The state of Tennessee is not happy with President Barack Obama’s Muslim refugee resettlement program… And they are taking action!
The Tennessee General Assembly just voted to sue Obama’s Federal government over the refugees, based on the 10th Amendment. It passed in the state house by 69 to 25, and the state senate by 29 to 4.
It’s clear that elected leaders in TN are looking out for the safety of their citizens, and are ready to stand up to Obama in a huge way:
Today we struck a blow for Liberty by finally adopting SJR467,” State Senator Mark Norris (R-Collierville), the co-sponsor of the resolution who shepherded it through the State Senate, tells Breitbart News.
“The General Assembly clearly understands the importance of public safety and state sovereignty as demonstrated by the overwhelming support of this Resolution for which we are thankful. The Syrian surge heightens our sense of urgency to get this properly before the courts, and we urge the Attorney General to act without delay,” Norris adds.
Tennessee, which withdrew from the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program in 2008, will now become the first state to sue the federal government over its operation of the program within the borders of its state on Tenth Amendment grounds. Alabama and Texas are currently suing the federal government over the refugee resettlement program on the narrower grounds that it has failed to comply with the Refugee Act of 1980.
“As a state legislator, it is my duty to fulfill my oath and to exercise Constitutional authority,” House sponsor State Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver (R-Lancaster) tells Breitbart News.
“I take it seriously to do all I can to protect the sovereignty of our great state. Either we abide by the Tenth Amendment or we ignore it,” she adds.
“It’s time for states to say no more federal overreach and [I] really believe that the federal government was created by the states and not the other way around,” Weaver says.
This resolution is well timed, as the Obama White House just announced the time they will take “vetting” Syrian Muslim refugees will be three months, instead of 2 years. That’s because Obama is trying to meet his goal of importing at least 10,000 refugees by September.
There is no doubt that many refugees have been tied to terrorist organizations, and there’s no way to do sufficient background checks. There is no excuse for importing dangerous refugees into America, and it’s up to each state to join TN in fighting the Obama administration’s dangerous activity by taking them to court!