So My Governor Has Joined the “NO” List

…adding Florida to the states refusing to accept Obama’s Syrian refugees.

But I’ve seen a whole butt load of screaming from Geller-type sites about the thousands that have already landed/are landing in New Orleans, and I’d like to shut that down right now.

There’s been, like, 14 people (three families) since January 1st.

…Despite blog posts and social media rumors indicating that thousands of Syrian refugees had already arrived in the New Orleans area, the U.S. State Department reported only 14 Syrian nationals have resettled in Louisiana since Jan. 1.

The State Department’s Refugee Processing Center handled three cases, settling seven refugees in Kenner, six in New Orleans and one in Baton Rouge, a spokesperson said.

You know, the truth is ugly enough without “our” side resorting to hyperbole and lies to whip up the base. The FACTS can do that all on their own. So PLEASE don’t pass along a blog post as if IT were Gospel, unless it has links to a reputable source.

That’s the only way we keep a handle on this madness and our integrity at the same time.

5 Responses to “So My Governor Has Joined the “NO” List”

  1. Skyler says:

    So far as I know, there is no legal basis for governors to have the power to refuse to accept anyone into this country or their state.

  2. Kathy Kinsley says:

    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

    I don’t see anything in the constitution requiring states to accept colonists.

  3. tree hugging sister says:

    There isn’t anything compelling states to accept refugees. Now, if they’ve come into the country through another portal/state, they cannot stop their travel from state to state, but they do have the right to reject their being the initial CONUS landing site.

  4. leelu says:

    I suspect it’s easier for any terrorists to enter from Mexico.

  5. JeffS says:

    Cooperating states would be providing initial food and shelter, plus facilitating welfare, temporary house, and employment searches. The feds don’t do that, they just send money to the states.

    If they don’t cooperate, I suppose Jug Ears could land them at military bases, and bus them to other states.

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