George Soros-Linked Group Lobbies 6 GOP Governors to Open States to More Refugees
World Relief and the Evangelical Immigration Table successfully lobbied Republican govs
A Geroge Soros-linked group has successfully lobbied six Republican governors to open-up their states to resettle more refugees.
The pro-mass immigration organization with ties to liberal billionaire Soros convinced the GOP govs to increase the number of asylum seekers they would let settle in their states.
President Donald Trump is continuing to cut refugee admissions for the Fiscal Year 2020 by reducing Obama’s refugee inflow by at least 80 percent.
Between October 1, 2019, and September 30, 2020, this reduction would limit the total refugees that can be resettled in the U.S. to 18,000.
This is not a goal federal officials are supposed to reach, however, as it is merely a numerical limit.
Coupled with the refugee reduction, Trump also signed an executive order to give states, localities, and counties veto power over whether to resettle refugees in their communities.
According to Breitbart, executives at World Relief and the Evangelical Immigration Table have been lobbying governors across the country to bring more refugees to their states.
The organization has links to the Soros-funded National Immigration Forum.
So far, six Republican governors have signed off to resettle refugees in their states, including North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey.
The New York Times notes:
Jenny Yang, vice president for advocacy at World Relief, an evangelical agency whose work includes resettlement, has been steering an effort to lobby governors to keep their states open to refugees.
She said about 16 governors have submitted written consent, six of them Republicans.
Gov. Doug Ducey, Republican of Arizona, agreed after receiving a letter supporting resettlement signed by 250 evangelical leaders.
Gov. Greg Abbott, Republican of Texas, who leads the state that received the most refugees last year, has not yet offered his view, despite a plea from the mayor of Fort Worth to continue accepting refugees. [Emphasis added]
Refugee contractors, like the Lutheran Social Services organization, have deployed a campaign to get mayors, local officials, and governors to admit more refugees to their states.
Those contractors’ budgets every year are reliant on ensuring that as many refugees are resettled across the U.S. as possible.
It remains unclear which six Republican governors, aside from Burgum and Ducey, have been successfully lobbied by the Soros-linked group.
This week, the Evangelical Immigration Table sent letters to the governors of California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin to ask them to bring refugees to their states.
The federally mandated refugee resettlement program has brought more than 718,000 refugees to the U.S. since January 2008 — a group larger than the entire state population of Wyoming, which has 577,000 residents.
In the last decade, about 73,000 refugees have been resettled in California, 71,500 resettled in Texas, nearly 43,000 resettled in New York, and more than 36,000 resettled in Michigan.
Refugee resettlement costs American taxpayers nearly $9 billion every five years, according to the latest research.
Over the course of five years, an estimated 16 percent of all refugees admitted will need housing assistance paid for by taxpayers.