In our previous post, Refugee Act of 1980–a rogue’s gallery, Sen. Joe Biden is listed as one of the original co-sponsors of the bill that set up the whole Refugee Resettlement program. As a matter of fact, he is one of three original sponsors still in the Senate and now a Presidential candidate.
So, Joe, how come Delaware doesn’t have many refugees? According to the latest figures in the 2005 ORR Annual Report to Congress, Delaware has only resettled 747 refugees since 1983. Compare this to another small state next door, Maryland, where over 30,000 refugees have been resettled in the same time period. Just makes you wonder.
For those of our readers who want to understand how we got to this place with Refugee Resettlement, and how the volags got their hands in the taxpayers’ pockets, do a little research on the Refugee Act of 1980. You gotta laugh! Look at the rogues gallery of Senate Sponsors and Co-sponsors. And, by the way, the bill was signed into law by Jimmy Carter on April Fools Day 1980. I think it’s time for a review of the law, don’t you?
Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) was the chief sponsor!
COSPONSORS(14), ALPHABETICAL (Sort: by date)
|Sen Biden, Joseph R., Jr. [DE] – 1/3/1979
||Sen Boschwitz, Rudy [MN] – 1/3/1979
|Sen Hatfield, Mark O. [OR] – 1/3/1979
||Sen Javits, Jacob K. [NY] – 1/3/1979
|Sen Levin, Carl [MI] – 1/3/1979
||Sen McGovern, George [SD] – 1/3/1979
|Sen Moynihan, Daniel Patrick [NY] – 1/3/1979
||Sen Pell, Claiborne [RI] – 1/3/1979
|Sen Randolph, Jennings [WV] – 1/3/1979
||Sen Ribicoff, Abraham A. [CT] – 1/3/1979
|Sen Riegle, Donald W., Jr. [MI] – 1/3/1979
||Sen Sarbanes, Paul S. [MD] – 1/3/1979
|Sen Tsongas, Paul E. [MA] – 1/3/1979
||Sen Williams, Harrison A., Jr. [NJ] – 1/3/1979