Measles Outbreak in Memphis Began at Mosque

The first reported case of a person with measles in the recent Memphis outbreak, which now numbers seven confirmed cases, was at a local mosque on April 15, according to the Shelby County Health Department.

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Sen. John Hoeven Showing Misunderstanding of Refugee Resettlement Program

North Dakota is one of fourteen states that have withdrawn from the federal refugee resettlement program. In those states, the Obama administration has hired voluntary agencies [VOLAGs] to continue to resettle refugees under the questionable statutory authority of the Wilson-Fish alternative program.

Refugees mainly from Syria, Iran and Iraq are seen inside a registration camp on March 12, 2016 in Moria, Greece.

Refugees Crucial to ‘Global City,’ Says Dallas Democrat Mayor

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said he believes welcoming refugees is crucial to Dallas becoming a “global city” during a recent summit on the city’s economy, its workforce, and its future. The Democratic mayor made the statement after being asked about “hosting refugees” and “bringing people inside” as “one of the building blocks of a revitalized town.”

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Sponsor of Tennessee Resolution to Sue Feds Over Refugees Says NATO Commander Testimony on ISIS ‘Another Wake-Up Call’

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee State Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville), sponsor of the resolution calling on Tennessee to sue the federal government over its operation of the refugee resettlement program in the state on Tenth Amendment grounds, issued a statement today calling the recent testimony by NATO commander General Philip Breedlove that “ISIS is spreading like a cancer” among refugees pouring into Europe “another wake-up call.”

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Unholy Alliance: Christian Charities Profit from $1 Billion Fed Program to Resettle Refugees, 40 Percent Muslim

Though they are officially “non-profit” organizations, Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services, and several other Christian organizations are profiting from lucrative contracts with the federal government to resettle refugees in the United States. Of the 100,000 refugees resettled in the United States in 2014 under the Refugee Resettlement program, an estimated 40 percent were Muslims.

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Homeland Security Hearing Reveals Why Accepting Syrian Refugees Risks American Lives

A video excerpt from an October 21st House Homeland Security Committee hearing reveals exactly why Texas Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) is calling for “a screeching halt” to Syrian resettlement in the country. He and Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) are sponsoring a bill which would give governors the ability to protect their states by refusing to accept Syrian refugees.

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