“The United States’ posture toward immigrants, asylees, and refugees during the Trump administration has damaged our nation’s security. Much of this damage is from xenophobic rhetoric….”
“Restoring and strengthening the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) is critical for our national security.”
“Congress is going to have to work quickly to provide the budget and necessary funds to process 125,000 people.”
(Elizabeth Neumann speaking about her report Robust Refugee Programs Aid National Security)
From the time he came down the escalator, I have been a Trump supporter and continue to this day, but from the beginning of his term in the White House I thought one of his great failings was to not fully understand how staff appointments are everything in Washington.
When I saw some great people who were completely loyal to Trump never even getting an interview in those early days because he had clearly turned over the staffing job to a bunch of Washington, DC Republican insiders, I figured he was in trouble.
A few tough knowledgeable conservatives in the various key agencies could have gone to work sniffing out those Republican pretenders who would go on for years undermining his Presidency.
One of those is Elizabeth Neumann at the Department of Homeland Security who claims she supported Trump at the outset in 2016, but eventually went on to join the political rats—Republicans who promoted the demented Joe Biden, who Neumann now believes will keep America safer by admitting hundreds of thousands of refugees over the next four years (if he makes it to the White House).
See her pre-election anti-Trump ad claiming that Trump is a racist and encourages white nationalism:
NEW AD: Elizabeth Neumann – the former Assistant Secretary for Threat Prevention in Trump's DHS – says that the U.S. is "less safe today" because of Trump's actions.
In 2016 she supported Trump but based on what she saw inside his administration, she's voting for Joe Biden. pic.twitter.com/ZjoDpVJBCR
— Republican Voters Against Trumpism (@RVAT2020) August 26, 2020
The former DHS muckety-muck’s pedigree is here at wikipedia:
Elizabeth Neumann is an American former civil servant. In the Trump administration she served from 2017 to 2020 as a senior advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to DHS Secretary John Kelly and Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke, and as DHS Assistant Secretary for Threat Prevention and Security Policy to DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan, and Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf. Starting in 2003, she served on the Homeland Security Council in the George. W. Bush administration.
In August 2020 she made an ad for Republican Voters against Trump in which she endorsed the presidential candidacy of Joe Biden and called Trump’s language and actions “racist” and believes “America is less safe” due to Trump’s failure in leadership. With another former Trump administration official, Miles Taylor, she formed Republican Political Alliance for Integrity and Reform (RePAIR). The group’s stated mission is to “return to principles-based governing in the post-Trump era”, calling for a change in leadership for the Republican party, and supporting the candidacy of Joe Biden in the 2020 US presidential election.
News about Neumann’s Report is at Fox40:
Restoring US refugee program will require substantial funds, commitment from Biden
Neumann and her ilk, without proof, claim that by admitting large numbers of refugees to the US we are somehow strengthened as a country and that the rest of the world is looking up to us and that somehow we get brownie points for being such nice people.
Yeh, maybe the nice people in the world think we are nice, but a large chunk of the world thinks we are chumps for being so foolish as to invite poverty, disease and potential terrorists to spread out among the population of middle America.
Ever notice that China NEVER invites refugees to dilute their Chinese culture and society.
And, in all the years I have been following the issue of refugee resettlement I have never seen a concerted campaign (any campaign!) by the UN and its ‘humanitarian’ gangsters to go after China for not inviting the world to live there.
Is China weaker because they are unwelcoming?
Here is Newmann spouting pablum:
“Restoring and strengthening the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) is critical for our national security. The United States has a storied history as a global leader and beacon of hope in providing refuge to individuals fleeing persecution. Our moral and humanitarian leadership in welcoming refugees sets an example and encourages other countries to do so as well. It is time to reaffirm the long-standing principle that admitting refugees to the United States is in our national interest. Admitting refugees has not only a foreign policy benefit but an economic one*** as well. Together these benefits strengthen our national security,” the report says.
***Economic benefits accrue to globalist corporations who want to hire cheap labor and who probably paid for this report to be written.
Read it all here.
Here is a story I haven’t had time to mention, but see that internally the Open Borders pushers, including Ali Noorani (National Immigration Forum), are squabbling already.