So glad the power hasn’t gone to his head.
The Obama administration warned states over the Syrian refugee crisis Wednesday, telling them in a letter they do not have legal authority to refuse the refugees, and states that do not comply may be subject to enforcement action.
The letter, from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), told state resettlement officials that they may not deny benefits and services to refugees based on their country of origin or religion.
“Accordingly, states may not categorically deny ORR-funded benefits and services to Syrian refugees,” the letter, dated Wednesday, says. “Any state with such a policy would not be in compliance with the State Plan requirements, applicable statutes, and their own assurances, and could be subject to enforcement action, including suspension and termination.”
The letter went on to say that the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on race and national origin in all programs that receive federal financial assistance.
“Thus, it is not permissible to deny federally funded benefits such as Medicaid or TANF to refugees who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements,” the letter says.
States who don’t comply would be subjected to ‘enforcement action.’ Meaning, they’d lose federal funding.
I guess nothing this guy does surprises us anymore, but it’s always jaw-dropping.
Whether or not you live in a state who has a governor that said ‘NO’ to refugees, it’s not going to matter.
Syrian Muslim refugees are coming, but don’t expect them to assimilate – they don’t have to as long as 44 is Commander-in-Chief.
Wasn’t it George Washington who said that there shouldn’t be an American king?