(Tea Party PAC) – Sen. Amy Klobuchar surprised the whole country this week by managing to have a strong showing at the New Hampshire primaries, going on to raise over $2.5 million in campaign funds just hours after the polls closed.
And it seems that the Minnesota senator is wasting no time at all in capitalizing on the new swell of attention she’s receiving, making sure to say all of the wacky, radical left-wing things she can toss out into the media in hopes of gaining even more votes from Democrats who are sick and tired of the establishment folk.
Her latest statement comes in the form of a promise to increase the number of refugees resettled in the United States by more than 500 percent if she is elected president. But take a wild stab where none of these individuals will be placed? Her own neighborhood.
Yes, that’s right. Klobuchar wants to bring in refugees and dump them all in neighborhoods to be other people’s problems while her own neighborhood and those where her colleagues put their feet up, go completely unscathed.
She’s a real gem, isn’t she?
Check out the details from Bretibart:
This year, President Trump lowered the annual refugee resettlement cap to its lowest ever at about 18,000 total admissions. This is merely a numerical limit and not a goal to be reached by the State Department.
Klobuchar has vowed to increase refugee resettlement back to Obama levels, admitting at least 110,000 refugees in the U.S. in her first year in office. As president, Klobuchar would “direct the State Department to restore the refugee admissions cap to at least its pre-Trump administration level,” according to her campaign.
Returning to Obama-level refugee admissions would be a more than 500 percent increase in refugee resettlement to the U.S. compared to Trump’s level of refugee resettlement.
Though thousands of American communities would be inundated with a refugee flow, Klobuchar’s neighborhood of Marcy-Holmes in Minneapolis, Minnesota, would likely have to absorb close to none of those refugees.
The state of Minnesota has resettled thousands of refugees since 2009, but almost none of these individuals have been placed in Klobuchar’s neighborhood of Marcy-Holmes, where she owns a home with her hubby.
In fact, nearly 85 percent of the the residents in Klobuchar’s neck of the woods are native born American citizens. Those of the population who are foreign-born have come from China, India Korea, Germany, Thailand, and Malaysia. To give you a little more context, only five refugees from these countries have been resettled in Minnesota over the last ten years.
In 2015, at the height of the migrant crisis spurred by conflict in Syria and Libya, Klobuchar pushed an effort to bring 65,000 Syrian refugees to the U.S., the overwhelming majority of which would have undergone lax vetting procedures.
Overall, less than 30 of the 17,564 Syrian refugees resettled in the last two years of the Obama administration arrived in Minneapolis. None were resettled in Klobuchar’s neighborhood.
Basically, this is just a political ploy to pump more momentum into Klobuchar’s campaign and likely nothing more. Is it an actual promise she would keep if she were elected president? Probably. However, it wouldn’t be because she actually cares about these people.
Heck, back in 2006, Klobuchar had the same stance on immigration that President Trump currently holds. It doesn’t matter how much of a burden these refugees put on others. All that matters is winning the presidency and replacing Trump. It’s tragic.
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