Refugee Resettlement Watch

North Carolina: Immigrants getting all the jobs!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 2, 2014

Recently we told you about the busy beaver federal refugee contractors who are working hard to bring MORE cheap immigrant labor to North Carolina while native North Carolinians are going without work at an unprecedented rate.

See two recent posts here and here about North Carolina.

Then see the proof from the Center for Immigration Studies which analyzed the statistics to confirm what we suspected.

Previously CIS reported on similar numbers for the states of Florida and Tennessee.

Natives accounted for most of the growth in population, but all employment growth went to immigrants

The Gang of Eight immigration bill (S.744) passed by the Senate last June would have roughly doubled the number of new foreign workers allowed into the country, as well as legalized illegal immigrants already here. North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagen (D) voted for it. An analysis of government data by the Center for Immigration Studies shows that, since 2000, all of the net increase in the number of working-age (16 to 65) people holding a job in North Carolina has gone to immigrants (legal and illegal). This is the case even though the native-born accounted for 61 percent of growth in the state’s total working-age population.

Read it all, it is shocking!

I wonder if the same thing holds for Pennsylvania?

For more posts like this one, see our category ‘legal immigration and jobs’ by clicking here.

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Refugees get jobs as dealers in PA casinos

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 2, 2014

Jobs Americans won’t do?

Just as Atlantic City, NJ casinos are tanking with thousands expected to be unemployed, across the river in Pennsylvania refugees are getting jobs paying $22 to $28 an hour.  I know that area of Southern NJ and this is going to have a far reaching impact on the local economy.  Some of those employees might want to head to Pennsylvania.  But….

Extended family of Bhutanese refugees see first snow in Pennsylvania! PA is the top resettlement state for Bhutanese followed by Texas, NY, and Georgia. http://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/profiles/bhutanese/population-movements/

From AP at Go Erie:

The gambling industry in western Pennsylvania is betting on refugee immigrants. And casinos say it’s paying off.

At Presque Isle Downs & Casino, 40 percent of the men and women in the pits flipping cards and counting chips got their initial training in a room barely larger than a closet in the rear of a former Methodist church owned by Multicultural Community Resource Center, an Erie nonprofit that helps resettled refugees find jobs, housing and schools.

[....]

Nearly 200 of the 1,800 workers at Rivers Casino on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, including those in the finance department and blackjack dealers, arrived as documented immigrants in the State Department’s refugee resettlement program. That’s twice the rate of foreign-born employment for the rest of Allegheny County, and it’s growing as charities help the state-regulated gambling parlor place qualified, law-abiding immigrants in service jobs that pay $22 to $28 an hour, depending on tips.

Now check this out!

That last line above (in red) has been edited because another version of the same article (this one at the Washington Times) says this:

Nearly 200 of the 1,800 workers at Rivers Casino on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, from the finance department to blackjack dealers, arrived as documented immigrants in the State Department’s refugee resettlement program. That’s twice the rate of foreign-born employment for the rest of Allegheny County, and it’s growing as charities - including the Catholic Diocese, Jewish Family and Children’s Services and the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council - help the state-regulated gambling parlor place qualified, law-abiding immigrants in service jobs that pay $22 to $28 an hour, depending on tips.

So why did Go Erie take out the names of the contractors resettling refugees in the area?

For more information, see our July post herePittsburgh at “tipping point!”  For more on how we came to take 70,000 plus Bhutanese refugees in the last few years, type ‘Bhutanese Sauerbrey’ into our search window.

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Welcome to all of our new readers!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 2, 2014

The Daily Caller interview we did last week has resulted in a welcome flood of new readers.

You have arrived at a point (mentioned here a few days ago) where I am planning to take a break and return writing shorter posts more frequently (if possible! because there is so much news on “refugees” now) and will use links to direct you to some of our previous 5,000 plus posts for background.  I’m pretty sure you can set up a digest if you find you are receiving too many e-mails in a day.

If you have just arrived and want to learn more, my best suggestion is to use our search window.  For example, you might type in your city or state and see what we have written about where you live.  LOL!  I don’t recommend typing in just ‘Somalis’ though unless you want to see a list of at least 500 posts on that subject!

I notice some of you are checking our ‘your state’ category which we have been remiss in keeping up.  So, it’s best to type your state into the search window as I just mentioned.

And, I apologize in advance for not being able to answer all of your e-mails.  Put something catchy in the subject line, or put a question there so I might see it more easily.

My break is over!  Welcome!

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Daily Caller interview by Ginni Thomas

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 1, 2014

I was honored to be interviewed by Ginni Thomas for her “Leaders” series last week.  You can see the 22-minute interview by clicking here. (May take a few seconds to load video, or at least it does on my computer!).

