Stone Mountain, GA Chosen for Immediate Syrian Refugee Relocation

The Obama Administration has selected Stone Mountain Georgia to resettle thousands of Syrian refugees.
The Obama Administration has selected Stone Mountain, Georgia to resettle thousands of Syrian refugees. Source-ish: Daniel Mayer.

Stone Mountain, GA Humanitarian workers will resettle the final wave of Syrian refugees in Stone Mountain as the remnants of the Obama Administration struggle to bring at least 10,000 Syrian refugees to the U.S. by the end of November.

The twenty-five, ten-member families’ arrival in Stone Mountain follows resistance from more than half of the nation’s governors, including Gov. Nathan Deal. The deal initially sought to block the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Georgia, citing security concerns. He retreated from that stance in January after receiving legal threats from human rights organizations.

Since the Syrian civil war first began, 200 Syrian families have been relocated to Georgia. All of whom were resettled in the Atlanta area until last month when Lutheran Services of Georgia relocated six families to Savannah. They’d fled Turkey in 2013, lived in several refugee camps, and underwent a security screening process before coming to the United States.

“Stone Mountain has affordable housing, ample job opportunities, and a welcoming community,” said Emily Laney, director of refugee and immigration services for the Atlanta-based Lutheran Services of Georgia. “We expect to resettle more families in Stone Mountain, along with many other refugee groups we are proud to serve.”

The war in Syria has killed hundreds of thousands and has displaced millions of others. Under pressure to do more as the war rages on, President Obama previously pledged the U.S. will take in at least 10,000 more Syrian refugees this fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30th. Only thirty-five hundred have been relocated thus far.

Laney and other Atlanta-based humanitarian workers said that former Obama Administration still embedded in the Department of Homeland Security told them to expect a much faster pace of resettlement efforts during the next three months. The government has taken steps to help with the president’s goal by dispatching additional workers to Jordan to interview applicants for resettlement in the United States, a U.S. State Department spokesman said. Former Obama Administration officials also have resumed interviewing applicants in Mosul, Iraq, and has begun processing refugee resettlement cases in Al-Zabadani, Syria.

Those changes, according to the State Department, “will not curtail any aspects of the process, including its robust security screening. Refugees are the most thoroughly screened travelers to the United States.” Syrian refugees, according to the State Department, are screened to an ever-higher standard, and those screenings involve multiple agencies to make sure any possible terrorists to do not end up slipping through its cracks.

Stone Mountain High School will be used as a processing center for new arrivals.
Stone Mountain High School will be used as a processing center for new arrivals. Source: Daniel Mayer.

“President Trump is under a lot of pressure,” said Kevin Appleby, senior director of international migration policy for the New York City-based Center for Migration studies. Failing, he said, “would undermine the nation’s credibility with allies and others who need to share the burden of resettling the Syrian people in need. It is difficult for us to instruct the Europeans, or even nations in the region, to accept large numbers of refugees when we can’t even meet our modest goals.”

The debate over Syrian refugees rocked Georgia late last year after Deal signed an executive order in January 2017 that ordered state agencies to withhold food stamp benefits for newly arrived refugees and halt any efforts in resettling them. Deal abandoned that stance after Attorney General Sam Olens issued an opinion that Georgia can’t legally stop the resettlement efforts.

Since then, there hasn’t been much of a push by conservative lawmakers and activists to harden Georgia’s approach. There was little mention of the controversy at the last Georgia GOP convention, where debates about refugees usually reach a boiling point of anger.

Walt Larson, a DeKalb County activist at the meeting, said there’s still a tremendous amount of outrage over the refugee resettlement plan among Georgia Republicans. “Tensions are mounting, and about to reach a breaking point,” Larson said.

Harold Warner, a DeKalb County Republican, said he expected the level of anger to rise as the November election draws near. “This will be the end of Stone Mountain as we know it,” he said. “We’re still seeing terrorist attack after terrorist attack, some in our own country, and the federal government is going about things business as usual. No longer can we pretend that our security is a non-issue.”

“Stone Mountain Mayor, Pat Wheeler, declined to comment through her spokesman. But Celeb Clarke III, minister of Eastminster Presbyterian Church, said his congregation stands ready to help Syrian refugees that are expected to arrive in the area in the coming weeks.

