In 1980, Jimmy Carter got a law through Congress to set up a government-funded refugee resettlement program. You can read about it here.
Under this program, our tax dollars have paid to fly 100,000 Somalis and 100,000 Iraqis to the U.S. They then go on local welfare rolls.
All the political posturing about the border with Mexico is the red cape in front of the raging bull: voters. The sword is the government-funded resettlement program. Middle Eastern and African refugees are not walking into the U.S. from Mexico. They are being flown in.
“Build a fence on the Mexican border! Stop the Catholic invasion!” Then fly in refugees from the Middle East at taxpayer expense.
This is the legal basis of Obama’s proposal to fund the relocation of 10,000 Syrians this year, and 55,000 more in 2016.
How dumb are American voters? Very.