Americans have Rejected Socialism at Least Twice, once on November 8th and once in 1623!

When the Mayflower passengers started their pilgrimage in July of 1620, they were traveling on nothing less than blind faith. The 50 Separatists, or “Saints”, wanted to separate from the Church of England. To help cover expenses, they took aboard an equal amount of non-Separatists, or “Strangers”. These Strangers were investors as well as tradesmen and servants.

The king granted them permission to settle in Virginia. Bad weather, or perhaps God’s hand, forced their ship off course. They reached land north of British territory which voided their patent. This caused some strangers to suggest breaking from the crown. To avoid mutiny, William Bradford, the leader of the pilgrimage, composed an agreement ensuring the group worked together. All males of age were required to sign the Mayflower Compact before exiting the ship.

Later, Bradford requested the opportunity to self-govern, which the king allowed. As a result, the Pilgrims are considered the first true Americans outside of the Native American
The ship landed on Saturday, November 11, 1620. After signing the Compact, the group remained on board to observe the Sabbath the following day. Elder Brewster conducted their day of worship and thanksgiving to God for a safe voyage. Bradford recorded their impressions in his book Of Plymouth Plantation:

“Being thus arrived in a good harbor, and brought safe to land, they fell upon their knees and blessed the God of Heaven who had brought them over the vast and furious ocean, and delivered them from all the perils and miseries thereof, again to set their feet on the firm and stable earth, their proper element.”
The 102 passengers slept and lived on the Mayflower over the next several months as they constructed their settlement.

Their first winter was brutal with about half of the Pilgrims dying. Bradford’s young wife fell off the ship and drowned. Others perished from illness, disease, and the cold.

In the spring of 1621, the Pilgrims moved into their new homes and the Mayflower returned to England. The colonists soon met and became friends with Samoset and Squanto. These Native Americans helped the new Americans learn to fertilize the land, plant crops and fish. Bradford cherished Squanto’s friendship as noted in his book. He believed Squanto was a “special instrument sent of God for their good beyond their expectation.”

The New World proved to be challenging to the Pilgrims. Bradford wrote about a horrible drought in July of 1623. The crops withered under the extreme dryness. The Pilgrims needed to refocus.

Bradford recorded that they “set apart a solemn day of humiliation, to seek the Lord by humble and fervent prayer, in this great distress. And He was pleased to give them a gracious and speedy answer, both to their own and the Indians’ admiration that lived amongst them.”

He continued, stating the rain came, “which did so apparently revive and quicken the decayed corn and other fruits, as was wonderful to see, and made the Indians astonished to behold. And afterwards the Lord sent them such seasonable showers, with interchange of fair warm weather as, through His blessing, caused a fruitful and liberal harvest, to their no small comfort and rejoicing. For which mercy, in time convenient, they also set apart a day of thanksgiving.”

Bradford made it clear that he and the Pilgrims thanked God for a bountiful harvest. In addition, they were able to witness to the Indians about God. The pilgrims definitely invited the Indians as their guests to the 3-day Thanksgiving celebration. However, there is no mistake God was the guest of honor.

The Pilgrims came to America for the freedom to worship God. They truly appreciated the help and generosity of the Indians. However their thankfulness for those helpers went to God. To do otherwise would go against their whole purpose of coming to America.

Our Founding Fathers inherited this spirit of Thanksgiving. As a new country, the Second Continental Congress composed the National Thanksgiving Day Proclamation on November 1, 1777. It declared Thursday, December 8, 1777, as a day of “Solemn Thanksgiving and Praise”.

FORASMUCH as it is the indispensable Duty of all Men to adore the superintending Providence of Almighty God; to acknowledge with Gratitude their Obligation to him for benefits received, and to implore such farther Blessings as they stand in Need of; And it having pleased him in his abundant Mercy not only to continue to us the innumerable Bounties of his common Providence, but also to smile upon us in the Prosecution of a just and necessary War, for the Defence and Establishment of our unalienable Rights and Liberties; particularly in that he hath been pleased in so great a Measure to prosper the Means used for the Support of our Troops and to crown our Arms with most signal success:

