After the Hayride broke the exclusive story on 10,000 Syrian refugees possibly resettling in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Metairie, it has now come to light that refugees are already coming into the New Orleans area.
Catholic Charities, which receive federal grants from U.S. Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, have apparently taken in two Syrian refugee families already and are expecting many more.
There are approximately 180 cities in the country that are eligible to accept the 10,000 Syrian refugees. Here is the full list of those cities, which includes Baton Rouge, Matairie and Lafayette:
The 10,000 Syrian refugees are first flown to the United States, according to the French news wire Agence France-Presse, with the State Department paying the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for the airfare.
Then, once the refugees arrive in the country, they could be dispersed across the 180 cities listed above, where they are to aided within the first 30 to 90 days in settling and finding employment in the area.
After approximately 90 days, refugees are no longer eligible for the State Department-funded support that they were receiving through migrant and refugee services. However, they are able to join support programs through the Department of Health and Human Services.
Additionally, it is unclear how much the screening process for the 10,000 Syrian refugees will cost American taxpayers.
The State Department spent $1.1 billion resettling people from around the world in the country last year. That’s about $16,000 per person.After yesterday, and how Judicial Watch has revealed the FBI has 1,000 active ISIS investigations here in America, how are we able to properly screen these refugees Obama and Kerry want to bring into this country?
There is also the topic of taxpayer dollars being used to house and find work for them. How can we as a nation afford this and pay for it? Why should we be bringing more people from out of the country and find them work, when more Americans since 1977 are out of the labor force? And, after 90 days, they're able to go to programs through Department of Health and Human Services, which when you read between the lines means they're eligible for taxpayer-funded welfare.
After yesterday, we need to have Congress look into this and put a stop to this program immediately. Even though Obama and Kerry only care about serving and representing illegal aliens, Muslims, and radical racial activists, our government took an oath and has a duty to protect Americans.