Texas Must Accept Syrian Refugees, Federal Court Rules
– Daily Caller
“U.S. District Court Judge David Godbey ruled on Thursday that the state of Texas does not have the authority to block the resettlement of Syrian refugees within the state.
In December, the state of Texas filed suit against the federal government and the International Rescue Committee, an international relief agency, to block the resettlement of several hundred Syrian refugees claiming that the Refugee Act of 1980 requires the federal government to consult with state authorities before making final determinations as to resettlement. Twenty-nine other states have sought to block the resettlement of Syrian refugees in their jurisdiction.”
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– Note that the “Refugee Act of 1980 requires the federal government to consult with state authorities before making final determinations as to resettlement,” and yet the court rules against the state of Texas? So then the Act or some part of it is unconstitutional? I must have missed that.
Seems the Federal Judiciary is no different than the rest of US society, hits and misses.
At this point, a deep reflection on the United States Constitution is in order, specifically Article 4, Section 4:
The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence.
The Constitution of the United States: Here
…More on Obama’s Re-settlement of ‘refugees’ in the USA, here @ CaliforniaJimmy.com
ORLANDO KILLER WORKED FOR COMPANY TRANSPORTING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS INSIDE US; WAS INTERVIEWED BY FBI 3 TIMES
“In a surprising discovery, the Palm Beach Post first reported that according to state records, Orlando shooter Omar Mateen – who as we reported earlier was licensed as a security guard and also holds a firearms license – was employed by the US subsidiary of G4S plc, a British multinational security services company, whose US-headquarters are located in Jupiter, Fla, and which also happens to be the world’s largest security company by revenue.
Shortly thereafter, G4S confirmed that Omar Mateen has worked for the company since 2007. This is the statement released from G4S:
“We are shocked and saddened by the tragic event that occurred at the Orlando nightclub. We can confirm that Omar Mateen had been employed with G4S since September 10, 2007. We are cooperating fully with all law enforcement authorities, including the FBI, as they conduct their investigation. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the friends, families and people affected by this unspeakable tragedy.”
In other words, Mateen who according to preliminary reports, had been on a terrorist watchlist, and who still managed to obtain weapons thanks to his various licenses and permits just last week, was employed by one of the world’s largest security companies, where he may have had extensive clearances well above his pay grade, not to mention access to sophisticated military weapons and equipment.
But where it gets more disturbing is that as Judicial Watch reported several days ago, in a post titled, “DHS Quietly Moving, Releasing Vanloads Of Illegal Aliens Away From Border“, border patrol sources said that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was quietly transporting illegal immigrants from the Mexican border to Phoenix and releasing them without proper processing or issuing court appearance documents. As a reminder, the government classifies them as Other Than Mexican (OTM) and this week around 35 were transferred 116 miles north from Tucson to a Phoenix bus station where they went their separate way. Judicial Watch was present when one of the white vans carrying a group of OTMs arrived at the Phoenix Greyhound station on Buckeye Road.
And this is where the Mateen-G4S link emerges: as JW reported previously, a security company contracted by the U.S. government is driving the OTMs from the Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector where they were in custody to Phoenix, sources said. The firm is the abovementioned G4S, the world’s leading security solutions group with operations in more than 100 countries and 610,000 employees. G4S has more than 50,000 employees in the U.S. and its domestic headquarters is in Jupiter, Florida.
Judicial Watch noted that it had filed a number of public records requests to get more information involving the arrangement between G4S and the government, specifically the transport of illegal immigrants from the Mexican border to other parts of the country. The photo below shows the uniformed G4S guard that transported the OTMs this week from Tucson to Phoenix.”
…Continue reading @ Infowars.com
Judge dismisses Texas lawsuit over resettlement of ‘Syrian’ refugees
– The Guardian UK
“Texas officials argue that they should be consulted by the federal government before refugees are relocated there, and that the state should be provided with specific information about individual refugees
Texas has lost its bid to keep Syrian refugees out after a federal judge on Thursday dismissed the state’s lawsuit over resettlements from the war-torn Middle Eastern country.
US district court judge David Godbey said the state failed to make “a plausible claim for relief” in its lawsuit against the federal government and the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a charity that aids refugees.
“I am disappointed with the court’s determination that Texas cannot hold the federal government accountable,” the state attorney general, Ken Paxton, said in a written statement.
Texas officials argue that they should be consulted by the federal government before refugees are relocated there, and that the state should be provided with specific information about individual refugees.
But the judge said that existing US law does not support the state’s petition, a ruling that was cheered by the plaintiffs.
“The court is unequivocal in validating the lawfulness of the refugee resettlement program,” said Jennifer Sime, senior vice-president of the IRC’s US Programs.
The non-profit group said Syrians are the most vetted of the refugees it settles in Texas.
A number of intelligence agencies are involved in the background check, and only those with the most well-founded cases ultimately qualify for resettlement.
After last November’s Paris attacks, Texas was one of numerous US states saying they did not want refugees from Syria resettled within their borders.
Texas officials said after the ruling that they are considering their next moves.
“Just today, the CIA director warned Congress that Isis may use refugee programs to smuggle in terrorists, so it is critical that our state remains vigilant in ensuring the safety of Texans,” Bryan Black, a spokesman for the Texas health and human services commission, told AFP in an emailed statement.
He was referring to Capitol Hill testimony in which the CIA director, John Brennan, warned that Isis “is probably exploring a variety of means for infiltrating operatives into the west, including refugee flows, smuggling routes, and legitimate methods of travel”.
…Continue reading more @The Guardian