Guess what? Senator Rubio has proposed a new plan for helping Obama resettle Syrian refugees in the U.S. His new proposal, outline on FOX News Sunday, says that his policy would focus on resettling the oldest and youngest refugees inside the U.S. including those orphaned and widowed. He argued these refugees could be admitted under the “commonsense” test “The 5-year-old orphan, a 90-year old widow, a well-known Chaldean priest, all commonsense applications.
There’s only one problem with that. Under U.S. law, one a refugee is admitted, they are placed on a fast-track to citizenship and given instant access to federal welfare and can bring their foreign relatives into the country as well. Obama called for admitting 85,000 refugees this year, in addition to the regular admission of one million green card holders, 700,000 temporary migrant laborers, and half a million foreign youth for colleges.
Rubio is not calling for a refugee pause at all, he therefore supports Ryan’s vision of increasing net immigration into the U.S. through Syrian resettlement. Remember, it was Rubio who was sent out by the gang of eight to make their bill more palatable. How, by smiling that boyish smile, and saying all the nice things. And now he’s doing it again.
His support for admitting the young and elderly would come at a great cost to taxpayers. A young refugee would require extensive childcare, medical care, housing, food support, while the older refugee would require round the clock medical care. Moreover, if the elderly widowed refugee dies within weeks of arriving, presumably taxpayers might have to pick up the expenses related to death and burial as well.
Sen. Sessions (R-AL) has explained how this policy would also take Soc.SEc. and retirement benefits from Americans: “Immigration policy affects every aspect of society. The plan would take money directly out of our SSI and Medicare retirement trust funds–while adding substantially to our nation’s long-term deficits.”
According to the Office of Refugee Resettlement, 91.4 percent of recent refugees from the Middle East are on food stamps and 68.3 percent of those from the middle east are on cash welfare. By Rubio declaring that the House bill on resettlement is appropriate is saying that he thinks it’s just fine to hand over to the Pres rather than Congress, the right to say who comes in and who does not.
Even Chris Christie disagrees with Rubio on this. “I don’t think that orphans under five should be admitted due to the cost involved on caring for these children till they reach adulthood.
Remember there can be a lot of bad idea’s hidden behind a pretty face. Just ask a lot of husbands out there. Rubio is still keen to get illegals made legal and refugees into the country. As CNN has pointed out, while on the campaign trail, Rubio has continued to express his support for the illegal immigrant population, which would necessarily include visa overstays from Muslim countries.
Beware of someone who smiles to much and looks to good to be true.