Where are the Syrians?-

Where are the Syrians?—37.17fh .,b40.12-3

They are almost all on Welfare! Funded by you. Oh, and you also paid their airfare to get here.

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Keep in mind that the vast majority are young men, all of the Muslim faith, and that our own government is strategically placing them across the country. I guess we don’t care which group provides the terrorists that want to kill Americans.

A plan to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States has come under intense scrutiny since a Syrian passport was found near one of the assailants in the Paris terror attacks. The discovery has heightened fears that Islamic State group terrorists could exploit refugee routes and resettlement programs to position themselves for additional attacks.

On Thursday, the House passed a bill that would impose additional security measures on refugees from Syria and Iraq. The measure would require the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to certify that each refugee to be resettled in the U.S. is no threat to national security. House Republicans were joined by almost 50 Democrats in support of the bill, which Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said “increases the standards to keep those who want to do us harm out.”

President Barack Obama said he would veto the bill. He has defended the U.S. resettlement program, which was established in the 1970s and found homes for over 3 million people fleeing war or persecution. and said turning away people forced to flee their own country violates American values.

Here’s a closer look at how the U.S. refugee resettlement program works:

Refugees are subject to Department of Homeland Security background checks before arriving in the U.S.

Refugees are subject to the strictest form of security screening of any class of traveler to the U.S. before they are allowed to enter, with extensive background, security and health checks. The resettlement process is run by the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services. DHS receives refugee referrals from the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, and then begins vetting candidates for resettlement. Specially trained DHS employees travel to the country where a candidate is residing to conduct in-depth interviews to ensure the individual meets the criteria as a refugee and does not pose a security risk to the U.S. The U.S. then investigates and verifies the claims made by an applicant for asylum.

Unlike in Europe, Syrian refugees are not arriving via boat or land to the U.S., nor can they fly into the country without being approved for refugee status. That process frequently takes 18 months or more, meaning refugees are arriving in the U.S. at a very slow pace compared to the numbers by which they are arriving in Europe.

Refugees are processed in conjunction with nine nonprofits, not solely by the government.

Nine national resettlement agencies process cases of refugees that have passed all the appropriate security checks. Those agencies include: Church World Service, Ethiopian Community Development Council, Episcopal Migration Ministries, the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society, International Rescue Committee, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services, and World Relief. Six of these organizations are faith-based.

Those nine organizations meet each week with the State Department to decide how refugees will be redistributed. Each agency accepts new cases based upon their organization capacity, taking into consideration budget and current caseload.

Refugees are sent all over the U.S.– Refugees are sent to nearly every state and to different communities across the country. Syrian refugees have been sent to 138 cities in 36 states since the country’s civil war began in 2011. Nationality of origin is not a factor in determining where people are placed.

Refugees must pay back the cost of their flight to the U.S.

After one of the nonprofit resettlement agencies receives the case of a particular individual or family, the International Organization for Migration coordinates their travel to the U.S. city where they will be resettled. The plane ticket is paid for at that time, but after they arrive and begin working, the refugees must pay back the cost of the ticket.

Refugees don’t get long-term subsidized housing. 

Each refugee receives a stipend of about $1,000 to cover their first three months in the U.S. Before an individual or family arrives, the local resettlement organizations work to find a suitable apartment. They ensure the rent will be affordable and are in charge of distributing the stipend to cover the costs of rent for three months. They are not placed in special apartment blocks and do not receive special rates.

Refugees have to apply for jobs. 

Resettlement agencies also aid refugees in applying for jobs. Syria was a lower middle-income country before the war, and many refugees are educated and trained. But that doesn’t mean they can pick up where they left off.

The government doesn’t track refugees after they arrive. 

Once arriving in the U.S., refugees are allowed to move anywhere in the country, just like any other legal resident. If a refugee does choose to relocate, a local organization works to transfer the case to another resettlement agency in the new location, but that is not always possible.

“We do not track refugees,” the State Department spokesperson says. “Once a refugee arrives they can move wherever they want.”

Christian resettlement organizations help refugees of all faiths.

Five of the nine resettlement agencies are Christian and one is Jewish, but all serve refugees of all nationalities and faiths.



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