“This is an expression of our faith,” said Clarke, whose church has a long history of aiding refugees from other nations. “It takes our preaching of hospitality and puts it right out there where we can practice it. We are a multicultural country and we are proud of it.”

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Ya’ll realize 1200 of the refugees are coming with MAJOR MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.. just what Delkab County needs..

ECT
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ECT

Ya’ll realize 1200 of the refugees are coming with MAJOR MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.. just what Delkab County needs..

mdottwo
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mdottwo

No more than 50 refugees should be “settled” in one place. The obvious agenda was to place enough of these foreigners in small US towns, that they could quickly take over local elected offices, build mosques, demand establishment and enforcement of Sharia law, and to cower local Christians.

CAaT
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CAaT

Citizens should show up at arrival time and open fire on all of them filthy muslims. Kill them all, men, women and children. None should be spared. Any who helps them should also be executed.

Webmaster Tim
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Hey now. Lighten up Francis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OnpkDWbeJs

L Garou
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L Garou

And we want those racist crackers removed from the mountain side!
And make it quick! Oh, and we also want free medical, food stamps, money and college educations, crackers!
Now get busy and get my and my (16 children’s) free stuff!!

Rick
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Rick

If the Syrians are Christians,OK.If Muslim,good bye Stone Mountain!

Rick
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Rick

If the Syrians are Christians,OK.If Muslim,good bye Stone Mountain!

mikeboileau
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mikeboileau

Why is Israel not expected to use some of that $38 Billion that the American Taxpayer gives them to help the refugees in their own neighborhood? Come on people, why should the USA feel obligated to help these refugees far, far from their homeland? This is a job for Israel with all that money we give them.

islamroastschildren
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islamroastschildren

Wait until the ‘guests’ in burkas corner your DAUGHTER in a classroom with a RAZOR BLADE to excise her clioris from her. Needing a rescue in SECONDS, the COPS are only MINUTES away.

Anthony Johnson
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Anthony Johnson

da

Suchery Robin
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Suchery Robin

These charities will be responsible if citizen’s get victimize. Assimilate or deport?? Idaho is finding out….

Suchery Robin
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Suchery Robin

These charities will be responsible if citizen’s get victimize. Assimilate or deport??

VreelandGardner
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VreelandGardner

Can we hold Obama responsible for the crimes these refugees will commit ?
How about for starters , for security he puts up the perks he will receive as an ex president
24/7 Secret Service protection for him and for his children
Pension, book royalties, speaking fees, etc etc etc

Kellie McSweeney
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Kellie McSweeney

Why do we have to bring them HEAR? There are many deserted islands that could go to restart their lives!

kathylundy
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kathylundy

Stone Mountain has a population of approximately 6,000. Watch and see relocation sites are being used to seed small communities that will later be owned and politically ran by muslims much like Dearborn Michigan and other communities already being taken over. This is exactly what has been and is being done in other Westernized countries to gain political footholds to change laws and constitutions. These refugees come here supposedly broke and just like magic the next thing you know they own and operate these towns.

kikorikid
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kikorikid

Islam does not come to integrate or assimilate.
Islam comes ONLY to: Conquer, Submit, Convert, or Kill.

Herman
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Herman

If they were all Coptic Christians, I would feel better about it, but watch, 99% of them will be Muslims, and 95% of them will be males of military age.

rphoward1@live .com
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WHEN R-U GREAT PEOPLE OF GEOGRIA GOING TO FIGHT BACK???

reggierobertson
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reggierobertson

Why are Lutherans helping to bring in muslims?
Is it for the money?

kikorikid
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kikorikid

Absolutely it is for the money. Obama is giving small fortunes to religious organizations in order to bring in masses of Syrian Refugees.

Guy Pinestra
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Guy Pinestra

I live in Stone Mountain, and there will be HELL to pay should these people step out of line. We have more than enough poor citizens, we don’t need to import any more. This article claims there are ample job opportunities here, which is a bald-faced LIE!

Guy Pinestra
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Guy Pinestra

I live in Stone Mountain, and there will be HELL to pay should these people step out of line. We have more than enough poor citizens, we don’t need to import any more. This article claims there are ample job opportunities here, which is a bald-faced LIE!

Charlotte Lucier
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Charlotte Lucier

Lock n load Stone Mountain!!!! It’s gonna get ugly and them scumbag muzrats will be the cause!!!! Obozo is putting a lot of the rapeugees in the south cus I think he fears the “South will rise again!” They do not belong here and do not work at all so they are no good to the nation. At least some of the illegal Mexicans actually work!!!!

