There could not be a more perfect time for you to attend the annual ACT for America Conference scheduled for September 6th and 7th in Washington, DC.
Hear from Brigitte Gabriel and a host of important speakers on the topic of immigration, refugee resettlement and the security threats we face from both. ACT is the only national grassroots organization that puts reform of the Refugee Program as a top priority!
A very special guest will be Phil Haney, Department of Homeland Security whistleblower and author, who will speak on ‘Refugee Vetting: Is our security at risk?’
And, this is what Ms. Gabriel said in a recent e-mail recognizing the critical need to let Congress know now how you feel about the ever-expanding UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program and how it will impact you and your town.
This is an “all hands on deck” moment. Congress can decide to not fund those numbers or not. Congress can stop him.
Our counter voice needs to be heard. We need to show up in force and send a clear message to Congress. Not only NO but Hell NO to more unvetted refugees in America.
Due to this impending event [lobbying push by the advocates for 200,000 refugees for next year—ed] , we have dramatically slashed our national conference rate to our rock bottom cost of only $229/registration. We are doing all we can to have you with us. This is a crucial showdown between the patriots who love this country, and those who are trying to destroy it.
If you are not there, Congress will assume Americans don’t care. They will only hear the loud voices of our rivals and will assume we are perfectly OK with more refugees. This is why it is critical that we have you with us at ACTCON 2016 so we can tell Congress “NO” to Obama’s proposal.
Silence from those who oppose refugee resettlement is the same as support for them. This is the time when patriotic Americans must speak up.
I want to say that some of the hardest working, patriotic and most dedicated citizen activists I met on my 30-day tour of American communities facing refugee overload problems were the ACT for America members.
You have until tomorrow, September 2nd, midnight, to meet some of those great people in Washington!
There is only one entity that can stop them and that is Congress—either they fund Obama’s last ‘determination’ or they don’t. Although your governors and your state and local elected officials should hear from you, and it goes without saying that Hillary must be defeated, but there is only one place where it really matters this fall—-Congress! Congress holds the purse strings, they decide in the appropriations process unfolding in Washington right now whether the US will take 2,000 or 200,000 refugees in 2017 because as we know the federal resettlement contractors would shrivel up and go away without YOUR money feeding their salaries, offices, staff, travel, lobbying! etc.
Anyway, here is my new youtube promoting that message (LOL! laughing at this freeze frame!):
Here is the link to the video if it doesn’t play in your e-mail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX6CD_rduIU
Yesterday a reader asked me to publish the addresses for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan because, as you know, trying to reach them electronically is impossible.
Remember the other side is flooding Congress with postcards, see here (scroll down to see card). Maybe it’s time for an old fashioned letter writing campaign to counter them. After all, it is your money that will be required to fund 200,000 refugees’ travel, placement, and lives in America. (In an upcoming post, I’ll give you some other important legislators who need to hear from you!) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
317 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
Phone Number: (202) 224-2541
Speaker Paul Ryan
1233 Longworth HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3031
Last fall Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota which (has a brand new shiny building) and runs the refugee program in the state said no Syrians were slated for North Dakota, but now oopsy, here is a seed family.
From Valley News Live:
North Dakota has not had a Syrian family in the community, at least not until a few days ago.
Last November, Jessica Thomasson CEO of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota said in a statement “LSSND has stated to these agencies, including the State Department, that it does not feel Syrian resettlement to North Dakota makes sense due to the lack of an established Syrian presence in our communities and due to its focus of resettling families wanting to reunite with family already living in North Dakota.”
Thomasson told me that LSSND resettled a Kurdish family just a few days ago who are from Syria and Iraq.
She stated LSS does not select who moves to the state, that decision is made by the federal government.
The short article reports on criticism from US Senator John Hoeven and Congressman Keven Cramer. Every one of you concerned in the state of North Dakota must pressure those two to help lead an effort to cut the funding for refugee resettlement this fall. They can mouth their complaints here in their home state news, but will they work to turn off the spigot of federal funding? That is where the rubber meets the road!
And, one final thought. Do you see how this works, they get refugees spread out in cities and towns, large and small, then they bring in the relatives so it makes it all harder to stop. (How can you be so hateful to break up families and friends.)
See our North Dakota archive here.