It is therefore recommended to the legislative or executive powers of these United States, to set apart Thursday, the eighteenth Day of December next, for Solemn Thanksgiving and Praise; That with one Heart and one Voice the good People may express the grateful Feelings of their Hearts, and consecrate themselves to the Service of their Divine Benefactor; and that together with their sincere Acknowledgments and Offerings, they may join the penitent Confession of their manifold Sins, whereby they had forfeited every Favour, and their humble and earnest Supplication that it may please God, through the Merits of Jesus Christ, mercifully to forgive and blot them out of Remembrance; That it may please him graciously to afford his Blessing on the Governments of these States respectively, and prosper the public Council of the whole; to inspire our Commanders both by Land and Sea, and all under them, with that Wisdom and Fortitude which may render them fit Instruments, under the Providence of Almighty God, to secure for these United States the greatest of all human blessings, Independence and Peace; That it may please him to prosper the Trade and Manufactures of the People and the Labour of the Husbandman, that our Land may yet yield its Increase; To take Schools and Seminaries of Education, so necessary for cultivating the Principles of true Liberty, Virtue and Piety, under his nurturing Hand, and to prosper the Means of Religion for the promotion and enlargement of that Kingdom which consisteth in Righteousness, Peace and Joy in the Holy Ghost.

And it is further recommended, that servile Labour, and such Recreation as, though at other Times innocent, may be unbecoming the Purpose of this Appointment, be omitted on so solemn an Occasion.
This document is more overwhelming evidence our Founding Fathers were men of great faith. A strong Christian heritage undoubtedly formed the foundation of our beloved United States of America. It was that way from the very beginning.

As shown, the pilgrims turned to God in times of trial. Likewise, they praised Him in their prosperity.

May we never stop being thankful to God for this wonderful country and all her freedoms. We must always fight to keep the precious liberty God has bestowed upon her.
But that’s just my 2 cents

EVIL George Soros Commits $10 Million to BLACK LIVES MATTER TO Fight ‘Hate Crimes’ Which he Blames on Trump

Multibillionaire George Soros said that he’s “deeply troubled” by all the ‘hate crimes’ that have been committed against minorities in the name of Donald Trump. “We must do something to push back against what’s happening here,” Soros said, adding that the supposed rise in hate crimes can be traced to “dark forces that have been awakened” since Hillary’s spectacular loss.

Being the compassionate philanthropist that he is, Soros has committed to donating $10 million – pocket change – to civil rights organizations across the country in an effort to combat alleged pro-Trump hate crimes. The New York Times reported:

After a series of attacks against immigrants and minorities since Election Day, the financier George Soros says he will commit $10 million from his personal foundation to combat a rise in hate crimes that he linked to the “incendiary rhetoric” of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s campaign.

His nonprofit group, the Open Society Foundations, plans to spend at least $5 million in coming weeks to fund grants of as much as $150,000 to community groups and civil rights organizations to develop plans for combating the recent spate of hate crimes and to work with victims.

The group said additional money would go toward national efforts to improve tracking of hate crimes — an effort that law enforcement officials acknowledge is incomplete. The F.B.I. reported last week that there was an increase of nearly 67 percent last year in hate crimes against Muslim Americans — and an increase of 6 percent against all groups.

Never mind the fact that many of these supposed hate crimes have been shown to be hoaxes, and that many incidents have occurred against Trump supporters themselves. But those aren’t ‘hate crimes.’

Speaking of “Holocaust survivor” Soros, let’s not forget how he operates around the world, and how he uses “philanthropy” to get what he wants:

Trump meets with Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke as he considers Homeland Security appointment

President-elect Donald Trump met with Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke on Monday as he continued to consider appointments to his cabinet.
The Wisconsin law enforcement official and outspoken opponent of the Black Lives Matter movement is under consideration to run the Department of Homeland Security.

From Daily Mail

Trump also saw George W. Bush homeland security official Fran Townsend, today and plans to sit down with House Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul on Tuesday.

Clarke did not speak to reporters gathered in the lobby of Trump Tower when he entered. He passed by nearly two hours later without offering a comment when he exited.
A frequent guest on Fox News, the Democrat has aligned himself with Trump and spoke on his behalf at the Republican National Convention.
The elected official, who voters affirmed for the position four times after his initial appointment, is known for taking on the Black Lives Matter, which he has described as a ‘domestic hate group’ and ‘black slime.’
‘Before long, Black Lies Matter will join forces with ISIS to bring down our legal constituted republic. You heard it first here,’ he said in an October 2015 tweet.
That same month Clarke claimed on Fox ‘there is no police brutality in America.’
‘We ended that back in the ’60s,’ he said. ‘You look at the data and the research, and there’s a new Harvard study out that shows that there is no racism in the hearts of police officers. They go about their daily duty, if you will, to keep communities safe.’

