Time to get the United Nations out of this process?
You have heard me say for years that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is choosing the refugees arriving in your American towns. Now, Nayla Rush at the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, D.C. has done her homework and explains how the process works.
For all of you worried about security screening for Syrian (and other refugees from terror-producing countries), continue to be afraid.
Here is just a small bit of Rush’s important (sourced) report:
What is not common knowledge is that we are also giving another group of people a delicate assignment to accomplish within the refugee resettlement program. Whether this is being accomplished successfully is open to question.
The United States is entrusting the staff of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) with the entire selection and pre-screening process of Syrian refugees eligible for resettlement in the United States. “UNHCR is the United States’ largest partner overseas. We provide substantial funding to that agency,” said Larry Bartlett from the State Department.11 The United States has donated $4.5 billion to UNHCR since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2011. For those who question its humanitarian outreach, the United States is the most generous donor to the refugee cause of any nation in the world. [For new readers: See Larry Bartlett in action in Twin Falls, Idaho last fall by clicking here. Is he working for Chobani Yogurt by supplying the company with cheap labor?]
The UNHCR is deciding not only who can move to the United States, it is also choosing who gets a chance to become American and who doesn’t. Given such high stakes, Americans should be encouraged to question this opaque system.
I would love to see some brave Members of Congress, or a Senator or two, demand that we choose our own refugees and get the United Nations out of the selection process!
Stop funding any function of the UNHCR which select ‘new Americans.’ Let them take care of refugees elsewhere.