Ours is a tale of how the president is using the refugee resettlement program as one of his devices to get a new and more congenial set of voters.

But let us begin with an incendiary refugee resettlement scheme in Spartanburg, South Carolina (Daniel Greenfield ‘s “An Invasion of Refugees”).

Last Friday GOP Representative Trey Gowdy declared (click here) in his “Response Inadequate on Spartanburg Refugee Questions”–

“Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) today released this statement regarding the response from the State Department to his letter of April 13 on plans for a refugee resettlement in Spartanburg:
“We wrote our initial letter to the State Department because we could not answer questions brought to us by constituents regarding plans for a refugee resettlement in Spartanburg. We have provided State’s response so the public can read it. But some of the answers are inadequate and fail to provide specificity on who was consulted at the city and county level, within the public school system, and law enforcement, and if they provided input.

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“Finally, government transparency and accountability to the public is paramount. While our office does not have a role under the law in the implementation of such a plan, we are interested in providing the community with answers. To that end, we will be following up with the State Department with additional questions regarding local input.” (Highlighting Forum’s.)

Apparently late today Gowdy sent another, more detailed letter (click here) to State Secretary John Kerry with a quite probing list of questions.

But What About the Bigger Picture?

Leo Hohmann has been among those most vigilant about what amounts to colonizing refugees across America. 

The WND investigator reveals in his “Feds to ‘strong arm’ cities into welcoming ‘new Americans'”–

“It’s all part of a strategy, reported on last week by WND, to ‘water the soil’ and ‘plant seedlings’ into host communities, also called ‘receiving communities.’
WND also reported last week how the federal government withholds key information from the public in host communities until right before or after refugees arrive, and how one congressman, Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., is demanding answers to 17 questions about the program.
Obama’s ramped-up strategy to integrate new immigrants is about to be unfurled upon unsuspecting cities and counties across the U.S. They will be expected to follow the federal plan to ‘build welcoming communities’ that empower migrants and refugees, turning them into ‘new Americans.’
Once the soil has been prepared, the seedlings will arrive. And the seedlings, according to those planning the changes for your city or town, need to be nurtured and cultivated into healthy communities of their own. They will eventually be fully ‘integrated,’ meaning they are firmly established and able to grow within their host community, eventually overtaking the host.
The plans to transform America through immigration, as spelled out in the new White House report, involves almost every government agency working in tandem with community organizers from immigrant-rights groups like National Council for La Raza and the National Partnership for New Americans. The White House task force is headed by Cecilia Munoz, former top executive with La Raza and now Obama’s top domestic policy adviser.” (Highlighting Forum’s.)

 How Big Is This Refugee Resettlement Program–How Does It Work?

National expert Ann Corcoran has a useful link “Where to find information” here in her Refugee Resettlement Watch blog–

“although we resettled 69,986 refugees in FY2014, that is not the complete story.  The Office of Refugee Resettlement was responsible for over 30,000 asylees and another 58,000 ‘unaccompanied alien children’ being treated as refugees as well  (and, cared for with your tax dollars!)”

And The Bottom Line For Mr. Gowdy?

Trey Gowdy is chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security here

“The Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security shall have jurisdiction over the following subject matters: immigration and naturalization, border security, admission of refugees, treaties, conventions and international agreements, Federal charters of incorporation, private immigration bills, non-border immigration enforcement, other appropriate matters as referred by the Chairman, and relevant oversight.”

In spite of the tone of his May 1 press release distancing himself from responsibility for any Spartanburg outcome–

“While our office does not have a role under the law in the implementation of such a plan, we are interested in providing the community with answers.”

Mr. Gowdy has a clear duty to begin thorough national oversight over the hitherto Congressionally unexamined refugee program. 

The kind of detailed questions on Spartanburg plans (click here) in the Gowdy May 4 letter to the State Department should be addressed to the Obama Administration about all their refugee-resettlement activities in behalf of Gowdy’s House immigration panel.

For this refugee program is now a major tool in the president’s transformation armory.