Mike
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Mike

Everything this government now does, is breaking laws.

Corey Murray
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Corey Murray

There’s no voting our way out of this.. Protesting will not be enough either, but we’re not even doing that yet. This is a full on invasion. In fact, it’s genocide. Orchestrated by (((those))) who control our government (and our media.. and our banks.. and our e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g). (((They))) integrated our schools, against the wishes of 90%+ of us in a 90%+ White country (at the time)… So what makes you think you can reason with them or vote them out? They will continue doing to us exactly as they please UNTIL we stop them. Period.

kikorikid
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kikorikid

Yep.

Carole
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Carole

COULD THIS WAKE UP THE STATE OF GEORGIA? STONE MOUNTAIN IS A BEAUTIFUL AREA…INFACT THE ENTIRE STATE OF GEORGIA IS BEAUTIFUL, OR SHOULD WE SAY ‘WAS BEAUTIFUL’? WAKE UP VOTERS…THIS IS AMERICA…

JPDJPD
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JPDJPD

Time to spray every door handle with pigs blood…

JPDJPD
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JPDJPD

Time to spray every door handle with pigs blood…

bigmurr
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bigmurr

Where is your obligation to protect Christians in the Middle East? You are being used As useful idiots in applying pressure because Obama has a Quota to meet. We don’t want them in America let them stay and fight their war

Mary Stevens
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Mary Stevens

There are many reasons for the mass invasion at our borders. and importation of Syrians. There are various ways to stop it. One of the main ones is that there are many religious charities that receive money from the government to assist with the establishment of these people in the US. I know that they do a lot of work from their hearts but they also find the “profitabilities in nonprofits.” There are local charities but here are the headquarters for the CATHOLIC CHARITIES REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT & EMPLOYMENT, 1825 W. Northern Av, Phoenix, Arizona 85021; US CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS,… Read more »

GinnyLee
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GinnyLee

“It is difficult for us to instruct the Europeans, or even nations in
the region, to accept large numbers of refugees when we can’t even meet
our modest goals.”

So, who says that “WE” have to instruct Europeans or anyone else? Butt out of their business, obama, and butt out of ours.
This lovely little town will be ruined, and it won’t take long, if these demanding, out-of-sync, muslims settle in. It has happened, time and time again, in the muslim ‘settlements’.

‘Reckon that the feds are paying them to make accommodations? And, they’re too small to fight back.

Tina Tenace
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Tina Tenace

Wake up people, these are not harmless refugees. This is one step towards American Shria Law.

TruthToBeTold
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TruthToBeTold

You wouldn’t want to be a woman in any Muslim town.

TruthToBeTold
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TruthToBeTold

You wouldn’t want to be a woman in any Muslim town.

Jacquelyn Barrows
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Jacquelyn Barrows

why not New York State?

Jacquelyn Barrows
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Jacquelyn Barrows

Why not New York state? I cannot wait until Donald Trump becomes president everyone needs to make sure these refugees are “voting” in the election I swear the democratic party needs to be disbanded and I cannot wait until Barack Hussein Obama is tried for treason and hung.

Kcender
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DAMN!!!!! There goes another great place in America down the dang drain. Why bring them here? Why no safe zones in their homelands!? Such stupidity by the American people!

Jazmar
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Jazmar

Not by the American People – maybe some who ar getting their pockets lined with government payouts, but I can assure many many people are totally against this.

Kcender
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DAMN!!!!! There goes another great place in America down the dang drain. Why bring them here? Why no safe zones in their homelands!? Such stupidity by the American people!

Brenda Golden
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Brenda Golden

They bring them here and then when they start raping everything from women to goats and get their ass shot off it will be us in the wrong.

Mary Stevens
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Mary Stevens

There are many reasons for the mass invasion at our borders. and importation of Syrian Muslims. There are various ways to stop it. One of the main ones is that there are many religious charities that receive money from the government to assist with the establishment of these people in the US. I know that they do a lot of work from their hearts but they also find the “profitabilities in nonprofits.” There are local charities but here are the headquarters for the CATHOLIC CHARITIES REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT & EMPLOYMENT, 1825 W. Northern Av, Phoenix, Arizona 85021; US CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC… Read more »

shirley doughty
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shirley doughty

Well this is one way to get the sculptured mountain removed so they can quit complaing about the confederates. Just let this peace loving refugees destroy it for you. Way to go obama another piece of history destroyed by your brotherhood.

shirley doughty
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shirley doughty

Well this is one way to get the sculptured mountain removed so they can quit complaing about the confederates. Just let this peace loving refugees destroy it for you. Way to go obama another piece of history destroyed by your brotherhood.

