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SEE Georgia attorney general: State can't stop resettlement of Syrian refugees or deny benefits

Dec. 30, 2015

”ATLANTA — Georgia cannot exclude Syrian refugees from resettlement in the state or deny them federally funded benefits, the state attorney general wrote in an official opinion Wednesday.

Attorney General Sam Olens wrote Wednesday in an official opinion that there is no law that allows a state to single out refugees from a particular country for exclusion from the refugee resettlement program.”

Attorney General Sam Olens also asserts in the article that “the decision to place refugees in a particular state rests entirely with the federal government”. But what Sam Olens fails to establish is the wording in our Constitution under which our federal government has been granted a power to admit refugees at our ports of entry and then force them upon the States.

The fact is, under the Articles of Confederation each state, and this specifically includes the State of Georgia [one of the original 13 States] regulated immigration into their state. This original power exercised by the State of Georgia has never been repealed nor has it been delegated to the United States by our Constitution.

Although Congress has been granted the exclusive power to set the requirements which a foreigner residing in a particular state must meet to become a citizen of the United States, that limited power was never intended to, nor does it, alter Georgia’s original policing powers over foreign immigration into their State.

The question which Georgia’s Attorney General needs to answer for the good people of Georgia is, what provision in our federal Constitution forbids the Governor and Legislature of the State of Georgia to regulate foreign immigration into their state? Additionally, the Attorney General needs to identify the wording in our federal Constitution under which Congress or our President, has allegedly been granted a power to admit foreigners at our ports of entry and then compel the various States to accept them.

Keep in mind that a power not granted by our Constitution to the federal government is a power denied, and, all powers not delegated by our Constitution to the federal government are reserved by the States under the 10 Amendment!

To assume our President or Congress can exercise powers not granted by the people in our written Constitution is to assume ”the servant is above his master; that the representatives of the people are superior to the people themselves.”___ quoting Hamilton in Federalist No 78.

Is it not time for the Attorney General of Georgia to grow a spine and tell Obama and his open border crowd to go pound sand?


"The Constitution is the act of the people, speaking in their original character, and defining the permanent conditions of the social alliance; and there can be no doubt on the point with us, that every act of the legislative power contrary to the true intent and meaning of the Constitution, is absolutely null and void. ___ Chancellor James Kent, in his Commentaries on American Law [1858]
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