VIA| Upon learning that the Obama administration plans to resettle 200,000 refugees (many of them from Muslim countries) in the United States by 2017, Sen. Jeff Sessions issued a press release outlining the many reasons why we ought not go through with it.
“The U.S. has already taken in four times more immigrants than any other nation on Earth,” he told Breitbart on Monday. “Our foreign-born population share is set to break every known historical record.”
The Alabama Republican claimed that we have already resettled 1.5 Muslim refugees in the United States since 2001 and that 90 percent of these refugees subsist on food stamps, while 70 percent of them receive free taxpayer-subsidized healthcare.
“All of the nearly 200,000 refugees the Administration is planning to bring over the next two years would be entitled to these same benefits the moment they arrive,” Sessions continued.
Given our enormous debt and the fact that “(o)ur schools, job markets and public resources are already stretched too thin,” it would therefore make very little sense to add to the burden by importing hundreds of thousands of more potential government dependents.
Sessions added that our screening process is atrocious and pointed to Minnesota, where numerous Somalian refugees have been arrested over the past few years for trying to aid the Islamic State group.
Furthermore, according to Sessions, well-off Middle Eastern nations like Saudi Arabia should be the ones taking on the responsibility of relocating displaced refugees.
“At bottom, it is not a sound policy to respond to the myriad problems in the Middle East by encouraging millions to abandon their home,” Sessions concluded.
“Absorbing the region’s migrants is not a long-term strategy for stabilizing the region; instead, we should look soberly at our most recent actions in Libya, Syria, Iraq and elsewhere while encouraging migrant populations to remain in the region where they can contribute to social and political reforms,” he concluded.