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    I don’t know for certain, but I hope I speak for a lot of Americans when I say the LAST thing I want is a civil war, or any war for that matter, because let’s face it, regardless of who is fighting who, when Martial Law is declared, the Feds have all the cards, not to mention that would mean American fighting American. Obama is very obviously, and I would argue very deliberately, pushing people to the breaking point. I believe that to be his intention. How else can you explain a State Department spokesman 2 days ago saying that every refugee will get the highest level of screening ANYONE wishing to fly here would be subject to… right after DHS announced 73 TSA Employees Had Potential Terrorism Connections And Security Clearance??? Are you going to tell me that person wasn’t WELL aware of how high tensions were?


    Viral Survival writes:

    Tennessee State Representative Glen Casada tells Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that he wants Republican Governor Bill Haslam to call out the National Guard to prevent additional Syrian refugees from entering the state.

    Further, Casada tells Breitbart News the 30 Syrian refugees settled in the state last year need to be re-vetted and sent back to ICE if they don’t pass muster.

    “THE ISIS headquarters said we are embedding terrorists in refugees and they’re coming to the U.S. The FBI director today said that we may have missed those that are associated with ISIS or are ISIS trained that are currently in the country in our vetting process. All I can do is let those two statements stand,” Casada says.

    “I’m talking about sending them back to ICE,” he adds.

    Breitbart News asked how Casada wanted the Tennessee National Guard to deal with the 30 Syrian refugees settled in Tennessee last year by Catholic Charities of Tennessee.

    “Based on the FBI and ISIS statements, I am greatly concerned they, these 30 Syrian refugees, need to be re-vetted in depth and go back to ICE if they don’t pass that re-vetting.”

    Casada set off a firestorm Tuesday when he told the Tennessean, “We need to activate the Tennessee National Guard and stop them [Syrian refugees] from coming in to the state by whatever means we can,” Casada told the Tennessean on Tuesday.

    “I’m not worried about what a bureaucrat in D.C. or an unelected judge thinks. … We need to gather (Syrian refugees) up and politely take them back to the ICE center and say, ‘They’re not coming to Tennessee, they’re yours,’” Casada added.

    Tennessee is one of twelve states where the Wilson-Fish amendment to the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1984 allows the State Department to run the resettlement of refugees through contractors with virtually no input from the State Government. In 2008, then Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen, a Democrat, opted out of a state role for the resettlement of refugees.

    Since that time, Catholic Charities of Tennessee, a contractor with the State Department, has been in charge of the resettlement of refugees in the State.

    According to recent reports, Catholic Charities settled 1,651 refugees in the State of Tennessee in FY 2015. 30 of these refugees were from Syria. More than 200 were from Somalia and Iraq, respectively.

    Breitbart News asked Holly Johnson, head of Catholic Charities of Tennessee’s Office of Tennessee Refuge Resettlement, if the agency would comply with orders from the National Guard to remove Syrian refugees from the state.
    While a majority of the nation's governors have asked the Obama administration to stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees in their state, a prominent Tennessee lawmaker has gone a step further: He's suggested the National Guard round up recently arrived refugees and prevent the arrival of additional refugees.

    "If I err, it will be on the side of not having another Paris, France," said state Rep. Glen Casada, the chairman of the House Republican Caucus in the state Legislature. "When we let them in, we are letting terrorists in."

    "We gather them, we take them back to ICE," said Casada, referring to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, "we say, 'gentlemen, make sure these guys have no tie to terrorist activity.' "

    Refugees resettled in the United States go through an 18- to 24-month vetting process before being allowed into the country.

    Casada is also open to putting Syrian refugees under surveillance by state law enforcement authorities. "I think we should not limit our response," he said in an interview.

    State Democrats responded strongly at a press conference, where Rep. John Ray Clemmons said "this unethical and irresponsible proposal to utilize military personnel to round up men, women and children should serve to truly shock our state's collective conscience."

    Casada's view may be extreme, but many Tennessee Republicans want a halt to refugee resettlement.

    Earlier this week, Tennesee Gov. Bill Haslam joined 29 other governors, mostly Republican, who called on the Obama administration to stop the placement of as many as 10,000 Syrian refugees. Still, Haslam joined in the condemnation of Casada's proposal.

    "If we abandon our values by completely shutting our doors to those who seek the freedom we enjoy or mistreating our neighbors who made it here after enduring unimaginable hardships, the terrorists win," said Haslam.

    A Popular Refugee Destination

    The State Department has placed large numbers of refugees in Tennessee since the early 1990s. The state receives more refugees, as a share of population, than New York, California or Illinois, and many are from the Middle East. Still, few are from Syria.

    Just 42 Syrian refugees have arrived in Tennessee since 2011 out of 6,890 refugees that were resettled in the state over the same period, according to the Refugee Processing Center. The Syrians are fleeing a four-year civil war that has claimed an estimated 200,000 to 300,000 lives and displaced more than 4 million people.

    The number of Syrian refugees in Tennessee is expected to grow to a few hundred over the next year, said Holly Johnson, the state refugee coordinator for Catholic Charities.

    "The State Department certainly wants to resettle refugees in communities that will welcome them, and Tennessee has always been that sort of place," she said. "Every community where refugees are resettled welcomed them. I would hope that'd continue to be the case."

    Casada's remarks echo in a state where public mistrust of Muslims has regularly bubbled up in recent years.

    Some Republican lawmakers have attempted to force the state to revise a middle school history unit that teaches about Islam. In July, a man of Jordanian descent killed five service members at military recruiting centers before being killed by police. Residents of a Tennessee town spent years protesting the construction of a mosque, and some of the state's lawmakers have warned of attempts to impose Islamic law in the state. Civil War? National Guard Being Called in to Block Obama’s Syrian Refugees | JEWSNEWS
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