The Refugee Act of 1980 does permit a state to withdraw from the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program, but here is the catch: Back in 1984 Congress passed an amendment to the act that was then completely abused by the bureaucrats in the federal government who did not want to stop sending refugees to those states. … Continue reading No statutory authority underpinning refugee program in so-called Wilson-Fish states
First, South Dakota is already a Wilson-Fish state which means a private non-profit group determines (along with the US State Department in Washington) how many refugees are placed in the state and where in the world they come from. Elected officials have little say over the process. In SD they are trying to get some … Continue reading If SD governor willing to do this, why not take next step, join the Tennessee States' rights case?
It’s been a long time coming, but yesterday, the State of Tennessee filed its Tenth Amendment case against the US Department of State and the Department of Health and Human Services over the issue of cost-shifting of the US Refugee Admissions Program to the states. Readers, this is big news! Here is Michael Patrick Leahy … Continue reading Tennessee files suit against federal government over cost to state of refugee program
Faithful readers know that this is a long time in coming, but we now see movement with the legal challenge that has the best shot of success in pushing the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program toward reform. The case, to be litigated by the Thomas Moore Law Center after the Tennessee legislature voted to sue and … Continue reading Tennessee lawsuit challenging refugee program could be filed by end of January, Kentucky may join
Here is the breaking news from Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart: The Tennessee General Assembly has selected the Thomas More Law Center to represent the state in its lawsuit against the federal government over the resettlement of refugees in the Volunteer State. The Ann Arbor, Michigan based nonprofit public interest law firm made the announcement … Continue reading Tennessee's Tenth Amendment case against federal Refugee Admissions Program is moving ahead!