In July he declared a long-running ‘war’ on police after five Dallas officers were gunned down as they kept watch during a Black Lives Matter protest.
Several months later, in October, with the national election just weeks away, Clarke echoed Trump’s claims that the system and the fourth estate are rigged.
He said on Twitter: ‘It’s incredible that our institutions of gov, WH, Congress, DOJ, and big media are corrupt & all we do is b****. Pitchforks and torches time.’
Clarke has more recently taken on anti-Trump protesters, calling them ‘goon anarchists.’
He said in a Nov. 11 tweet that officials could put an end to rioting by declaring a state of emergency and and imposing a curfew.
They should also ‘authorize ALL non lethal force’ he said, including ‘tear gas.’
As DHS secretary, Clarke would be in charge of overseeing the nation’s immigration system and implementing the president-elect’s deportation policy. He’d also be in charge of the Transportation Security Administration.

DIRTY, DIRTY, DIRTY – Merkel BACKED Hillary: Clinton Foundation Received $6M German Taxpayer Cash Pre-Election

HILLARY Clinton is facing a backlash in Germany after it was revealed the country’s taxpayers handed over equivilent to over $6million to her foundation via the government at the height of the US elections.
According to reports, the failed Democratic nominee’s US-based charity received the cash to help plant trees in Africa at exactly the time she declared Angela Merkel her “favourite” politician.

From Express

But the revelation of the financing arangment has been met with scorn.

In October, around the same time the transaction was made, it was revealed that Mrs Clinton said the German Chancellor was one of her “favourites” when asked about who she admired in global politics.

Mrs Clinton said on board her plane: “One of my favourites is Angela Merkel because I think she’s been an extraordinary, strong leader during difficult times in Europe, which has obvious implications for the rest of the world and, most particularly, our country.

“And I hope I’ll have the opportunity to work with her in the future.”

The Clinton Foundation has been the subject of much controversy since the publishing of a top selling book “Clinton Cash”, by author Peter Schweizer.

According to reports the tome alleges foreign groups and governments gave money to Mrs Clinton’s charity in return for access to the State Department while she was Secretary of State.

Now eyebrows are being raised after it was revealed German taxpayers handed over millions in the third quarter of the year, during the period Mrs Clinton was running for President – while at the same time being investigated by the FBI.

And it has been claimed the foundation’s donors list shows the Federal Ministry of the Environment had made the transaction.

Obama Admin to Push Long List of ‘Midnight’ Actions Before End of Term

Several of President Barack Obama’s federal agencies have outlined as many as 98 final regulations for him to implement via executive fiat prior to his departure from the White House in early 2017.

According to Politico, the proposed regulations cover everything from commodities speculation to air pollution, coal mining, fracking and even Planned Parenthood, whose funding the administration hopes to protect.

The regulations would also reportedly further anchor Obamacare into law, making it more cumbersome for President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican Congress to abolish it when he steps into office.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has warned, however, that any “midnight regulations” rushed through in Obama’s final days would ultimately be revoked, one way or another.

“Should you ignore this counsel, please be aware that we will work with our colleagues to ensure that Congress scrutinizes your actions — and, if appropriate, overturns them – pursuant to the Congressional Review Act,” he wrote in a letter to Obama’s federal agencies, The Hill reported.

Despite the threat, some agencies still remained steadfast in their mission to over-regulate America.
“As I’ve mentioned to you before, we’re running — not walking — through the finish line of President Obama’s presidency,” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy reportedly wrote to her fellow agency employees the day after Trump won the 2016 election.

As explained by the Foundation for Economic Education, the strategy for blocking quickly crafted regulations by the EPA and other agencies centered on passing a bill dubbed the Midnight Rules Relief Act, which would reportedly strengthen the 1996 Congressional Review Act and thus empower Congress with the authority to overturn needless executive regulations.

“As it is now, CRA actions can cover only one rule at a time,” the foundation wrote. “Given that more than 1,000 regulations will be CRA-eligible next Congress, this could mean a lot of votes.”