More of Ginni Thomas’s interviews may be found by clicking here: http://dailycaller.com/author/ginni-thomas/

Here is some of the text introduction:

As Labor Day looms, President Obama’s immigration policy looks to become a war on American workers. Without prioritizing who’s allowed to come to America, former liberal Ann Corcoran says “the American worker loses. The numbers are too high. We can’t assimilate this many people.”

Marylander Ann Corcoran, who says she was “tea party” before the movement existed, has written a daily blog, as a volunteer activist, at Refugee Resettlement Watch for the last seven years to inform and engage citizens.

Refugee Resettlement Watch is a small but growing daily blog focused on how the government has resettled over 3 million refugees since 1975. Without any financial backing, she is doing what the media and Congress have failed to do – tracking how a federal program is functioning. Corcoran, who has published over 2,500 [5,868--ed] posts now, says “the open border left wants no borders.” And those involved with resettling refugees with the U.N. and Washington want no scrutiny of this program.

More here.

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RRW weekly summary for the week ending August 30th, 2014

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 31, 2014

For the last few weeks, I have been giving you all a summary of how we are doing here at RRW including top posts and top countries from which readers arrived.  Click here for all of the previous reports.

This week’s report follows below.

I didn’t get to this summary sooner because our internet had been down late in the week.  Not able to have my daily fix of posting, I realized I need a break—a little vacation from blogging to catch my breath and to catch up on reading and your e-mails.   So, you may hear from me in the coming days only if something earth-shattering happens.   And, when I do post I’m thinking of trying to post more (but shorter!) posts every day.  I’ve tried that before, but it’s hard to bring the new readers (who arrive daily) along without additional explanation.  So we will see how it works!

Our top posts of the past week are as follows (you can see daily Top Posts in the right hand sidebar):

1.  Australian website (Pickering Post) posts what the Australian Left-media doesn’t want you to see

2.  Why so many Somalis in Minneapolis?

3.  Our fact sheet

Top countries from which readers have arrived in the past week.  The US is always first, and Canada, the UK and Australia switch around from week to week.

Australia

Canada

United Kingdom

Germany

India

Thailand

United Arab Emirates (new this week in top ten)

South Africa

Japan (new this week)

Turkey

While I am taking a break, please search RRW for topics of interest.  There are 5,868 posts here.  The best way to find something is by typing a couple of key words into the search window.

If you are a new reader, consider subscribing or follow us on twitter (@refugeewatcher) or facebook (RefugeeInfoResource).  ‘Like us’ on facebook!

And apologies to all who e-mail and comment, sorry if I don’t respond much, there are just not enough hours in my day!

It occurs to me that I do see everyone’s comments to posts because we do screen them (no foul language, no threats), so if you have something you want me to see, I don’t at all mind if you send the link as a comment to a post, even if it’s a little off-topic.

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ORR Annual Report to Congress for 2012 is available

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 29, 2014

Washington revolving door! Eskinder Negash (left) Director of ORR pictured with Lavinia Limon (second from right), Clinton Director of ORR and Negash’s former boss at the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, a private federal resettlement contractor. Photo: http://www.kontrolmag.com/wyclef-plays-wtongue-to-raise-awareness-about-refugees-immigrants/dsc8260-xl-2/

I don’t know when they published it, but it now appears that the Office of Refugee Resettlement is trying to catch up on those legally required annual reports.

At one point, ORR was behind for three years making the reports virtually useless for anyone examining the program (if only Congress would examine this program!).

By law, the reports to Congress are to be filed by the end of January of the following fiscal year.  So, that would mean that the report for FY 2013 should have already been made available by having been filed in January or February of this year.  (See our post about the fact that the reports were always on time until the Clinton years when Lavinia Limon was in charge of ORR, here).

Last night when I wanted to check out how many Somalis we have admitted in recent years, I came across the Annual Report for 2012 submitted by ORR Director, Eskinder Negash.   We had mentioned the availability of FY2011, here in March.

I don’t know the exact publication dates of any of the reports after the Limon years because they are not dated as far as I can tell.  By not publishing a date, no one knows exactly when it went to Congress.

These reports are a treasure-trove of information, and by the way, for all of you doing research on the ‘Unaccompanied Alien Children’ problem, there is a lot in there.   In fiscal year 2012, the ORR was already panicking over the huge jump in illegal alien children coming under their care.

Click here for the report!

One of the first things I check is welfare usage by refugees (page 106) and get this —it is definitely up.  Food stamp usage has gone from 49% of refugees using food stamps in 2007 to 73% for 2012.  The refugee group using food stamps at the highest rate (89%) were Middle Easterners.

