Congress must block funding for the Obama administration’s Middle Eastern refugee resettlement plans when it appropriates money before the end of the year, Rep. Walter Jones says.
“It is reckless for the Obama administration to allow radical Muslim Middle Eastern ‘refugees’ to settle in the United States or come through our open borders and put American lives at risk,” Jones says.
“It is equally reckless for Congress to give President Obama a blank check to keep importing these ‘refugees’ that pose a risk to all Americans,” he added.
Jones’ home state of North Carolina has already accepted 44 Syrian refugees, Gov. Pat McCrory’s office revealed Friday to the Carolina Journal. Monday, Jones called for the effort to be defunded
According to Jones, politicians are not being straight with the American people if they claim that resettling refugees from terrorist hot spots are not a threat to safety — especially in light of the attacks in Paris.
“After the atrocious attacks in Paris on Friday night brought on by at least one Syrian ‘refugee,’ it is dishonest for any politician to pretend that importing ‘refugees’ from radical Islamic countries does not increase the threat of horrific attacks against Americans,” he said.
The concerns about the threat of Middle Eastern refugees to the United States — and Syrian refugees in particular — come following numerous admissions by top administration officials that the government lacks the intelligence to thoroughly vet the refugees it is seeking to admit.
In September Jones signed on to legislation — The Resettlement Accountability National Security Act of 2015 — that would halt to all refugee resettlement until the government can complete an audit on the cost.
According to Jones’ office, from 2008 to 2013 the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) reports that the U.S. admitted 115,617 refugees from the Middle East and another 308,805 Middle Eastern immigrants were granted green cards — meaning that in a five years nearly half a million people from the Middle East have moved to the U.S.
Further, Jones’ office notes that according to the Migration Policy Institute, the U.S. accepts 20 percent of the world’s migrants wile representing less than 5 percent of the global population.
Today is the day when we recognize our nation's veterans and thank them for their service. However, I believe this is something we should do EVERY day. I believe those who wear or have worn the uniform for our country deserve everything we have promised them because THEY HAVE EARNED IT. Because of this, I have cosponsored more bills to help our veterans than ANY other member of Congress. I will continue to stand up for our nation's veterans because they stood up for us. THANK YOU TO ALL OUR NATION'S VETERANS and their FAMILIES!!
The Washington Establishment is back at it. Once again, the Establishment's puppet, Taylor Griffin, has called on his fellow lobbyists from Wall Street and K Street to try to BUY his way into Eastern North Carolina. How dumb do they think we are?? Please click on the recent article below from The Daily Haymaker outlining Mr. Griffin's close ties to the big-money Elite of New York and Washington.
Just as we did two years ago, let's remind the Establishment and their friends that we don't take too kindly to folks coming down here and trying to tell us what to do. Eastern North Carolina is a special place that can only be understood by those who truly know it - people like ENC native Congressman Walter Jones!! Time and time again, Congressman Jones has listened to the people of the 3rd District and fought for our ideals and principles. Now it's our turn to help Congressman Jones send the message that EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA IS NOT FOR SALE!!
Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) voted against raising the debt limit until March 2017 in the budget deal negotiated between former Speaker John Boehner and President Obama. The deal passed the House 266 to 167, with 79 Republicans siding with nearly every Democrat in passing the deal.
“With a debt of over $18 trillion, congressional leadership and President Obama cooked up a scheme to add $1.5 trillion more to the debt, to provide more deficit-financed money to the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) slush fund to continue unauthorized, unconstitutional wars in the Middle East, and to steal money from the Social Security Trust Fund to bail out the insolvent Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund,” said Congressman Jones. “The people of Eastern North Carolina want the federal government to stop out of control spending, and this deal only makes things worse. We can’t continue to borrow from the Chinese and leave our kids and grandkids with the tab. We’ve got to have the courage to start cutting spending, and the waste, fraud, and abuse in Afghanistan is a great place to start. But we’ve got to start, and before it’s too late.”
Washington, D.C., lobbyist-turned-candidate for Congress Taylor Griffin criticized my vote against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Apparently, Mr. Griffin thinks the best way to thank our troops for their service is to slash their earned benefits. I beg to differ.
Among other things, the NDAA will cut the Basic Housing Allowance for service members. It will also increase Tricare copays on prescription drugs, hurting those in our military who have put their lives on the line to serve our country.
And while the bill cuts benefits for our troops, it provides another several hundred million in U.S. taxpayer dollars to pay the salaries of Afghan soldiers and policemen. These would be the same Afghan soldiers who have murdered and wounded dozens of their American trainers, and who are raping young Afghan boys on U.S. military bases with impunity.
Defending those who defend us is my highest priority. That is why I have co-sponsored more bills to help our veterans than any other member of Congress.
What I will not do is endorse legislation pushed by political leaders in Washington that breaks the faith with our men and women in uniform. It is sad to see that Mr. Griffin will.