Many private charitable organizations are attempting to help the displaced persons in Syria and elsewhere without resorting to the unconstitutional use of U.S. Treasury funds.
As the Christian population of several countries in the Middle East continues to dwindle owing to persecution, several members of Congress, led by Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) introduced a resolution on September 9 stating that those who commit atrocities against Christians and other ethnic and religious minorities in the Middle East are guilty of “war crimes,” “crimes against humanity,” and “genocide.”
Germany, which has so far taken in the lion’s share of refugees fleeing to Europe from the turmoil in Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Afghanistan, has made a sudden change in policy and decided to restrict the flow of migrants across its borders.
Four magistrates in McDowell County, North Carolina — Hilary Hollifield, Thomas Atkinson, Debbie Terrell, and Chad Johnson — have exercised their rights under a state law passed in June that that allows court officials to refuse to perform same-sex “marriages” because of conflict with their religious beliefs.
With hundreds of thousands of migrants fleeing the ongoing civil war in Syria having already arrived in Europe, and with no end in sight, European nations are frantically trying to accommodate the flood of refugees.
Speaking to the members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on September 9, Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission (the executive branch of the European Union), asked EU members to accept 160,000 migrants.
Speaking before Parliament’s House of Commons on September 7, British Prime Minister David Cameron responded to a question posed by Kevin Brennan (MP for Cardiff West in Wales) about the killing of his former constituent, Reyaad Khan, by a British drone strike in Syria.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, speaking to Hungarian diplomats in Budapest on September 7, criticized efforts by European Union leaders to impose immigration quotas before the continent’s borders are made secure.
On August 25, the conservative, non-partisan educational foundation Judicial Watch filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission requesting that the FEC investigate the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for having “knowingly hired a foreign national” who is an illegal alien, Cindy Nava, “to help craft the party’s message to Hispanics, women, and children.”
A report released on September 2 indicates that 51 percent of households headed by an immigrant (whether legal or illegal) reported that they used at least one welfare program during the past year. This figure compares with 30 percent of non-immigrants households. The study defined welfare as Medicaid and cash, food, and housing programs.