So, check it out!  There are hours of reading fun for you this Labor Day weekend!

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Minnesota Somali refugee believed to be second ‘American’ killed while fighting with ISIS

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 28, 2014

Between the illegal alien “children” (wannabe refugees) invading our southern border and some of the American ISIS fighters turning out to be “refugees” we welcomed to America, the general public sure is getting an education about our Refugee Resettlement and Asylum Program this summer!

 

Waging demographic Jihad as well as violent Jihad, the 29-year old Somali refugee we raised, reportedly left behind nine children for taxpayers to support. Photo: http://drrichswier.com/2014/06/20/jihad-cool-muslims-u-s-head-syria-iraq-join-isis-bring-back-caliphate/

 

This latest news comes as no surprise to us since we have been writing about the recruitment of Somali “youths” for the international Jihad since 2008.  See much of our earliest coverage at this post or type ‘Somali missing youths’ into our search window. [Want to write a book on this?  Most of your research is on the pages of RRW!]

We attended a hearing in Washington in March 2009 at which Senators Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins listened to US intelligence testimony which promoted the naive dream-world notion that the “youths” were only giving up the good life in America to go to Somalia to fight the Ethiopian invaders of their homeland.  The Senators were visibly relieved to be told it was only nationalism driving the recruitment—but the intelligence was wrong and they were WRONG!

Think about it!  Through our refugee program we are bringing young children to America (who otherwise might have died in their homeland) who we pay to raise—school, medical, housing all provided—believing they will melt in our mythical melting-pot and instead we grow healthy fighters to terrorize the world.   By the way, just about every Somali in America is here as a refugee or child of a refugee.  Some have entered illegally (or in years past, overstayed a visa) and been granted asylum, but the lion’s share came through the US State Department as refugees.

The contractors who brought the Somalis to Minnesota are Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services of MN, and World Relief of MN, here.

Before I get to the breaking news, you need to know that we are on target to receive one of the highest numbers of new Somali refugees since the three Bush years when numbers topped ten thousand (2004, 2005, and 2006).  See that post.

As of July 31st we have “welcomed” 7,326 new Somalis to America this fiscal year!

We saw this coming in a post in June.  From Fox News (hat tip: Deb):

[emphasis is mine]

A second American killed fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria has been identified as Abdirahmaan Muhumed, of Minneapolis, two sources told Fox News late Wednesday.

KMSP-TV in Minneapolis reported that Muhumed was killed in the same battle as Douglas McArthur McCain***, who grew up outside Minneapolis in the town of New Hope and most recently lived in San Diego. The State Department confirmed McCain’s death earlier this week, but spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Wednesday that the U.S. has no independent confirmation of the second American’s death. “We’re looking into it,” she said.

A source told Fox News that Muhumed’s family had been sent a photo of his body from Syria, but had not been formally notified by the State Department.

29-years old and the father of nine!  So, guess who will be paying to raise his kids?  You!

A profile of Muhumed by Minnesota Public Radio this past June described him as a 29-year-old Somali-American who had been married more than once and was a father of nine children. MPR reported, citing the FBI, that at least 15 young men from the Twin Citites’ Somali-American community had traveled to Syria to join Islamic State, the militant group formerly known as ISIS that has captured wide swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq.

In a Facebook messages to an MPR reporter, Muhumed wrote “I give up this worldly life for Allah” and “Allah loves those who fight for his cause.” A picture posted on the social network showed Muhumed carrying a Koran in one hand and a rifle in the other.

Federal investigators believe that approximately 100 Americans have traveled to Syria to join Islamist groups. Most of them are disaffected young men targeted by recruitment videos like those one put out by the Somali-based, Al Qaeda-linked group al-Shabaab that praised Minnesota’s “martyrs.”

***McCain had links to this same Somali community.  And, the FBI thought they had this Minnesota recruitment under control years ago.  As reader Ed said yesterday when he sent us this link about McCain:

Somali immigration just keeps finding ways to enrich America. It turns Americans into Somalis.

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Office of Refugee Resettlement releases data on county and state location of sponsored ‘unaccompanied alien children’

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 27, 2014

 

ORR opens with this (hat tip: Cathy):

When a child who is not accompanied by a parent or legal guardian is apprehended by immigration authorities, the child is transferred to the care and custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).  Federal law requires that ORR feed, shelter, and provide medical care for unaccompanied children until it is able to release them to safe settings with sponsors (usually family members), while they await immigration proceedings. These sponsors live in many states.

