AZ legislators’ bill suspends refugee resettlement program

Refugee resettlement has been in the forefront of national news since Pres. Donald Trump issued an executive order suspending the program for 120 days until adequate vetting of those from terror sponsoring nations is in place. The president is of the opinion that American security is more important than political correctness.  After the Boston marathon carnage, San Bernardino, Orlando and a host of other bloody attacks by resettled but unwilling to assimilate refugees who bear allegiance to ISIS, few disagree with that premise as evidenced by recent polls.

Rasmussen Reports indicates most voters approve of President Trump’s temporary halt to refugees and visitors from seven Middle Eastern and African countries until the government can do a better job of keeping out individuals who are terrorist threats.  The recent survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a temporary ban on refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen until the federal government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists from coming here. Thirty-three percent (33%) are opposed, while 10% are undecided.

The Arizona legislature is also responding to the issue with SB 1468(click link to read) which amends Title 1, Chapter 2, Article 4 of the Arizona Revised Statutes with the addition of Section 1-272, relating to refugee resettlement. It was introduced by Sens. Judy Burges and Sonny Borrelli and Reps. Mark Finchem, Anthony Kern, Vince Leach and  Don Shooter. The bill indefinitely suspends Arizona’s participation in the resettlement program and imposes a fine of $1,000 a day per refugee on any charity or group providing services to refugees.

Pew Research Center notes that with 4,110 resettled in Arizona in 2016, our state is number six among the top ten states to receive the largest number of refugees.

Before leaving office Barack Obama announced that 10,000 Syrians would be allowed entry the following year. As of Nov. 19, 2016, 31 Governors across the country were concerned enough by the potential for terror that they opposed the entry of new Syrian refugees according to this CNN map. (scroll down.)

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued this press release stating his immediate plan to halt the placement of any new refugees in Arizona a year ago.

The ‘flash mobs’ protesting these reasonable restrictions have been mobilized at airports around the nation by the same activist groups that protest a security wall along our southern border or other efforts to protect our nation and citizens from harm. John McCain’s longtime financier, Socialist billionaire George Soros, a leftist, open borders proponent, has funded numerous such anarchist organizations to create havoc. We saw them burn down Ferguson, Missouri, terrorize and ultimately shut down those who dare to engage in free speech on university campuses, and screech vulgarities on the mall in Washington, D.C. on the day of President Trump’s inaugural.

Today Paris is once again under attack. This time by a machete wielding man shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he attacked French soldiers at the Louvre Museum.

It’s past time to wise up. Arizona’s legislators are on the right track.


14 Responses to AZ legislators’ bill suspends refugee resettlement program

  1. jojo says:

    Betcha McCain calls Obama and apologizes like he did with the PM of Australia. Hope his phone lines burn up over that one.

  2. Doc says:

    On Topic & ON POINT:

    …hey I’ve got a good idea…Let’s Bring THESE guys to America & swing Koom-Bye-Ya with ’em! That’ll stop th’ terror attacks!!

    …JEEZ! “Doc, why you always carry a GUN?”…well…

  3. Saguaro Sam says:

    It’s time that the health dept and the CDC start being pro-active and Honest (which they are Not) regarding the increase in diseases which we previously had under control.

    Tuberculosis, in particular–drug resistant TB, is showing up in alarming numbers.

    So many of these “refugees” are now working in fast food joints and restaurants.

    You wonder what happened with the restaurant chain called Chipolte, which has had many of their locations repeatedly temporarily closed for deep cleaning due to E. coli and other disease-causing pathogens? Well, maybe you missed the newsletter published online about two years ago by the Phoenix chapter of the IRC. Front page news about placing African refugees in Chipolte restaurants. It was within mere weeks that the first outbreak of E. coli was reported at several Chipolte restaurants nationwide.

    Even now, two years after the first outbreak, the CEO of Chipolte is traveling from one location to another Teaching Proper Handwashing Technique.

    Let that sink in. A CEO of a national company teaching proper handwashing technique. And just last week, he admitted that he was frustrated with lack of progress.

    You cannot easily teach-away cultural norms.
    Hygiene is not high on the list for those from many foreign countries.

