PETITION Requiring Obama To Consult Congress Prior To Resettlement Of Syrian Refugees In The United States
Article I, Section 8, clause 4 of the U.S. Constitution endows the legislative branch with the power to “establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization.”
The United States Supreme Court has consistently upheld federal authority over immigration and naturalization citing Congress’s “broad, undoubted power over the subject of immigration and the status of aliens.”
Congress created The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) following the attacks on September 11, 2001 and retains oversight of DHS.
The failed policies of the Obama administration created conflict and chaos in the region, resulting in an unprecedented humanitarian crisis as hundreds of thousands of Syrians seek refuge in Europe and the U.S.
The terror group, ISIS, has stated its intent to use the crisis to gain access to the United States by infiltrating groups of refugees.
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President Obama has announced his intent to accept “at least” 10,000 Syrian refugees this year.
The Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee has stated that the DHS and the FBI do not have the systems in place to properly vet refugees coming from Syria and Iraq.
A review of DHS’s performance by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security found that it has struggled to administer the nation’s immigration system, including vetting, processing, and tracking.
America is a compassionate nation, but should not adopt a dangerous policy that ignores serious threats to its security and safety.
Therefore, we the undersigned demand that President Obama do the following to ensure the safety and security of the American people:
- Consult with Congress before accepting mass resettlement of Syrian into the United States;
- prove to the American people that he will take the necessary precautions to ensure national security;
- develop an effective strategy to solve this crisis is at its source;
- urge American allies in the region to do more to assist the refugees in their region.