breaking the law and could be subject to enforcement action, including suspension or termination of the federally funded program, according to the letter, signed by the director of the federal resettlement office, Robert Carey, and quoted by AP.
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Would it be rude to remind der leader that he is not the king.
Two problems for Obama. First, this syrian refugee thing wasn't directed by congress which is who the SCOTUS explicitly stated were the ones vested with the power to set said policy. Secondly, the immigration policies in recent years are anything but consistent and hence an argument can be made that since the feds have failed to create and maintain a consistent, coherent policy the states may.
States that do not comply with the requirement would be breaking the law and could be subject to enforcement action, including suspension or termination of the federally funded program, according to the letter, signed by the director of the federal resettlement office, Robert Carey, and quoted by AP.>>>>
big deal pull funding for a program that the states don’t want to do. wow wish i could do that kind of threat at work.
States to Obama: So what, you never follow the law, why should we?
Funny how this deash bag finds the courage to utter the words illegal...
He(?) reminds me of the males who get degraded at work and come home and beat up on the wife and kids
States, do as you will. Eff the Feds. Time for an all-out hot shooting war.
Do you know how many MILLIONS will join you?
States can require their local businesses to register their federal taxes in trust to the state. They can then start a lengthy legal process that requires months of lawyering in Federal Court.
Meanwhile all withholding taxes are outside the jurisdiction of the Federal Government. Pay your bills now Obama!
Since when has the PECKERWOOD in CHIEF cared about what the laws say?
ATTN GOVERNORS. Just hold a press conference. Say no it isn’t. Point out how he was never a law professor. He HATES that. Laugh at him.
Have a little fun. He’s gonna be gone in 14 months. Live a little!
This from the clown who just appealed to the Supreme Court asserting that he doesn’t have to comply with federal immigration law.
Prosecute me baby
What’s he gonna do to the states if the states sends all the refugees to DC?
That’d be great! lol
The poster boy of pick-and-choose law enforcement speaks!
When did anything ever become “illegal” in Barry’s “fundamentally transformed” United States. His letting illegal alien invaders enter the country unchallenged is what is illegal. KMA Obama!!!
You mean if we refuse to take the refugees the Feds will cancel the refugee program in our state?
Why didnt we do this yesterday?
Put them in camps, directly. High security ones.
Just because they take them doesn’t mean they have to comfy.
it is illegal for him to do end runs around congress- so what’s his point? His illegal activities aren’t as bad as state’s ‘illegal’ activities
[[Two problems for Obama. First, this syrian refugee thing wasn’t directed by congress which is who the SCOTUS explicitly stated were the ones vested with the power to set said policy.]]
That’s not a problem for king tut- the rule of law doesn’t apply to him
I seem to recall a situation in the past where the federal government passed a law and states refused to comply and banded together in a coalition refusing to comply- and the government had to back away fro m the law because they couldn’t really enforce it-
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