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Syrian_refugees Alexander ZemlianichenkoAP

Refugee Public Health Controversy in Michigan

It concerns the reporting and monitoring of the health status of the more than 4,000 refugees who were resettled in the state in FY 2016, the more than 20,000 who arrived in the preceding decade, and the 5,600 the Obama administration wants to bring in to the state this coming fiscal year.

Syrian refugees take notes during their Vocational ESL class at the International Rescue Committee center in San Diego on August 31, 2016. Seated from left to right are: Rawa Hawara and Sousan Alziat.
The United States has taken in10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016 as part of a resettlement program that has emerged as a hot-button issue in the US presidential campaign. / AFP / Frederic J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Resettlement Agencies: Increase Middle East-South Asia Refugees in Michigan by 40 Percent, Send 100 to Flint

Breitbart News has obtained the FY 2017 refugee resettlement proposals from the five leading resettlement agencies that operate in Michigan showing they plan to jam down a 40 percent increase in refugees from the “Middle East-South Asia” region, which includes Syria, on residents of Michigan in the fiscal year that begins on October 1.

UNITED STATES, Washington : WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 09: Former U.S. member of congress Michele Bachmann (R-N) addresses the Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham September 9, 2016 in Washington, DC. Hosted by the Family Research Council, the summit is an annual gathering of social and political conservatives. During the summit's 2015 presidential straw poll, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump placed fifth with only 5% of the vote. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Michele Bachmann: ‘I, as a Constitutional Conservative, as a Believer in Jesus Christ, Readily Embrace’ Donald Trump Agenda

Former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) told the Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C. on Friday, “On every single level, if you look at the agenda that Donald Trump has put forward, it’s been one that I — as a constitutional conservative, as a believer in Jesus Christ — I cannot only easily embrace, but readily embrace.”

Syrian_refugees Alexander ZemlianichenkoAP

Obama Administration to Oakland County, Michigan: No, We Won’t Comply with Refugee Law

Robert Carey, the Obama administration’s director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), recently told Oakland County, Michigan that the agency he directs has no intention of complying with the Refugee Act of 1980’s requirement that it “consult regularly …with local governments concerning the sponsorship process and the intended distribution among the States and localities before their placement in those States and localities.”