Were Congress to pass the Midnight Rules Relief Act, it could bundle its repeals together, making it exceptionally easy for Republican lawmakers to halt Obama’s lame-duck actions.

Trump Announces He’s Working With Carrier To Keep Them Manufacturing In America

What did President Barack Obama do for Thanksgiving? Well, probably a number of things, but his most visible act was the annual turkey-pardoning at the White House.

According to NPR, Obama admitted that he was making “dad jokes” when he “pardoned” a duo of turkeys named Tater and Tot in the Rose Garden on Wednesday.

“When somebody at your table tells you that you’ve been hogging all of the side dishes, you can’t have any more, I hope that you respond with a creed that sums up the spirit of a hungry people: ‘Yes, we cran,’” the president said. “Look, I know there are some bad ones in here, but this is the last time I’m doing this, so we’re not leaving any room for leftovers.”
And what was President-elect Donald Trump doing for his Thanksgiving break? Oh, just trying to save over a thousand jobs in Indiana. No big deal.

And no dad jokes.

According to The Daily Caller, Trump spent his turkey day trying to get air conditioner manufacturer Carrier to keep their jobs in the United States.
“I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S. (Indiana),” Trump tweeted. “MAKING PROGRESS — Will know soon!”
Carrier made national news in February when it announced it was sending its Indianapolis plant south of the border, axing 1,400 American jobs in the process. A video that showed the moment the announcement was made went viral and managed to make Carrier the face of outsourcing job loss in the United States.

Trump had addressed the situation during an April rally in Indiana, saying “You’re going to bring it across the border, and we’re going to charge you a 35 percent tax. Now within 24 hours they’re going to call back. ‘Mr. President, we’ve decided to stay. We’re coming back to Indianapolis.’”
“Carrier has had discussions with the incoming administration and we look forward to working together,” Carrier said in a Twitter statement. “Nothing to announce at this time.”

Meanwhile, a further update from the White House: President Obama said that “(w)e should also make sure everyone has something to eat on Thanksgiving. Of course, except the turkeys, because they’re already stuffed.” Further bulletins as events warrant.

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Trump Announces Trey Gowdy Is Finalist For One CRUCIAL Position In His Cabinet, Are You Excited?

by Chris Reynolds

Trey Gowdy recently received excellent news that he had been reelected by a landslide for a fourth term in his Congressional seat representing upstate South Carolina.

However, he may never serve that fourth term because, according to reports, he is a finalist for a very important position in the cabinet that President-Elect Donald Trump is currently assembling.
Several names have been floated as potential choices for potential U.s. Attorney General, and Trey Gowdy’s is at the top of the list together with the likes of Rudy Giuliani.
Gowdy did not say whether he would accept the position if offered and leave Congress, but he said the following about his role in Washington: “The voters have given us the greatest privilege in a democratic republic, which is the opportunity to govern.”
Gowdy added, “It is imperative we keep our word to the American people and govern in a way worthy of their respect. Voters spoke in loud, clear terms and those entrusted with the opportunity to serve should listen and hear with equal clarity.” Do you think Trump should pick Gowdy?

Trump Promises To Delete Obama’s Policies With Executive Actions On Day 1

President-elect Donald Trump sent out a video message to the country Monday evening promising to uphold some of the key promises of his campaign once he gets into office. In his video address to Americans he outlined just how he was going to make big changes, things that he can do one day one in the White House.

According to the U.K. Daily Mail, Trump released the video message via YouTube, where he outlined six policy promises that he could accomplish by executive order on day one of his presidency.

These key points showed that Trump was serious when he said he was going to make America great again.
On the video, Trump promised to pull the United States out of the controversial Tran-Pacific-Partnership, a multilateral trade cooperation that Trump had before argued would cost the United States untold jobs.

“I am going to issue our notice of intent to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a potential disaster for our country,” he stated. “Instead, we will negotiate fair bilateral trade deals that bring jobs and industry back onto American shores.”

Trump also showed just how he was going to attack the policies of the past, saying, “I will formulate a rule which says that for every one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated. So important.”
Keeping with his theme and promise to bring jobs back to America, Trump commented on the energy issue, saying, “I will cancel job-killing restrictions on the production of American energy, including shale energy and clean coal … creating many millions of high-paying jobs.”

