West Virginia’s $784 million in debt -- complete, absolute debt.

A still image from a viral video alleging that new housing was being built for hundreds of Muslim refugees from Syria.

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West Virginia’s $784 million in debt -- complete, absolute debt. Right here, they are building new houses where they have taken white folks and blacks folks and they’ve moved them down the road here to substandard housing conditions, so that 321 Syrian Muslims can move down into this neighborhood.

The video was posted to Facebook and Twitter on March 4, 2017, by Jason James Britt.

Is this fake news? Politifact and Snopes says it is. I did some research and found this.

From West Virginia MetroNews

Notice the date of this article.

Preps for Syrian refugee resettlements continue in Charleston despite uncertainty under Trump

By Shauna Johnson in News | January 24, 2017 at 11:36AM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As it stands now, it could be May or June at the earliest before the first of up to 100 Syrian refugees, 30 families in all, arrive in West Virginia’s Capital City, according to one member of the West Virginia Interfaith Refugee Ministry.

In December, the U.S. State Department approved a refugee resettlement program in Charleston for those fleeing the years-long Syrian civil war. The settlement designation status, though, could change under President Donald Trump.

At one point on the campaign trail, Trump pledged to keep all Muslims immigrants from entering the U.S. and later promised to halt refugee resettlements from nations possibly compromised by Islamic terrorism.

“Refugees coming to our country have been part of our existence for centuries,” argued Rabbi Victor Urecki of the B’nai Jacob Synagogue in Charleston who also works with the Interfaith Refugee Ministry.

On further research I discovered this from the US Department of State

Since the passage of the Refugee Act in 1980, which incorporated this definition of refugee into the INA, the United States has admitted more than 3 million refugees and granted asylum status to over 721,000 individuals.

In FY 2020, the United States expects to resettle up to 18,000 refugees, as well as processing more than 350,000 individuals included in new asylum claims.  They will join more than one million asylum seekers who are already inside the United States and who are awaiting adjudication of their claims.

More research; from WSAZ Television in West Virginia, again notice the date.

West Virginia governor: State will keep accepting refugees

By Associated Press | 

Posted: Sat 3:13 PM, Dec 21, 2019  | 

Updated: Sat 3:42 PM, Dec 21, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va.(AP) -- West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says the state will keep accepting refugees, declining an offer by President Donald Trump's administration that lets states halt resettlement.

In a letter Friday consenting to resettlement, the Republican governor wrote that refugees are vetted and approved by the appropriate federal agencies. He said that they have become productive citizens and are welcomed into the West Virginia family.

He lauded the “great success” West Virginia has enjoyed with its refugee resettlement agency since it started operating in 1978.

So far, no states have said they plan to stop accepting refugees under Trump's order. About half have consented.

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