Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) wrote an op-ed in The Daily Caller calling on Congress to deny Pres. Obama’s demand to increase funding to the refugee resettlement program to $3.9 billion. This is nearly a 250% increase that will support settling refugees and illegal alien border-crossers in the United States.

In the op-ed Rep. Babin explains that granting this refugee “slush fund” would encourage more illegal aliens to cross the border.

This multi-billion dollar refugee slush fund would also send the message to tens of thousands of illegals who are waiting to cross the border that when they do, Uncle Sam has borrowed a few billion dollars from the Chinese in order to provide them with cash and welfare services – only serving to encourage more illegal border crossings.

He also describes the national security risks the shortened vetting process poses to our already overwhelmed law enforcement and to the American people.

This also comes at a time when the Department of Homeland Security expedited the entry of a record 10,000 poorly screened refugees from hotbeds of radical Islamic terror, like the failed state of Syria…

Why would we further stretch the resources of law enforcement by bringing in thousands of additional people for law enforcement to track and keep tabs on, especially while innocent Americans have been targeted and killed?  The murder of Americans – if nothing else – should give us all pause about admitting refugees from hotbeds of terrorism.

Last year Rep. Babin introduced legislation to immediately suspend the refugee resettlement program until the Government Accountability Office (GAO) completes a thorough examination of its costs on federal, state and local governments. He also sent a letter, signed by 73 other House members, to House leadership asking them to halt funding the refugee resettlement program in last year’s omnibus spending bill.

Read Rep. Babin’s full op-ed at The Daily Caller.

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Updated: Tue, Dec 20th 2016 @ 4:10pm EST