A “REFUGEE” IS NOT IMMEDIATELY A U.S. CITIZEN
by Sharon Rondeau
(Aug. 30, 2016) — In an article reporting that the Obama regime has met its goal to admit 10,000 refugees from Syria before the end of the fiscal year on September 30, NBC News called the new arrivals “new Americans.”
The goal was said to be set for “humanitarian” reasons.
Most of the refugees have been placed in Michigan, Texas, Arizona, and California, according to a map provided in the article.
Syria’s five-year-old civil war began in early 2011 after the Middle East was arguably destabilized with the fall of Libya’s Muommar Gaddafi preceded by unrest in Tunisia, Egypt and other locations in the “Arab Spring.”
According to U.S. immigration law, a citizen of another country admitted to the United States must reside here for five years, be a “lawful permanent resident,” make application and pay a $680 fee in order to begin the process of becoming a citizen. The applicant must then pass an English test, history and civics tests, and an interview with a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) official. He must then take an oath of allegiance, foreswearing any and all allegiances to other countries.
One of the considerations of an applicant for U.S. citizenship is, “Do you support the principles and ideals of the U.S. Constitution and are you willing to swear an oath to the United States?”
Last summer, the Obama regime altered the oath of allegiance taken by citizens naturalizing to the U.S. by presenting an option to avoid pledging to “take up arms” in the defense of the United States if called upon to do so.
The USCIS Naturalization Guide states that “For more than 200 years, the United States has remained strong because of our citizens and the common civic values we share.”
Chapter 2 guide states that voting, serving on a jury if called upon to do so, and respecting the cultural and religious beliefs of other Americans are responsibilities of citizenship. “It is by participating in your community that you truly become an American,” concludes the chapter.
The U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) describes a “refugee” as:
(A) any person who is outside any country of such person’s nationality or, in the case of a person having no nationality, is outside any country in which such person last habitually resided, and who is unable or unwilling to return to, and is unable or unwilling to avail himself or herself of the protection of, that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion, or
(B) in such circumstances as the President after appropriate consultation (as defined in section 207(e) of this Act) may specify, any person who is within the country of such person’s nationality or, in the case of a person having no nationality, within the country in which such person is habitually residing, and who is persecuted or who has a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. The term “refugee” does not include any person who ordered, incited, assisted, or otherwise participated in the persecution of any person on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. For purposes of determinations under this Act, a person who has been forced to abort a pregnancy or to undergo involuntary sterilization, or who has been persecuted for failure or refusal to undergo such a procedure or for other resistance to a coercive population control program, shall be deemed to have been persecuted on account of political opinion, and a person who has a well founded fear that he or she will be forced to undergo such a procedure or subject to persecution for such failure, refusal, or resistance shall be deemed to have a well founded fear of persecution on account of political opinion. 5
The U.S. State Department operates nine Resettlement Support Centers (RSCs) throughout the world which receive referrals from the United Nations or elsewhere for resettlement in the United States. Reportedly, all potential refugees are interviewed and undergo health screening before receiving approval to resettle in the U.S. However, a significant percentage of refugees settled in Vermont between 2013 and this year reportedly “tested positive for latent TB infection.” Tuberculosis infection has also been found in refugees sent to Indiana and Florida.
The U.S. Office for Refugee Resettlement, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provides assistance to refugees once they arrive in the United States in a variety of ways including cash assistance, medical care, child care and “microenterprise development.” ORR has produced videos tailored to refugees from the countries of the Congo, Bhutan, and Somalia.
FBI Director James Comey has said that full vetting of “refugees” for terrorist ties cannot be done. Conversely, some U.S. citizens have become radicalized in their communities or online and taken steps to join ISIS or other terrorist groups overseas.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.