Sponsors are adults who are suitable to provide for the child’s physical and mental well-being and have not engaged in any activity that would indicate a potential risk to the child. All sponsors must pass a background check. The sponsor must agree to ensure the child’s presence at all future immigration proceedings. They also must agree to ensure the minor reports to ICE for removal from the United States if an immigration judge issues a removal order or voluntary departure order.

They say they have placed 37,477 from January 1-July 31, 2014.  Any counties that received more than 50 “children” is listed (click here to see if your county will face school system overload).  It is too bad they didn’t list all counties because yours might have received 48 or 49, a number which could still cause a significant impact on a county school budget.

No word about how many children were placed in group-home settings run by resettlement contractors.  But, as we learned just a few days ago, it sure looks like the numbers of children in need may have been fabricated.

The top ten states (with illegal alien children numbering over 1,000).  Interesting because it seems to mirror what we already know about immigrant-overloaded states.  The only big surprise for me was Louisiana.   Click here for all of the states.

Texas 5,280

New York 4,244

California 3,909

Florida 3,809

Virginia 2,856

Maryland 2,804

New Jersey 1,877

North Carolina 1,429

Georgia 1,412

Louisiana 1,275

You gotta laugh! Vermont, which was begging for some of the Central American teens, got a whole three (3) of them!

All of our posts on ‘unaccompanied minors’ are here.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Immigration fraud, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 3 Comments »

Turn back the invasion of Europe—feed spaghetti

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 27, 2014

Who knew it could be so easy!

Maybe throw a little pork sausage into that sauce?

Thanks to all who sent this outrageous story today.

Refugees who spent thousands of Euros paying smugglers to get them to Europe (some having been rescued from drowning by the Italian Navy) have rioted in Northern Italy because they say they are being fed too much pasta and are bored!

From The Local:

A protest held by refugees against “monotonous” Italian food was “excessive”, especially at a time when thousands of Italians go hungry, the president of a police organization told The Local.

For two days, a group of about 40 asylum-seekers staying at a refugee centre in the Veneto province of Belluno refused to eat the “pasta with tomato sauce, bread and eggs” meals they were given and called to be fed food from their own countries, Libero Quotidiano reported.

To reinforce their point, they blocked a street with a wooden bench, put their lunch on the ground along with bags of clothes and threatened to leave the centre in La Secca, a hamlet in Ponte nelle Alpi.

They reportedly said “we do not eat this stuff”.

The refugees, said to have been staying at the centre for the past four months, also reportedly slashed the tires of cars belonging to staff working there in protest against living conditions.

Waiting for a ticket out to a more ‘welcoming’ country:

Sam, who paid a people smuggler €4,000 to travel to Italy, said he passes the days by travelling on buses throughout the capital.

“I don’t want to hang around the centre all day. I can’t work and even if I could, too many Italians are also looking for jobs. Once I get my documents I want to go somewhere else, maybe Germany or The Netherlands.”

Perhaps the Italians should do what the Israelis have done—pay the mostly ‘economic migrants’ to return to their own country where they can get the food of their dreams.

Our entire ‘invasion of Europe’ series is here.

Posted in Africa, Asylum seekers, Europe, Refugee Resettlement Program, So what did they expect?, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 3 Comments »

The bacon flap in “welcoming” Winooski, VT

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 27, 2014

I don’t have the time to do this post justice this morning, but since the news about a restaurant in Vermont taking down a sign with the word “bacon” on it after a Muslim customer deemed it offensive is all over the web, and because some have linked a post we wrote here in 2009, I need to at least say a few words.

So what did they expect?  When Winooski “welcomed” the US State Department and its contractors in several years ago to resettle Muslim refugees in their town, this day would come.

Senator Patrick Leahy as he appeared when he first arrived in Washington in 1975 has been pushing for more immigration for America for nearly four decades. So, with a leader like this, Vermont deserves to “welcome” many more than it has already.

Here is a story at USA Today and one at American Thinker where you can learn more about the controversy.

Send all refugees to Vermont!  Find the “tipping point!”

That is what we have been promoting here at RRW—send all of the refugees to “welcoming” Vermont.  First, their leadership wants them (and the ‘unaccompanied alien children’ too).

Senator Patrick Leahy was a primary pusher for “amnesty” (Gang of Eight Senate bill) and he has been the Senate champion for the federal contractors looking for more refugees to be admitted to the US.  Additionally, Vermonters say they love diversity, so it is a perfect testing ground.

And, then most importantly (besides saving your state!), by sending all of the refugees to Vermont for a few years we would find out very quickly what the “tipping point” will be for America especially as it relates to the importation of Muslim refugees.

See all of our posts on Vermont, here.  But, please be sure to see these two recent posts, here and here.

New nickname for Vermont!  The Green Card State!

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