House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul introduces bill to restrain Obama on Syrian refugee resettlement

Too much is happening at once!  It turns out that just as we were reporting that House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) was signing on to the Babin bill, he was introducing a bill of his own.

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Of all the countries where refugees are processed in to America, Turkey is the 6th largest sending location in the world. How can we be sure they are being properly screened? See processing country  by going here and then scroll to ‘processing country’ map:

Thanks to Suzanne for spotting this press release from Friday.  It is too soon to know what this means, however, it appears to be headed for the House Judiciary Committee (Goodlatte and Gowdy).  
So far we have not heard a word from that committee since the “consultation” with Sec. of State Kerry was held about ten days ago on the President’s ambitious plan to bring thousands of mostly Muslim Syrian refugees into the US starting on October 1.
I’m wondering if a bill like this could be added to something already headed to the House floor?
Here is the full press release from McCaul on Friday.  Hopefully we will know more tomorrow.

McCaul Introduces Bill to Give Congress Oversight of Syrian Refugee Resettlement Program

WASHINGTON, DC– Today, Congressman Michael McCaul, Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, introduced the Refugee Resettlement Oversight and Security Act. If enacted into law, this legislation would give the American people’s representatives the chance to vote up or down on the President’s plan to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States and improve the security vetting process. Specifically, this bill will:

~Require affirmative approval by both the House and Senate before any refugees are admitted to the U.S.

~Allow Congress to block any inadequate refugee resettlement plan put forward by the President.

~Require the Administration, when considering the admission of refugees from Iraq and Syria, to prioritize the resettlement of oppressed religious minorities.

~Ensure DHS, in coordination with DNI and FBI, provides new security assurances before admitting refugees into the country and for the Governmental Accountability Office to conduct a sweeping review of security gaps in the current refugee screening process.

McCaul: “Many Americans are understandably concerned about the threat posed by inadequate security screening procedures for refugee seeking entry into the United States. ISIS themselves have stated their intention to take advantage of the crisis to infiltrate the west. We have to take this threat seriously.

This bill will rein in the Administration’s refugee resettlement plans and give Congress more control over the process by requiring the Administration to get affirmative approval from Congress through the enactment of a joint resolution before any refugees may be admitted into the United States.

These important security updates to the refugee process are necessary for not only the security of the United States, but for the safety of the refugees.”


Kerry now says 85,000 total refugees for FY2016; Hillary still wants 65,000 Syrian Muslims

That 85,000 number (from all refugee sending countries) is 15,000 over what the Obama Administration has been asking for (and mostly gotten) in each of his previous years in office.
This new number is also higher than the one previously mentioned, so will Kerry now return to the Senate and House Judiciary Committees for further legally required “consultations?”
(Go here to see Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Grassley’s letter to Kerry in which Grassley references only a 5,000 increase in the numbers just ten days ago.)

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Kerry and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. I wonder if Kerry told the House and Senate Committee Chairmen before he told the Germans?

From NBC News (hat tip: Julia):

The U.S. is offering new details about its plan to ease the Syrian refugee crisis by significantly increasing the number of worldwide refugees it will take in over the next two years.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. will accept 85,000 refugees from around the world next year, up from 70,000, and the number will rise to 100,000 in 2017.

Aides to Kerry say that many, though not all, of the additional refugees would be Syrian.

Here again for those who doubt me:  The UN is picking our refugees!

The migrants would be referred by the United Nations, screened by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and resettled around America.

Kerry made the announcement Sunday during a visit to Berlin after meeting with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier to discuss the mass migration of Syrians fleeing their civil war.

Here’s Hillary!

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton said Sunday on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” that as many as 65,000 Syrian refugees should be taken in.  [Does Hillary know that 95% are Muslims?—ed]

House and Senate Judiciary Chairmen now should call Kerry for an on-the-record “consultation,” not one of those behind closed door deals they have been having!


