House Hearing on Refugee Resettlement

By Mark Krikorian on November 19, 2015

From my witness statement for today's hearing on Syrian refugee resettlement before the immigration subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee:

This means the United States government has no responsibility to refugees; they have no claim on it and no right to demand anything of it. If, nonetheless, we decide as a matter of policy to devote resources to humanitarian refugee protection (a policy decision which I personally support), then we should base our decision-making on two principles: 1) Such policies must not pose a threat to the American people, and 2) the funds taken from the people through taxes for this purpose must be used to the maximum humanitarian effect.

Resettling Syrian refugees in the United States fails on both counts.


Read the whole statement here.

Watch the hearing here.