The Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) is one of the nine top refugee contractors*** used by the US State Department and Health and Human Service’s Office of Refugee Resettlement to bring third-worlders to your towns and cities.
They too testified about Obama’s request for big bucks for the “vulnerable children,” but their testimony clearly shows they are concerned for their own budget. They don’t appear to have a role in the care of the ‘chiiiilldrunnn’ as do some of their fellow contractors, so they need to hold on to their federal funds for the normal flow of refugees they resettle.
As we have reported previously, the Catholics, the Lutherans, and some of the other contractors stand to see a financial windfall from the border crisis.
Check out ECDC’s testimony to the Senate here. They see the possibility of the ruin of the normal refugee resettlement program if more taxpayer money is not forthcoming. They also want to be sure that HHS/ORR doesn’t commingle the millions as they flow in from the US Treasury.
ECDC is very concerned over the current funding crisis at ORR that will cause extremely detrimental consequences for refugees resettled in the United States and the communities that embrace them, and may even lead to the demise of the U.S.Refugee Resettlement Program as we know it.
By the way, ECDC is smaller than many of the other contractors. Check out their most recent Form 990 by clicking here. Page 9 is where they hide the government grants (it used to be on page one!). They had an income of $14,959,325 and $14,609,687 came from you! Over 99% of their budget comes from US taxpayers!
All of our coverage, going back several years, of the ‘unaccompanied minors’ crisis is archived here.
- Church World Service (CWS)
- Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC)
- Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM)
- Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
- International Rescue Committee (IRC)
- US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS)
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
- World Relief Corporation (WR)