Poll: Majority of Evangelical Christians want LEGAL immigration numbers reduced

NumbersUSA is reporting on a poll released in Nashville today at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention. (Hat tip: Robin)

A brand new national poll of only evangelical Christians finds that they are deeply compassionate when it comes to immigration policy but not in the way the news media have been reporting because of a well-funded public relations campaign by a few dozen pro-amnesty religious leaders.  [Some of those pro-amnesty religious leaders are included in this list of refugee contractors.—ed]

Released today here in Nashville at the National Religious Broadcasters giant annual convention, the poll found that most evangelicals are deeply concerned about unemployed and struggling low-paid American workers, particularly Black and Hispanic Americans who have the highest jobless and poverty rates.  And most evangelicals want an immigration system that protects their ability to work and support themselves.

Read the results on illegal immigration, and then this is what interested me the most.

The poll [Pulse Opinion Survey] found even less support for increasing legal immigration:

* only 8% of evangelicals supported doubling legal immigration and 14% favored keeping it at the current 1 million a year,

* 64% said immigration should be cut at least to 500,000 a year, with half of all evangelicals supporting a limit of no more than 100,000 a year,

* 29% said legal immigration should be reduced to zero.

If you have never watched NumbersUSA’s youtube presentation —Immigration by the numbers—take ten minutes and watch it now by clicking here.

Georgia a “pocket of resistance” in the land of Jimmy Carter

Update:  Website for Refugee Resettlement Relief is here.

Last week we told you about Amarillo, TX and the mayor’s plea to STOP THE FLOW OF REFUGEES!  Now, here is an op-ed from Joe Newton of ‘Citizens for Refugee Resettlement Relief’ in Georgia. From the Marietta Daily Journal:

Joe Newton, chairman, Citizens for Refugee Resettlement Relief in Georgia

Thirty-four years ago, President Jimmy Carter — grandfather of Georgia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter — signed into law the Refugee Resettlement Act. This well-intentioned and costly law, however, is outdated and must be drastically overhauled.

According to Newton, 66,000 refugees have been resettled in Georgia.  Wyoming are you listening!

In 2010 the welfare cost to Georgians was $17 million, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Counties chipped in $4 million of your money — most of which came from your property taxes. The federal government pays most of the cost for 90 days, and then Georgians absorb the welfare cost in perpetuity. Estimates show that the Georgia welfare cost is now approaching $40 million annually and rising exponentially.

Because of this program, DeKalb County schools must provide costly instruction in over 100 languages. Cobb schools also have to grapple with this growing language burden.

To his credit, Gov. Nathan Deal asked the State Department to stop sending more refugees to Georgia — and it has so far complied. But that is only a temporary solution.

The bottom line: Georgia does not have to participate. It doesn’t have to accept the federal money. Research shows that if a state legislature cuts off the money, these people move to another state.  [Wyoming!–ed]

We have long suspected that the employment numbers the contractors supply for refugees are bogus.  Because the contractor is expected to find employment for the refugees it resettles by a certain date, they find anything they can possibly find for the poor refugee even if he/she quits it a few months down the road.  Here is what Newton says:

Also, according to HHS, of the Georgia refugees who do want to work only 40 percent are still working after 90 days. At the end of a year, only 18 percent still work and there is a rapid drop-off soon thereafter.

This is an entirely new welfare class we are creating to the detriment of our state and culture.

Jason Carter—it is granddaddy’s legacy:

It is noteworthy, by the way, that state Sen. Jason Carter has never made any effort to try to reduce or eliminate this program even though it is overburdening his DeKalb County constituency. In fact, he supports it as part of his grandfather’s “legacy.”

Democrats joined the Republican governor to temporarily stem this refugee tide into our state. But why doesn’t the General Assembly just simply end this refugee racket by cutting off the money flow?

I wonder if the Republican Governor of Georgia could have a chat with the Republican Governor of Wyoming who wrote to Washington to ask for refugees!

Just a reminder:  If it were true that refugees brought economic prosperity to cities, as David Lubell and his “Welcoming America” PR campaign says, then DeKalb County and the state of Georgia would be begging for more, not less!

Folks, the US State Department is running out of “welcoming” places to drop-off the thousands of refugees and the new asylum seekers/asylees entering the US each month.

More from Gates of Vienna on still unexplained Minneapolis Somali explosion/fire

And, LOL!, a question for the Minnesota Republican Party?  Do you know who your neighbors are?

MN GOP moved to be in the “middle of every day Minnesotans!”

From GOV (which has continued to investigate the suspicious explosion/fire on New Years Day and might be considered the lead ‘agency’ on the investigation!):

On New Year’s Day 2014 a powerful explosion and fire occurred at 514 Cedar Avenue South in Minneapolis, in a predominantly Somali neighborhood of the city.

The building was gutted by the blaze. Two bodies were found in the rubble, and fourteen people were hospitalized, one of whom died later. Within 72 hours, the building had been pulled down into a heap of rubble by a backhoe.

Two days after the blast, before any real investigation occurred — which could never be conducted, anyway, with the potential crime scene destroyed — Greg Boosalis, the supervisory special agent with the FBI in Minneapolis, told the press that there was “no evidence of terrorist activity”.

Ever since that day I have been asking the question: How did the FBI know there was no terrorist activity without examining the scene of the explosion?

The question becomes even more urgent with the emergence of the latest wrinkle in the case.

Read the incredible paper trail from Europe, to the Middle East, to Somalia and back involving Somali Garad K. Nor.

Then this!  Republicans move into office suite down the hall from Nor’s Tawakal Money Express and the “every day Minnesotans!”

Since being listed as a terrorism-associate by the U.S. Treasury and the European Commission, Garad K. Nor has managed to clear his name. A press release issued in 2012 says the President and CEO of Tawakal Money Express successfully completed a four-day training workshop (teleconferenced from Somalia) for its staff and agents regarding procedures for complying with anti-money laundering regulations in the USA. Tawakal Money Express, a franchise of the Tawakal Express global enterprise, is located at… 2200 E Franklin Ave, #204.

To reiterate: that’s the same location as the offices of Wadani Properties, the company that owned and managed the exploded building at 514 Cedar Avenue South.

As a final irony, the Minnesota Republican Party has just moved its headquarters to the same address, 2200 E Franklin, Suite #201.


All of our previous posts on the Somali fire/explosion may be found by clicking here.

Be sure to read ‘Why so many Somalis in Minneapolis’ where a reader tells us about the Seward neighborhood.