Yup, when I saw this headline I did a double take, too.
The organization, Cities United For Immigration Action, has over 100 member US cities. Its purpose:
We stand for welcoming and inclusive cities that prosper, and the president’s action on immigration will help.
Eighteen of its member cities have petitioned the president to send more Syrian Muslim immigrants their way.
Here is the headline of their latest press release:
AS POPE FRANCIS VISITS U.S., 18 MAYORS JOIN FORCES TO COMMEND OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, AND CALL ON THEM TO ACCEPT MORE REFUGEES AMID SYRIAN CRISIS
A highlight of the 18 mayor’s press release through this organization states:
We have taken in refugees, and will help make room for thousands more. This is because the United States has developed a robust screening and background check that assures us that we know who we are welcoming into this country. With national security systems in place, we stand ready to support the Administration in increasing the numbers of refugees we can accept.
We want thousands more “because the United States has developed a robust screening and background check that assures us that we know who we are welcoming into this country.” This has to be a joke. But it isn’t. We spend billions on homeland security already and we can barely keep our head above water tracking wannabe Islamic jihadists.
We have over a hundred big cities and big city mayors who want more Syrian and Muslim immigrants to make them more prosperous. They want more desperately poor, unskilled, non-English speaking, Muslims who generally hate our culture and don’t want to assimilate to “make them more prosperous.”
That is insanity. As I read this stuff it sounds oddly like some B zombie apocalypse movie or a very bad dream. I wish it was.
HERE is the link to the entire press release and the list of the 18 US cities.