The New York Times commented on the video, arguing that it seemed Donald Trump’s video promise to Make America Great Again was “aimed less at the supporters who chanted that slogan at rallies and more at the Americans who remain skeptical about it.”
It seemed to have worked, as Trump’s video address had already been seen by over 2 million viewers as of Tuesday evening — which is important, because it proves Trump’s preference for going straight to the people actually works.

Variety mentioned that this was one of the “few appearances he has made in the two weeks since he defeated Hillary Clinton for the U.S. presidency,” another having been a sit down with Lesley Stahl on “60 minutes.”

Trump also used this video message to reassure the American people that his transition team was “working very smoothly, efficiently and effectively,” and that they were “truly great and talented men and women, patriots indeed … And many will soon be part of our government, helping us to make America great again.”

Trump was serious about ending Obama’s legacy, and these are just the things he can do by executive action. Just wait until he gets Congress on his side.


Flashback: George Soros Financed Hillary Clinton’s Recount Lawyer Marc Elias

The lawyer representing Hillary Clinton’s recount efforts recently led legal battles against state voting laws with an infusion of funding from billionaire George Soros.
On Saturday, Marc Elias, the Clinton team’s general counsel, announced Clinton’s campaign would participate in Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s recount effort in Wisconsin. Elias also said the Clinton campaign would participate if Stein decides to pursue recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan.
Elias is a senior lawyer at the Perkins Coie law firm, which also represents Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee.

In July, the New York Times reported Soros had pledged up to $5 million for a legal fight led by Elias against what the newspaper characterized as “restrictive voting laws enacted in recent years by Republican-controlled state governments.”

The Times further reported on Elias’ Soros-financed efforts:

Elias, who specializes in voter-protection issues, was in contact with Mr. Soros in January 2014 when Mr. Elias was exploring a series of federal lawsuits before that year’s midterm election and in advance of the 2016 campaign, according to Mr. Soros’s political adviser, Michael Vachon. (Mr. Elias declined to comment on Friday about the funding of the lawsuits.)

The goal is to try to influence voting rules in states where Republican governors and Republican-led legislatures have enacted election laws since 2010, and to be ready to intervene if additional measures are passed over the next 17 months.

At the time, Soros helped pay for two lawsuits in Ohio and Wisconsin, and the billionaire activist contributed funds for suits that, according to the Times, “Mr. Elias and several other groups filed last year in North Carolina.”

In August, the Washington Post spotlighted the Soros-funded legal work of Elias in a profile titled, “The crusade of a Democratic superlawyer with multimillion-dollar backing.” The newspaper described Elias as the “go-to lawyer for Democrats in recount fights and redistricting battles.”

The Post reported on Elias’s top benefactor:

With a multimillion-dollar commitment from liberal mega-donor George Soros, Elias is challenging laws that, he argues, diminish the impact of important Democratic Party constituencies of African Americans, Latinos and young people.

“I don’t think people should think we’re done filing lawsuits for this election cycle,” Elias said in a taxicab interview after two flights and a two-hour weather delay delivered him to Phoenix.

The Post detailed the evolution of Soros’s financial backing:

While Elias will not discuss the funding for his project, Soros’s spokesman Michael Vachon said Elias approached them with a set of proposals for challenging state restrictions that would be helpful “up and down the ballot.”

That was appealing to Soros, who began his political giving with voter mobilization efforts, Vachon said. And they agreed with Elias that there was work to be done beyond what the civil rights groups, to which Soros also contributes, were doing. …

Soros has given $5 million to the trust that funds the litigation, Vachon said, and Elias said he has picked his shots with an eye toward “protecting the Obama coalition” of African Americans, Latinos and young people.

Clinton’s direct involvement through Elias in the recount efforts follows a New York Magazine article by contributing editor Gabriel Sherman last week first revealing that Clinton’s campaign had been urged by “a group of prominent computer scientists and election lawyers” to call a recount in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

“The group, which includes voting-rights attorney John Bonifaz and J. Alex Halderman, the director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society, believes they’ve found persuasive evidence that results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania may have been manipulated or hacked,” Sherman reported.

Bonifaz is the founder of the National Voting Rights Institute (NVRI), where he also served as General Counsel.

