… IT’S NOT JUST THE COST YOU SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT
|| By FITSNEWS || As the refugee resettlement debate in Spartanburg, S.C. heats up (again), questions are being raised not only about the costs of the program – but about the safety of the communities “welcoming” these foreign immigrants under the guise of Christian charity.
Ever since we broke this story back in April, our website has been consistent: We oppose these resettlements.
“We explicitly reject the use of federal tax dollars – routed through liberal foundations – to impose long-term obligations on South Carolina taxpayers,” we re-affirmed this week. “If faith-based organizations wish to host legal immigrants on their own dime, that’s great – but their activities cannot be subsidized by government revenue. Nor can they be permitted to impose affirmative new obligations on already over-taxed citizens.”
Unfortunately, such obligations are being imposed on South Carolinians right now thanks to the administration of governor Nikki Haley – who supports these refugee resettlements. In fact Haley is reportedly on board with a plan to double the number of incoming refugees to the South Carolina Upstate next year – ostensibly in the name of Christian compassion.
So to recap: Already overburdened Palmetto taxpayers will be forced to provide for these refugees (with state funds) after liberal “philanthropic” organizations received federal tax dollars to bring them here.
Make sense? Of course not …
America simply cannot afford that. And South Carolina certainly can’t afford it …
But this issue isn’t just about new taxpayer obligations – it’s also about public safety.
To wit: The brutal murder of Portland, Maine health care worker Freddy Akoa, a Christian who police say was beaten to death earlier this month by three Muslim refugees – Mohamud Mohamed, 36, Osman Sheikh, 31, and Abil Teshome, 23.
Akoa’s death is described in gruesome detail in this World Net Daily report, right down to the “22 rib fractures,” “lacerated liver” and “blood-spattered Bible … found lying next to his head.”
Wait, though … these are Somali refugees, right? Aren’t the ones coming to South Carolina supposed to be from Syria?
Yes … but …
An estimated 1,100 Somali refugees have been resettled in Portland over the last thirteen years – part of a whopping 110,000 Somali refugees sent to America under the auspices of the U.S. State Department and the United Nations over that same time period. And the influx is ongoing – with an estimated 600 to 800 Somali immigrants arriving in America every month under “humanitarian” scams like the one being perpetrated in Spartanburg.
One U.S. congressman – Brian Babin of Texas – has called for a halt to the resettlements. Earlier this year Babin introduced legislation – the “Resettlement Accountability National Security Act of 2015” – which would suspend the program pending a review of its costs and its impact on national security.
So far not a single U.S. Representative has co-sponsored Babin’s bill …
Supporters of the resettlement programs claim the effort is being led (and funded) by evangelicals, but as noted in our original report this spring “previous resettlement campaigns couched as ‘evangelical’ efforts have in reality been front groups for liberal campaigns like the National Immigration Forum – a group that’s received funding from organizations affiliated with billionaire liberal financier George Soros.”
Also these “non-profit” organizations – including the World Relief group orchestrating the South Carolina resettlements – receive the majority of their funding from the federal government.
Our guess? “Christians” wouldn’t be so quick to support these programs if they knew the truth …