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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Isn’t there something wrong about the President expressing a position about a legal matter that hasn’t been fully decided in the courts? It’s like he’s telling corrupted judges how to rule on the issue.
obama now owns any deaths done by muslim refugees he let into the country
Bammy should stuff a joint back in his pie hole and sit back down, he embarasses himself daily at this stage of his reign.
Sometimes I wonder if he has much of a grip on reality at this point.
Never bring a lawyer to a gun fight. Your bluff will be called every time.
Those "charities" get some heavy duty Federal Funding. They aren't the people funded entities they would have those who do donate believe.
How about “yellow feather” for him?
It is illegal for the pud Obutthole to make immigration law. He should be ignored by states.
No federal funding? Have my employer to stop fed taxes for me. I will do it on my own.
Somewhere along my lifeline, I got the impression that the white feather was more insulting than the yellow feather.
It would be an interesting topic perhaps but being an open board, some college kid might wander from his safe corral and read it...
Wouldn’t want FR showing up on the nightly thingy being accused of shutting down the higher education system.
What the states should say to Obama: “Bite me Muslim-boy!”
“States to Obama: So what, you never follow the law, why should we?”
Hussein’s little tirades are the fumblings and graspings of a lame duck fascist.
He will eventually lose this battle. Big.
Oh, kinda like sanctuary cities?
The problem is that if a state refuses to accept Federal money for refugee resettlement, the Feds can just give that money to an NGO for the same purpose. And the Feds give the refugee legal status in the US.
States can require their local businesses to register their federal taxes in trust to the state.
The Feds have the power to bring them here. They do NOT have the power to force states to take them in. If all fifty states refuse, there is still plenty of Federal territory (DC included). Sorry, King Bammy, but your pronouncements are once again utterly incorrect.
He forgot to remind those states they are racist for doing so.
This Texan says “Yo, ‘Bama! Go **** yourself!”
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