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South Carolina citizens sue Lutheran Services Carolina and Governor Nikki Haley for allowing Syrian Refugees.


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Creeping Sharia issued a report on February 18, 2016 titled South Carolina governor sued for importing Muslims.  The article states in part:

South Carolina has been at the forefront of the battle against President Obama’s refugee resettlement plans for nearly a year, with grassroots activists fighting not only the White House but their own Republican Gov. Nikki Haley.

Since that time, it has become apparent to South Carolina conservatives, including many who voted for Haley, that she is a supporter of Obama’s drive to convert millions of recent immigrants into “new Americans” by the time he leaves office, using not only the United Nations refugee pipeline but also a steady influx of illegal immigrants from Central America.

Haley has supported the president’s plan to bring in refugees from jihadist hotspots like Syria and Iraq, the activists say, while also quietly embracing Obama’s resettlement of illegal Central American children in their state, using the family courts to secretly place them in communities without their knowledge or approval.

So now they’re taking their battle against Haley into the courtroom, filing a lawsuit against the governor, the State Department of Social Services, and two church-based organizations that help the government transplant refugees not only in South Carolina but dozens of cities and towns across America.

Creeping Sharia issued a report on December 27, 2015 titled South Carolina: Syrian Muslim invasion begins courtesy of Lutheran Services.   The article states in part:  

South Carolina was one of the first states to protest President Obama’s plans to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees to the United States for permanent resettlement, but those refugees have now started to arrive despite the absence of an official welcome mat.

The uprising grew so intense this past summer that Secretary of State John Kerry dispatched his top refugee official, Assistant Secretary of State Anne Richard, to Spartanburg to quell the backlash against Muslim migrants.

Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, who initially supported the resettlements in her state, changed her mind after the attack on Paris that killed 130 people in November. Those attacks were carried out by eight Islamic terrorists, including one who entered Europe as a “refugee.” Haley joined more than two dozen other governors who told the Obama administration they didn’t want any Syrian refugees.

But none of that protest has stopped Obama’s plans from going forward. The Syrians continue to arrive not only in South Carolina but nationwide, Richard said.

A pair of Syrians were secretly planted last week in Midlands, near the state capital of Columbia, without even the governor’s office being notified. And more Syrians are on their way to the Palmetto State, the South Carolina Department of Social Services confirmed to WND.

The Syrians are being resettled in South Carolina by Lutheran Services Carolinas, a private agency affiliated with Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, one of nine contractors who receive hundreds of millions in federal taxpayer money to resettle foreign refugees in the U.S.

USA Today owned Greenvilleonline.com issued a report on December 18, 2015 titled Syrian refugees arrive in South Carolina, more coming.   The article states in part:

SCOLUMBIA ─ Syrian refugees are being settled in South Carolina, despite a request from Gov. Nikki Haley that they not be placed in the state because of security concerns.

According to the state Department of Social Services, which manages and administers federal funding for refugee programs, earlier this month one pair of Syrians was settled in the Midlands through Lutheran Services Carolinas, a private resettlement agency in the state that assists refugees, and more Syrians are on their way.

“The Department of Social Services has been notified by Lutheran Services Carolinas that another family from Syria has been approved for resettlement in the State,” DSS spokeswoman Karen Wingo told The Greenville News. “However, the Department does not have any additional information at this time regarding their estimated date of arrival or planned location of placement.”

Here are some reasons why Americans are concerned about accepting refugees from Syria:

* Poll: 13% Of Syrian Refugees Support ISIS, 23% — or almost 1 in 4 — could be susceptible to ISIS recruitment. Immigration: A first-of-its-kind survey of the hordes of Syrian refugees entering Europe found 13% support the Islamic State. The poll should raise alarms about the risks posed by the resettlement of 10,000 refugees in the U.S.  The poll of 900 Syrian refugees by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies also found that another 10% of the displaced Syrians have a lukewarm, but not entirely negative, view of the terror group. That means 23% — or almost 1 in 4 — could be susceptible to ISIS recruitment.  It also means as many 2,500 of the 10,000 Syrian refugees that the Obama administration is resettling inside American cities are potential terrorist threats. Investor’s Business Daily reported on November 4, 2015. 

* The Homeland Security Committee for the United States House of Representatives issued a report on February 12, 2015 titled:  FBI Warns of Intelligence Gap on Foreign Fighters in Syria, Iraq.  This report states in part:  “We don't have it under control,” said Mr. Michael Steinback, Assistant Director for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  “Absolutely, we're doing the best we can. If I were to say that we had it under control, then I would say I know of every single individual traveling. I don't. And I don't know every person there and I don't know everyone coming back. So it's not even close to being under control.”  Homeland Security Committee, February 12, 2015.

* ISIS terrorists have tried to exploit the Syrian refugee program to get into the United States, the House Homeland Security Committee chairman claimed Monday.  The New York Post reported, December 8, 2015.    

*  CIA Director John Brennan said during the February 14, 2016 episode of CBS 60 Minutes that “ISIS has access to chemical weapons.”  CBS.com, February 14, 2016

Once inside the United States an overlooked threat can pose danger to citizens in any state.

It is very troubling that Lutheran Services Carolina and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service are not making it a priority to keep the people of America safe by not accepting Syrian refugees.

Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send to express concern to Lutheran Services Carolina, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and Governor Nikki Haley regarding the placement of Syrian refugees..

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Contact information:

Lutheran Services Carolina
1416 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.
PO Box 947, Salisbury, NC 28145
Phone: 704-637-2870
Toll Free: 1-800-HELPING
Fax: 704-637-2950

Linda Hartke, President and CEO
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
700 Light Street Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone: 410-230-2762
Fax: 410-230-2890

The Honorable Nikki R. Haley
Office of the Governor
1205 Pendleton Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Phone: 803.734.2100
Fax: 803.734.5167


Ted W. Goins, Jr.
LSC President and
Chief Executive Officer
Lutheran Services Carolina




Myra N. Griffie
LSC Chief Operating Officer
Lutheran Services Carolina



Elizabeth "Betty" Kuhn
LSC Chief Development Officer
Lutheran Services Carolina



Linda Hartke, President
Lutheran Immigration
and Refugee Service


Gary Gold-Moritz
Chief Operating Officer
Lutheran Immigration
and Refugee Service



Annie Wilson
Chief Strategy Officer
Lutheran Immigration
and Refugee Service



Ms. Christine Grumm
Board Chair, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
Chris Grumm Consulting Group, Portland, OR



The Rev. J. Bart Day, Vice Chair
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service



South Carolina Governor
Nikki Haley



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