Claim: President Obama issued an order providing funds to “allow hundreds of thousands of Palestinians to resettle in the United States.”
Example: [Collected via e-mail, February 2009]
President Barack Obama has signed an executive order presidential determination allowing hundreds of thousands of Palestinians to resettle in the United States. Sure, what can go wrong when we allow hundreds of thousands of people who have been, as Mark Steyn memorably described,
“marinated” in a “sick death cult,” who voted for Hamas, and 55% of whom support suicide bombings live here and at the American taxpayers’ expense:
By executive order, President Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of
The “presidential determination” which allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to Hamas to resettle in the United States was signed on
Few on Capitol Hill took note that the order provides a free ticket replete with housing and food allowances to individuals who have displayed their overwhelming support of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in the parliamentary election of January 2006.
Variations: A later version of this piece opened with a reference to
Origins: In late January 2009, the United Nations issued an appeal for
The funds will also help to remove the debris of war, including unexploded ordnance, finance emergency repairs for basic infrastructure, and provide psychological help for the victims. An appeal for longer-term needs will be launched later. “With the help of this $613 million appeal, the United Nations and other aid agencies can jump into action to help the
The appeal will cover requirements of the UN and other aid agencies for the next six to nine months and cover critical areas such as food, water, sanitation, health care and shelter, as well as support basic services, such as education.
The funds will also help to remove the debris of war, including unexploded ordnance, finance emergency repairs for basic infrastructure, and provide psychological help for the victims. An appeal for longer-term needs will be launched later.
“With the help of this $613 million appeal, the United Nations and other aid agencies can jump into action to help the
Also in late January 2009, President Obama issued Presidential Determination
By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section
This order simply authorized a contribution of up to
According to the U.S. Department of State, the funds are to be distributed as follows:
Of the $20.3 million in new ERMA funds,
In May 2007, President George W. Bush issued a similar Presidential Determination authorizing the expenditure of
Last updated: 19 May 2009
Klein, Aaron. “Obama Didn’t OK Palestinian Migration to U.S.” WorldNetDaily. 15 February 2009. Lee, Matthew. “US Puts Up $20 Million for Gaza Relief.” Associated Press. 30 January 2009.
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