The NRVI’s website documents it is the recipient of “generous foundation and institutional support” from 24 past and present grantors, including Soros’s Open Society Institute.

The NRVI is also funded by the Soros-funded Tides Foundation, and the Joyce Foundation, which has partnered with the Open Society Foundations on numerous projects. President Obama served as a paid board member of the Joyce Foundation for eight years from 1994 to 2002. Joyce has also been a prominent donor to the Soros-funded Media Matters For America progressive activist group.

It is worth noting that from 2012 to 2014, New York Magazine’s Sherman was the Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow at New America, a think-tank that, like the NRVI, received funding from Soros’s Open Society Foundations and the Joyce Foundation in addition to scores of other liberal groups. Another New America donor is the Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation. Jonathan is George Soros’s son.

New America describes itself as “renewing American politics, prosperity, and purpose in the Digital Age. We generate big ideas, bridge the gap between technology and policy, and curate broad public conversation.”

The recount efforts jumpstarted after Jill Stein at the last minute last Friday filed a petition for a recount in Wisconsin.

According to Politico, Stein was prompted by Sherman’s article:

Stein first set a goal to raise $2.5 million to fund a recount in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania based off a report from New York Magazine that said prominent cybersecurity experts were urging Hillary Clinton’s campaign to contest the results there, citing suspicious results.

Aaron Klein is Breitbart’s Jerusalem bureau chief and senior investigative reporter. He is a New York Times bestselling author and hosts the popular weekend talk radio program, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio.” Follow him on Twitter @AaronKleinShow. Follow him on Facebook.

With research by Joshua Klein.

Obama Fast Tracks 1,800 Muslims Migrants to the US That Australia Rejected

by Tim Brown

Well, Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah knows his time is short and he is probably more dangerous at this point than the entire eight years previous. Reports are now coming forward that he is attempting to fast track 1,800 Muslim migrants into the US that were rejected by Australia as illegal aliens.

WND reports:

Congress only learned of the deal through media reports two weeks ago and, according to a letter sent to administration officials by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., the deal is not only a matter of grave national security concern, but it could be illegal.

That’s because it amounts to an international treaty that Secretary of State John Kerry negotiated without consulting or notifying Congress according to Article II, Section II of the U.S. Constitution, according to the letter, sent by the two lawmakers Nov. 22 to Kerry and DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson.

Nearly 2,500 of them were interdicted off the coast of Australia in 2013 in accordance with that country’s policy of not accepting any of the wave of “refugees” streaming out of the Middle East. Unlike Europe, Australia effectively said “no” to the United Nations’ plan to open up Western democracies for millions of refugees fleeing not only the Syrian civil war but conflicts in Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan and even countries like Pakistan that are not at war. Germany alone has accepted 1.5 million Muslim refugees and subjected itself to thousands of sexual assaults on its women and girls.

But migrants who tried to get to Australia did not find a welcome mat. They were rescued by the Australian coast guard from their unsafe vessels and taken to off-shore camps on the Islands of Papua New Guinea and Nauru, where they have remained ever since. The United Nations stepped in and is looking for countries that will take the asylum seekers.

The U.N. found a taker in the Obama administration. Kerry confirmed he had reached a deal to take an undetermined number of the 2,465 aliens for permanent resettlement in the United States. Goodlatte and Grassley said they have since found out that up to 1,800 of the boat people could end up being distributed to U.S. cities and towns. But very little information has been released about the aliens or how many will end up in which American cities.
The letter by representatives read in part:

“This situation is concerning for many reasons. First, your departments negotiated an international agreement regarding refugees without consulting or notifying Congress. Such information was not disclosed to Congress during the annual refugee consultation that occurred on September 13, 2016, even though your staff confirmed that the agreement had, at the time, been negotiated ‘for months.’ Second, the agreement and the number of refugees to be resettled has been deemed by your departments as classified, thus the American people are left in the dark as to the rationale for this agreement. Third, the individuals who will be resettled are coming from countries of national security concern. In fact, two of the countries are officially designated by the State Department to be State Sponsors of Terrorism. Finally, it begs the question why Australia and other countries refuse to admit these individuals, what other countries are doing to help alleviate the situation, what kind of precedent this sets for future refugees interdicted at sea by Australian forces and prevented from entering Australia, and how a similar situation will be prevented in the future.”