Toni Petrola Weaver-Freeman
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Toni Petrola Weaver-Freeman

Let’s pray that we will still have gun rights.

birdbrained2000
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birdbrained2000

They can try to take our gun rights, but that will start a second civil war and the government will lose. Americans are not going to let their guns go without a fight.

kikorikid
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kikorikid

“Red Coats” or “Blue Helmets, same, same.
The “Left” is trying to push us towards a “Maoist Type, Cultural Revolution” which
murdered about 25 million People.(68). Teenager’s with Little Red Books murdered millions.
Their, the Left, Utopian outlook often causes them to lose touch with Pragmatism.
For example: their lack of any pragmatic analyses of the People they want to oppress
will embolden them and feed their Hubris until such time as to cause a rupture in Civility
when those oppressed show they are better trained and far better armed. 11B

Jason Johnson
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Jason Johnson

Why should the ragheads come to THIS country?

Ytterbius
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Ytterbius

Well, we send out military and arms dealers to THEIR countries. Fair is fair.

BTW “Ragheads” is rude. No need for it.

Jason Johnson
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Jason Johnson

Who cares if it’s rude? That is EXACTLY what they are! If they are going to be here, they can ditch that hideous headgear or go home.

Peter Blaise
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Ooo, a dress code!

I’m reading through the Constitution right now … help me, what was your reference your preference?
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John Doe
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John Doe

Where in the Constitution does it say that we have to take in illegal;aliens

Peter Blaise
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If someone is here, they are a resident under the 14th Amendment, @disqus_CUucTOFHT9:disqus.

If you think they got here illegally ( the majority of undocumented residents arrived legally, no “wall” would have stopped them ), that’s a matter for an argument before the courts for each individual.

Go right ahead.

Is a resident who arrived through rape illegal?
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John Doe
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John Doe

No until they jump through the hoops like all those who go through the system and do it LEGALLY. If not they are just illegal aliens. Of course that dont really matter to you does it . Who did the raping and illegal or a Citizen? Was it done here or there? Actually it dont matter because if the Child is born here he she is a Citizen but not the Mother. I dont get why dumbass liberals want to destroy their own nations. If you are not from here How many of these folks is your nation taking in?

John Doe
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John Doe

No until they jump through the hoops like all those who go through the system and do it LEGALLY. If not they are just illegal aliens. Of course that dont really matter to you does it . Who did the raping and illegal or a Citizen? Was it done here or there? Actually it dont matter because if the Child is born here he she is a Citizen but not the Mother. I dont get why dumbass liberals want to destroy their own nations. If you are not from here How many of these folks is your nation taking in?

GinnyLee
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GinnyLee

Good question, Jason. Only BO can answer that, since it’s his idea. ‘Course, he won’t – the string pullers don’t give him too much information. Jordan – where they are coming from – is as big a GA or many other US states, and suited to their ‘religion’ and climate acclimation. US – “BO” – should be sending funds to Jordan to ‘settle’ them there. But that wouldn’t put as much burden on American citizens – no can do. “Relocating a Middle Eastern refugee [one] to the United States and providing relocation assistance, welfare and education benefits for five years… Read more »

kikorikid
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kikorikid

They are here under the umbra of “Global Jihad”.

Jason Johnson
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Jason Johnson

No doubt aided and abetted by the Muzzrat occupier of the White House.

gjm11653
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gjm11653

These churches get wealthy by doing this,. I am Catholic and I have seen that these traitors don’t give a rats ass about refugees. If the church had to rely on donations from their members they would not be doing it. Many make a great deal of personal money for themselves. They use the money for personal use such as buying a car for themselves while claiming to need it for transporting these worthless people around. They also scam. Refugees are trouble and will kill the country.

GinnyLee
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GinnyLee

Well, this is just one of the reasons that many churches are dying. They may grab some money, but the congregation will leave. I would.

becky
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becky

I had heard this before.