RRW Weekly roundup for week ending Sept. 19, 2015

First I want to thank the RCUSA, the federal refugee contractors and all of those making a living in (or off of!) the refugee industry, you have succeeded in drawing national attention to the enormous costs, the secrecy and the decisions about how refugees (who will come to the US permanently) are selected by your demand that the US admit 65,000-100,000 Syrian refugees (95% so far Muslims) to America in the next year.
By your blatant greediness (more refugees = more money and more power for you), you are now galvanizing the American public (people who for 35 years didn’t know what you were doing) into action.  Citizens are researching, organizing, calling on legislators and reading RRW because they don’t want to see America changed by you, by changing the people!
Our readership has virtually doubled since Labor Day as a result of the growing demand for information. If things continue as they are we might triple our readership by the end of the month!

For grassroots!

For all of the grassroots activists getting to work where you live, this movement, whatever you want to call it, is young and there are many of you searching for a place in it.
I want to say first and foremost that there are several national groups getting to work and each has a slightly different strategy about how they would like to proceed.  There is no one national leader telling everyone what to do, nor should there be in my opinion.  And, most importantly, there is no right single strategy, at this time, to solve the problem.  We are still at the stage of bringing the issue to local, state and national attention.
Each national group, and each local group must proceed in a way that suits their members and their location in the country (states vary in how the refugee program is run) using the particular talents they have available to them.
If anyone would like to help plan a national strategy by writing a one-pager with your ideas, I promise to forward it to leading activists in the groups listed below (send to my e-mail with a subject line: my strategy suggestions).
It is my opinion that on the national level at this time (there are no other bills anyway!) the bill introduced by Rep. Brian Babin (now co-sponsored by 10 other Members of Congress) is a good vehicle to rally national attention.  There will also be additional rallying efforts soon to try to bring national attention to the potential crisis the Obama administration may visit on us if he opens the floodgates (as his friends in the No Borders movement are telling him to do) to thousands of Syrian refugees. And, I assure you Obama is not going to make the offer exclusively to the persecuted Christians.
That said, I’ve had a few e-mails from people asking me to tell them where to go to get involved.  If you are already a member of one of the national-level immigration control groups—FAIR, NumbersUSA, or Center for Immigration Studies—contact them to see how to help.  American Congress for Truth members check with your national leadership.  I’ve been involved with the efforts of the Center for Security Policy (they published my book) which are being spearheaded by James Simpson (here is a piece by Simpson just last week at American Thinker).
In addition, the website VDARE publishes material almost every day on some aspect of the refugee program in addition to news on immigration generally, so if you are looking for another place for information, visit VDARE.
As for me, my job is to bring you the news as best I can, not to tell you what to do. Remember, as a blogger, I don’t work for anyone.  I try to take as many radio interviews as possible, but am not able to travel to all the places readers ask me to, or otherwise I get no blogging done!
If you are unaffiliated with a group mentioned above (or even if you are!), you can sign up to be involved with the Center for Security Policy by clicking here.  Contact Jim Simpson through the Center for Security Policy or by e-mailing him at  and find a Pocket of Resistance’ near you.
And, finally, PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION!  CLICK HERE.  How wonderful, 22 Aussies and 15 Europeans have so far signed in solidarity with you!
Enough said……

Here are our Three Top Posts of the last week.

Daily top posts are in the right hand sidebar.  The first below is from 2009!  Go figure! In one of those internet mysteries, this 5-year-old post exploded through social media this past week.

1)Somali ‘youths’ randomly attacking and robbing people in Lewiston, ME

2)Hungarian Catholic Bishop tells Pope he is wrong, not refugees but invaders!

3)UNHCR data confirms it: 75% of the so-called refugees arriving in Europe are MEN  (by the way the UN has changed its data and now says 69% are men, here.)

Here are the Top Ten Countries from which readers arrived at RRW this past week (excluding the US):





Malta (welcome back to the Top Ten!)






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As I do every week, I apologize if I don’t get to all of your e-mails, it is just me here (no staff, no interns).  I don’t want to appear rude or unresponsive; there are just not enough hours in the day!

