Tennessee appeals earlier dismissal of States' Rights Refugee case

The only state in the nation to attempt to get some control back for the state when the federal government sends them refugees is appealing an earlier decision by a judge to dismiss the case. This is the latest from the Tennessean: Tennessee is appealing a federal judge’s dismissal of a lawsuit against the federal […]

Tennessee: World Relief accused of not taking care of their refugees

When refugees were initially being placed in the county where I live (now more than 10 years ago), our community’s first impression was that the ‘Christian’ resettlement agency—the Virginia Council of Churches—was basically dropping off a couple hundred refugees, placing them in deplorable housing, and then not providing them with some of their basic needs. […]

Trump may increase funding for refugees in FY18 budget…..

….but before you panic, as I did when I read Breitbart’s headline (‘Trump Budget Includes ‘Significant Funding of . . . Refugee Program’), some of the funding proposal likely involves humanitarian help abroad and development of the ‘safe zones’ (abroad!) concept. Here is Michael Patrick Leahy with an inside look at Trump Administration funding plans: […]

Tennessee files suit against federal government over cost to state of refugee program

It’s been a  long time coming, but yesterday, the State of Tennessee filed its Tenth Amendment case against the US Department of State and the Department of Health and Human Services over the issue of cost-shifting of the US Refugee Admissions Program to the states. Readers, this is big news! Here is Michael Patrick Leahy […]

Utah, Tennessee seeing cuts in budget and staff as flow of refugees to US slows; it is their own fault!

Sorry to keep repeating myself, but someone once told me people have to hear things seven times before it sinks in. One side benefit of the Trump refugee slowdown (but 50,000 isn’t that low! as I explained here) is that the public is learning that the federal refugee contractors have failed to keep their end […]

Tennessee lawsuit challenging refugee program could be filed by end of January, Kentucky may join

Faithful readers know that this is a long time in coming, but we now see movement with the legal challenge that has the best shot of success in pushing the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program toward reform. The case, to be litigated by the Thomas Moore Law Center after the Tennessee legislature voted to sue and […]

Nashville refugee/immigrant conference disrupted by protestors!

Are some starting to understand that an element of the Open Borders movement is really more concerned about cheap labor for global corporations?  That is how I read the message from protestors who stormed the stage in Nashville over the weekend. For background, you might want to read Leahy’s earlier piece about the conference in […]

We need to get rid of slippery REPUBLICAN Senators like Bob Corker (R-TN)

Don’t let letters like this one from Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee (thank God Trump did not choose him as VP) deter you. I’ve been asking all of you to write/call or whatever even if you know your US Senator or Congressmen are losers. Thanks to a reader for sending this with this comment: So […]

Big news! Tennessee AG allows 10th Amendment lawsuit to be filed against feds!

It has been a long time coming, but regular readers know that the Tennessee legislature voted earlier this year to file a lawsuit against the federal government’s refugee resettlement program being operated in the state as a so-called Wilson-Fish program. I’m not a lawyer and have no time to get into the weeds on the […]

Is your Chamber of Commerce working with the 'progressives' at Welcoming America

They apparently are in Nashville, TN according to this story at a website called ‘The New South?’ For background on ‘Welcoming America’ (click here ) for our past posts. To tell you the truth, this, to me, is one of the great mysteries of the whole refugee resettlement industry—how is it that Republicans like Paul Ryan (backed by […]