Tennessee Sues Federal Government: NO MORE MUSLIMS
Feds “All Shook Up” by King of Rock’s home state:
The State of Tennessee sent an unprecedented message to the federal government on Monday: NO MORE REFUGEES. A lawsuit filed by Tennessee lawmakers claims that the federal government violated the 10th Amendment with its resettlement program. There goes that pesky Constitution.
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” – U.S. Constitution, Amendment X.
But it gets better. Not only is the government not following the Constitution, they aren’t complying with the Refugee Resettlement act of 1980.
Do you think Cubans are fighting for healthcare or freedom from Communism?
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The lawsuit urges that the Federal Government halt refugee resettlement until they’re willing to foot the bill themselves. Forcing individual states to incur the massive financial burden of refugee resettlement is unconstitutional. The fed forces states to participate, while saddling them with an insurmountable economic burden.
Although TN is not the first state to sue the feds over refugees, the 10th Amendment basis is unique. Undoubtedly, this lawsuit will spur a flurry of states-rights debates, and perhaps similar suits.
State Resources Maxed Out with No Return
The Tennessee Lawsuit States:
“Operation of the federal refugee resettlement program commandeers Tennessee’s funds through Medicaid with the threatened loss of nearly $7 billion, amounting to 20 percent of its overall state budget — money that is needed to fund services that are critical to the health and welfare of countless Tennesseans.”
The state must also pay for the education of each refugee child. Then the state must contend with potential health risks associated with an influx of refugees. Next the state must deal with a lack of housing and physical resources. And the list goes on.
The U.S. and other nations admit refugees on the basis of humanitarian aid. Refugees come with no expectation of self-sufficiency, and usually have no avenue to achieve such. The state is the Sugar Daddy in this one-way relationship.
What is the cost of a Refugee?
The financial strain of refugee resettlement cited by Tennessee lawmakers is nothing short of staggering.
Look at a few stats from the Center for Immigration Studies:
- The five-year costs of resettlement in the United States include $9,230 spent by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within HHS and the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) within the State Department in the first year, as well as $55,139 in expenditures on welfare and education.
- On average, each Middle Eastern refugee resettled in the United States costs an estimated $64,370 in the first five years, or $257,481 per household.
- NOW, consider that fact that the US admitted nearly 40,000 refugees last year alone.
Further, the average education of Middle Eastern refugee is 10.5 years. These mostly uneducated foreigners will be on welfare for quite some time.
You know who picks up the bill.
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