Breaking: Ben Carson says a Muslim should not be President of the US; CAIR comes out with both barrels

Earlier this morning I happened to catch Ben Carson on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd and I was astounded that Carson very forcefully said that a Muslim should not be President because Islam was incompatible with the US Constitution.  I knew immediately that all hell was going to break loose for Carson.
Update:  Here is what Powerline blog says about Carson’s statement.  “He had better batten down the hatches.” Hat tip: Paul
Update #2:  I feel for you South Carolinians!  Lindsey Graham demands that Carson apologize to Muslims, here.  BTW, pundits on Fox this evening suggested that Carson’s remark was likely supported by 80% of the American public and would actually help his candidacy.
Update September 21:  Frank Gaffney at the Center for Security Policy agrees with Carson and explains why.  LOL! He suggests that Obama is actually doing everything a Muslim Prez. might do anyway!  Click here.
Update #2 on September 21:  Both Trump and Cruz hang Carson out to dry.  Click here to see what I think of Trump and Cruz tonight.
Update September 22:  Carson says a Muslim could be President if he rejects Sharia Law! Hang in there Ben!
Update September 27:  Carson vindicated with exploding favorability numbers.
Watch Carson answer here:
The same question was asked of Gov. John Kasich and he waffled all over the place.  Then CNN contributor, the GOP establishment water-carrier, Hugh Hewitt*** jumped in to criticize Carson saying there shouldn’t be a religious test, demonstrating Hewitt’s ignorance about Islam.  Islam is a complete political system inseparable from the ‘religious’ aspects of the ‘faith.’
Now we see that the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is all over Carson for daring to utter such a politically incorrect opinion.

Take action!

Even if Carson is not your #1 choice for the 2016 nomination, you must right now go to facebook, twitter, and your e-mail lists and drum up support for Carson and an opinion that readers here share.  Push back the inevitable Left wing trashers who are probably already at work kissing up to CAIR and calling for Carson to get out of the race!

By the way, earlier in the program Todd asked Trump about the Muslim incident in New Hampshire last week, where an audience member questioned Obama’s ‘faith,’ and Trump said it wasn’t his job to defend the President, implying that the President was big boy and could take care of himself.  Besides, he went on to say, I doubt Obama is going to defend me when someone at a public event says something about me that I don’t like.
You can reach the Carson campaign at twitter (@realBenCarson) and here at his website.  Send him a message and ask that he stand firm!
***See what Breitbart said about Hewitt here earlier this past week.

Anne Richard, Asst. Sec. of State: we want to ramp-up the Syrian numbers and "streamline" security screening

You know what “streamline” means!  It is the acceptable way to say “lessen” the security screening for the UN-chosen, mostly Muslim Syrians we are admitting to the US.

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UNHCR Antonio Guterres (left) tells US Asst. Sec. of State Anne Richard (right) who we are going to admit to the US as refugees to colonize your towns and cities.

Here is Reuters reporting on Richard’s NPR interview yesterday:

A State Department refugee official said on Saturday that U.S. leaders are committed to bringing more Syrian refugees to the United States and that she would like to see a steep increase in their numbers in 2017.

Anne Richard, assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration, told National Public Radio the Obama administration would like to see the refugee process move more quickly and is trying to streamline the vetting process without cutting corners on security.

The United States has taken in 1,500 refugees since the start of the Syrian war in 2011, and President Barack Obama last week committed to accepting 10,000 more over the coming year.


“I think that the most senior leadership at the State Department, the National Security Council and the White House want to bring more refugees and so that’s something that we’re very focused on right now,” Richard told NPR.


“Well, next year the president has said we will bring 10,000. So the year after that I’d like to see a steep ramp up,” she said.

Obama will have one more shot at swamping your towns with Syrian refugees in September of 2016 when he submits his determination for FY2017, but he can’t dictate those numbers now.  Richard is probably saying 2017 should be a better year to get the human rights industrial complex agitators off her back (and Obama’s back).

More confirmation of what I have been saying, the UNHCR is dictating which Syrians we take! Thus we are getting mostly Muslim Syrians!

Refugee applications referred to the United States by the U.N. refugee agency undergo multiple security checks by several federal agencies.

There is more, click here.
See my previous post, it seems that Canadian immigration is going to try to circumvent the UNHCR.