Mickey Mouse
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Mickey Mouse

Those aren’t refugees you dumb a$$’s. They are young males coming to get freebies under the opportunity to be called refugees. Ga needs to get in on that lawsuit with the other states and stop it or tie it up till Obama is gone. Look at those other countries right now having major problems. That same sh#t is coming here.

Eileen Kuch
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Eileen Kuch

You’re right, Mickey Mouse. They’re military-age males too cowardly to fight for their own nation(s). However, they won’t get a warm welcome from the armed residents of Stone Mountain .. The men and women in that town are mostly hunters, and as such, they own several firearms – both handguns and rifles – and, they’re quite proficient at using them.
Deport these cowardly military-age male migrants to their countries, who’ll immediately draft them into their armed forces.

kathyamericamatters
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kathyamericamatters

Interesting this FAKE ID POTUS can just break laws and invade the Nation…

GinnyLee
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GinnyLee

Exactly. BO makes a “pledge” and we the people are stuck with coming up with the do-re-mi to back it up.

Linda Woodcock
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Linda Woodcock

I could not find a date on this so am assuming it is today. They, the ones on food stamps here in America are going to be causing riots because they have not received their stamps yet and it is June 10th. As far as I am concerned it is only us middle class that are paying for everything that they are receiving anyway. I think we can kiss our Country good by!!! And by the sounds, your City has already received the money for these 25 families of 10 which is 250 people. So where do we think the… Read more »

Jean Sha
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Jean Sha

everyone in my state got their foodstamps idk where these rioting people are but thankfully not my city

GinnyLee
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GinnyLee

“Relocating a Middle Eastern refugee to the United States and providing
relocation assistance, welfare and education benefits for five years costs the U.S. about $64,370, according to estimates from the Center for Immigration Studies. That’s enough to resettle and provide for 12 Middle Eastern refugees in any
neighboring country for five years.”

http://dailycaller.com/2015/11/05/report-u-s-could-resettle-12-refugees-in-middle-east-for-the-cost-of-letting-one-into-america/#ixzz4ITLQEVn8

Bobby
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Bobby

If Islam is this religion of peace that ovomit brags about, then how come not a single muslim controlled country has taken in even 1 refugee? Why are we only taking in Muslim refugees who are in no danger from isis forces? Why have we not taken in any of the Christians being slaughtered by ISIS?

kikorikid
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kikorikid

The Preacher, Clark, got a boat load of money from the Feds
to bring in “Refugees”, Many other “Religious” Orgs are doing the same.

Kcender
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Isn’t that unconstitutional? Doesn’t that mix the church with the state government? )bam screwing the country daily.

kathylundy
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kathylundy

the use of Christian names are just that…There is nothing christian about these organizations.

ki-lee
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ki-lee

Government bought the churches years ago. The government has a legal right to control any 501C-3tax charitable org. Thyere are guides from what I underestand as to what they can talk about and other stipulations

ki-lee
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ki-lee

Government bought the churches years ago. The government has a legal right to control any 501C-3tax charitable org. Thyere are guides from what I underestand as to what they can talk about and other stipulations

Bruce Wayne
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Bruce Wayne

Stop giving money to them, they are traders and betrayers

GinnyLee
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GinnyLee

That’s what I figured. And, btw, that’s NOT ‘charity’ for his information – which he obviously wants to portray.

Eileen Kuch
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Eileen Kuch

This is definitely unconstitutional, since it’s an attempt to establish Islam as the religion. It’s also unlawful, as this is bribery on the side of the Feds.

DILBERTISREAL
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DILBERTISREAL

Gonna be all fun and games til someone gets an eye put out!

Lilpup
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Lilpup

Just wait until NEXT New Year’s Eve when the “”refugees”” go on a raping spree like they did in Germany in 2016. Someone needs to tell them NOT to get too comfortable–they can go OUT as Easily as they came in.

Eileen Kuch
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Eileen Kuch

I doubt it. Most Stone Mountain people are armed and won’t hesitate to shoot any rapefugee who even tries. Unlike Sweden, Germany and most EU countries, Georgia has an open carry law, and a good number of Stone Mountain’s residence are hunters. They’ll certainly keep a wary eye on these migrants, hands on their holstered weapons.
I also doubt these migrants are Syrians .. They’re most likely from countries where little, if any, conflicts are raging.