Their plan to let in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016, was proven successful (they managed to place 12,000). Plan on many, many more in 2017, if they get their way.
But there’s something odd in those numbers that Pelosi is pushing – specifically where the refugees are actually going.
And while her district hasn’t had the burden of taking in one single refugee she’s still a strident supporter of the program.
California has let in its share of refugees. Most have gone to San Diego, Sacramento has resettled 250, and the city of Turlock has seen 115.
They’re being resettled near Pelosi’s district too – just not in the district. In Oakland, 28 Syrian refugees have been resettled, San Jose has taken 9 in and Los Gatos and Walnut Creek have seen 7 and 5 respectively.
Once they arrive, Syrians are given “temporary protected custody” status, a designation that permits foreign nationals to live in the U.S. without immigration approval because returning home would put their lives in danger.
So what gives, Nancy? When are you – and the voters in your district – going to let their doors swing wide and take in all those refugees you so clearly want to help?