    I stopped in to see a client who lives in a very expensive facility called a life care community. He paid a $250,000 buy-in and pays $3,000 monthly for the privilege of living there. He has a beautiful apartment and lives independently. If that should change, he will be able to be moved to the assisted living apartments or to the skilled nursing facility on the property. We went to the on-site “bistro” to grab a light lunch. To my surprise, the young men working in the bistro were barely able to speak English and had dirty fingernails. Time to purchase a small bottle of orange juice and have the guy put the change in the “tip jar”.

    These people will be the ones hired to work in areas such as child care and facilities for the elderly—in other words, our most vulnerable citizens.

    ADHS does not have a sufficient number of properly qualified staff to insure that even once a year inspections are done at these places.
    They never have.

    • Conservative Since Birth says:

      The far Left CEO of Starbucks loves his immigrants:

      “In the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order barring immigrants from seven predominately Muslim countries, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz vowed to hire 10,000 refugees globally.

      “We will neither stand by, nor stand silent, as the uncertainty around the new administration’s actions grows with each passing day,” Schultz said in a message to employees posted on the company’s website on Sunday.”

      It’s always about politics with this guy. It keeps me from buying his product.

      • Maggie says:

        As a conservative, I put my money where my politics is. I would never give a dime to Starbucks. I also don’t go to movies or concerts that feature leftists. Years ago I stood in long lines to get tickets to Neil Diamond concerts when he played here in Phoenix. When his left wing political stance became known, that was it. Nothing would get me to attend one of his concerts today.

        I hope the recent actions of Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, Ashley Judd, Alex Baldwin and the rest cause their careers to tank. It probably won’t happen since the mindless will keep them in riches, but it would be nice.

      • Jhawk says:

        I agree with Maggie. I saw all of the “Taken” movies with Liam Neeson where he killed all kinds of bad guys only using a pistol against fully automatic weapons. He then says there are too many GD guns in this country. I will never go see another of his movies again, Same goes for Matt Damon and the Bourne movies.

    • Realist says:

      Saguaro Sam:
      That’s quite a fascinating expose. With the high costs associated with living in the “life care community” you describe, it would seem reasonable that the employees, especially those who handle food and care for the elderly, would be English speaking Americans with a lifetime of basic sanitary skills. That these aren’t enforced with the employees of the “bistro” you describe is unconscionable. Obviously they can get away with paying less to the dirty fingernail gang.

  4. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Good for the Arizona legislature. Whenever I see a good bill, Senator Judy Burges is usually behind it. I’m not in her district, but I applaud her. I once sent her an email. She bothered to write back and not in a form letter. The subject was illegal immigration.

  5. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Off Topic
    This is infuriating. First they whined that they were powerless because they didn´t have Congress. When we gave them Congress they said they still couldn´t do anything because the White House would veto it. They now have the White House and they’re still whining. It looks like it’s not going to get done – maybe because the people would insist that Congress live under Obamacare too. This spineless wimp, Johnson is a pal of Paul Ryan.

    GOP senator: ‘We only have so much power to repeal’ ObamaCare | TheHill

  6. Saguaro Sam says:

    This observed a few hours ago:
    While on my way to see clients in the west valley, there was a nice, big Ford SUV with Minnesota plates driving ahead of my vehicle.

    On the back window was a large seemingly homemade poster which read: I AM A MUSLIM NOW STFU

    No doubt the driver has one of those front & back dash cams, so I decided not to photograph the vehicle.
    I changed lanes and took an alternate route as soon as I could.

    Obviously looking for trouble.

    (I do believe that it is a traffic violation to have something in or on your vehicle which prevents the driver from being able to clearly see from the rear view mirror.)

  7. MissV says:

    FYI, due to the so-called WA judge’s ruling on the not-a-Muslim-ban, Burges and co. have shelved SB1468 for the time being, possibly until next year.

    • Dennis O'Brien says:

      The sarcasm dripping from your comment makes it clear you prefer political correctness at whatever the cost to protecting Americans. No one has a right to enter the United States. The US is a generous nation, but we don’t have to be foolish and imperil our own citizens to show how good we are in these dangerous times. Do San Bernadino, Orlando, Boston (Marathon) and countless other slaughters involving “refugees” resonate with you?