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State of Tennessee Files Constitutional Challenge to Refugee Resettlement Program

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posted on Mar, 13 2017 @ 10:16 PM
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Refugee resettlement is a big problem for many areas.

Seems the Feds are somehow using State Funding for parts of the program(s).

Well the Tennessee Legislature has passed something that is giving the Thomas More Law Center ammunition to sue.

Could be a game changer.

State of Tennessee Files Constitutional Challenge to Refugee Resettlement Program

The Thomas More Law Center filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the Tennessee General Assembly and the State of Tennessee in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee on Monday challenging the federal refugee resettlement program for violating the state’s sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The lawsuit places Tennessee at the center of the national debate concerning the operation of the federal refugee resettlement program.

President Trump will be holding a rally in Nashville on Wednesday to garner public support for his agenda. His revised Executive Order 13780 temporarily halting the federal refugee resettlement program and temporarily banning travel from six Middle Eastern countries goes into effect on Thursday.





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posted on Mar, 13 2017 @ 10:35 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

The mess Obama has left is huge. I can't imagine the Federal Govt forcing states to take refugees that were not properly vetted (like Obama).
The world of the liberal is a boundless never ending river of do gooding bullship.



posted on Mar, 13 2017 @ 10:36 PM
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Tennessee, America's largest safe space.



posted on Mar, 13 2017 @ 10:38 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

The courts will say no and Trump will tweet something discriminatory about the judge.

Lol @ Breitbart. The worst of the worst conservative "news" outlets.
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posted on Mar, 13 2017 @ 10:47 PM
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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: xuenchen

The courts will say no and Trump will tweet something discriminatory about the judge.

Lol @ Breitbart. The worst of the worst conservative "news" outlets.


A truly valuable opinion.




posted on Mar, 13 2017 @ 11:00 PM
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a reply to: Swills

Trump won 30 out of 50 states. Bring it on. Let's bring judges from every state into play.



posted on Mar, 13 2017 @ 11:11 PM
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a reply to: Swills

Why do you think that?



posted on Mar, 13 2017 @ 11:12 PM
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A lot of people know whats going on. A lot of people act like they know what is going on. Unfortunately someone has to be wrong or right.

In order to understand someone, you have reach some common ground. The common ground in this OP is very important.

You have to understand.




Consider a civilization based upon a court in a thriving city— Baghdad, for example. Arts and the intellect flourish. But over several generations, as the great Islamic philosopher of the fourteenth century Ibn Khaldun put it, the civilized become decadent with luxury. They lose their sharpness and think only of the good and the beautiful. And then some tribe of fierce Bedouin, smelling out weakness, come thundering in from the desert and storm the city. As barbarians, they do not understand the usages of civilization. They stable their horses in the libraries and use sculptures as doorstops, pictures for target practice. Given a pillow, Ibn Khaldun tells us contemptuously, they suppose it to be a bundle of rags. In time, however, the power of a superior culture is felt, and these people adopt and sometimes extend the ways of civilization, until they too are overthrown in their turn.

www.newcriterion.com...

This is the turning point, make no doubt about that. Knowledge is found in history. Make of it what you will.



posted on Mar, 13 2017 @ 11:39 PM
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a reply to: allsee4eye

Well, who makes the call, courts or Trump?



posted on Mar, 13 2017 @ 11:40 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Because TN isn't the first to try this win. All others have failed, last I heard.

Trump loves Twitter and has already mocked and discriminated at least two judges who went against him.



posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 01:03 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Whatever Happened to " States Rights " when it comes to Immigration ? Can the Federal Government just Dictate the Terms of Resettlement of Alleged Refugees to States within the Union without their Approval First ? It does seem to be an Unconstitutional way of Governing , does it not ?



posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 01:29 AM
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originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: xuenchen

Whatever Happened to " States Rights " when it comes to Immigration ? Can the Federal Government just Dictate the Terms of Resettlement of Alleged Refugees to States within the Union without their Approval First ? It does seem to be an Unconstitutional way of Governing , does it not ?


States can not bar any person from their state that is legally in the United States.



posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 01:49 AM
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originally posted by: Pyle

originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: xuenchen

Whatever Happened to " States Rights " when it comes to Immigration ? Can the Federal Government just Dictate the Terms of Resettlement of Alleged Refugees to States within the Union without their Approval First ? It does seem to be an Unconstitutional way of Governing , does it not ?


States can not bar any person from their state that is legally in the United States.




" challenging the federal refugee resettlement program for violating the state’s sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. "


Congress cannot directly compel States to Enforce Federal Regulations , but the SCOTUS can Decide in Court if a States 10th Amendment Right was Violated by a Federal Imposed Law .



posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 02:17 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Tennessee??? No, you don't say?

I hate bigots, but it becomes really cliche when they do something so obvious in a place like Tennessee.
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posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 07:30 AM
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a reply to: reldra

That's... awfully offensive.




posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 07:53 AM
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originally posted by: reldra
a reply to: xuenchen

Tennessee??? No, you don't say?

I hate bigots, but it becomes really cliche when they do something so obvious in a place like Tennessee.


Let me guess, you're from someplace "advanced" like California or New York?



posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 08:20 AM
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a reply to: reldra

You hat bigots?

Can you see the irony?



posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 08:26 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Obama refugee program was to inundate the poor black communities with Muslim refugees to be able to gather enough followers from newly converted citizens and influence politics and policies.

He planted the refugees almost every state in the nation where welfare programs were big.

What that tells you.



posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 08:27 AM
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a reply to: reldra

Girl, I know we have had our disagreements in the past but I want to ask you a serious question and I expect a serious answer, ok?

Is it possible for someone to oppose taking in refugees AND not be a bigot?

Or is everyone that is critical of taking in refugees bigoted?

I'm looking for the middle ground, here.



posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 09:22 AM
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a reply to: Swills

The Supreme Court. This is the only court that has authority over the entire nation rather than over a single region.
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