Governor Bill Lee, reverse your decision on the Refugee Resettlement Program

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We The People, The Voters, from Tennessee, call on our Governor, Mr. Bill Lee, to reverse his decision on the Refugee Resettlement Program.


WHEREAS,
Governor Lee has his priorities messed up. He made a horrendous decision to continue resettling REFUGEES against the wishes of his supporters; and,

WHEREAS,
Unlike Bill Lee, the President respects the opinions and positions of everyday working American citizen; and,

WHEREAS,
Ensuring that local citizens have a say in what goes on in their community is the foundation of Trump’s America-first agenda and all of his efforts on the issues involved with both legal immigration like refugee resettlement, and illegal immigration; and,


WHEREAS,
The President’s Executive Order, the Funding Notice which operationalizes the EO, and the DOJ’s legal brief explicitly and repeatedly emphasize the role of local citizens to voice their preferences about receiving and supporting refugees; and,

WHEREAS,
The President’s Executive Order says that “with limited exceptions, the Federal Government,”…”should resettle refugees only in those jurisdictions in which both the State, local governments and citizens have consented to receive refugees under the Department of State’s Reception and Placement Program.”; and,

WHEREAS,
The practical effect of Bill Lee’s statewide consent, is that counties are now in the position that if they don’t formally OPT-OUT, they will remain subject to Lee’s statewide consent; and,


WHEREAS,
The State Department has not decided yet whether no action/silence on the part of a local government will be considered a consent or a non-consent to receive newly arrived refugees. So non-consenting counties would be wise to get a letter or resolution of non-consent to the State Department as they start to decide where resettlement activity will be allowed; and,


WHEREAS,
All during the Haslam Adm, Tennesseans was taken advantage of and here is proof; "Who Got the Jobs in Tennessee? All of Tennessee’s Employment Growth Since 2000 Has Gone to Immigrants, Yet Native Tennesseans Accounted for Two-Thirds of Population Growth"; and,


WHEREAS,
Your company was a bronze donor to the Nashville Chamber (25,000 plus in five years). "The Nashville Chamber of Commerce and the Partnership for a New American Economy, now known as The New American Economy (NAE), are helping spread liberal immigration policies; and,

WHEREAS,
The NAE is funded by MICHAEL BLOOMBERG and RUPERT MURDOCK, two never Trumpers; and,

WHEREAS,
In fact Bloomberg said; "Employers Should Hire ‘the Best’ Foreigners Instead of American; and,


WHEREAS,
As far as the liberal lies about a labor shortage, read the following;
"The U.S. Is Not Too Empty" or "In Dire Need of New Faces", at the N.Y. Times; and,

WHEREAS,
The federal Refugee Resettlement Program is operated today by the Global Left, the UN, Islam, and religious frauds. The goal is to Change America by Changing its People; and,

WHEREAS,
We the people, the voters, consider the issue of resettlement of refugees from the Middle East and other illegal aliens to be a matter of the most urgent concern, as it involves vital issues of national security, terrorism, public health and public safety, and expenditures of public taxpayer funds; and,


WHEREAS,
As a result, we are drowning in refugees who are destroying our Constitutional freedoms, overburdening our welfare system and posing a genuine national security threat; and,

WHEREAS,
Former FBI Director Comey has declared the complete vetting of foreign (Kurdish, Syrian, etc) refugees to be impossible, and Defense Intelligence Agency Director Stewart states ISIS will attempt direct attacks again in the U.S.; and,


WHEREAS,
That enemy, the Islamic terrorist, is being allowed to live among Americans at the invitation of the United States Government; and,

WHEREAS,
The funding for this program is taken from the Federal government and the economic burden undeniably rests with the citizen taxpayer for the refugees’ welfare to include: housing, healthcare, food, education, language courses, job training, legal and community support making this program unsustainable and unacceptable to the American worker; and,

WHEREAS,
The Refugee Resettlement Program is bringing people into our state that can carry TB and all sorts of other diseases; and,

WHEREAS,
We the people, the voters, strongly recommend that our Governor, Mr. Bill Lee take a leading role in refusing to establish havens here in Tennessee; and,


WHEREAS,
The refugee who is truly fleeing for his life should be cared for in close proximity to his home country as it costs the American taxpayer twelve times the cost to resettle one refugee here as it would to shelter that refugee near his homeland; and,

WHEREAS,
There has never been a time in the history of this country where the governments of the United States has worked so diligently against the interests of the American citizen; and,

WHEREAS,
It is being reported that the Governor is claiming “executive privilege” in order to hide information and other documentation related to his all-encompassing mandate for his fiefdom to receive arriving refugees; and,


WHEREAS,
How does Governor Bill Lee explain the federal reports and US Senators admitting that the costs of the federal program have been involuntarily transferred to state and local governments?; and,


WHEREAS,
Governor Lee stands with the radical left groups like TIRRC and AMAC who always resort to name-calling and emotional arguments when, as is typically the case, the facts don’t support their position; and,


WHEREAS,
President Trump offered states a somewhat orderly decision-making process to decide about allocating costs and human capital related to the FEDERAL refugee resettlement program; and,

WHEREAS,
Governor Bill Lee did NOT FOLLOW the President's prescribed process, but he managed to create deep divisions within his own party; and,

WHEREAS,
Voter's Remorse is running high against the Governor in Tennessee; and,


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT,
All State of Tennessee Legislators, Congressmen/women, Senators and the Tennessee State Governor shall immediately pass a bill with a Veto Proof and if possible an Executive Order proof that halts and defund the Refugee Resettlement program, until deemed appropriate, in order to bring about a more robust national security, and a healthy economy which seeks to put Tennesseans first, not refugees who have no vested interests in our State of Tennessee; and,


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT,
The State of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee reverse's his decision until the Tennessee State Election on August 6th, 2020 and be placed on the State Ballot so all of the Registered Voters and Citizens of the State of Tennessee are allowed to place their votes for either a YES or NO in accepting the Refugees AND all State of Tennessee Legislators, Congressmen/women, Senators and Governor Bill Lee will act promptly and without delay to the wishes of the Voters of Tennessee.

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