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No sympathy for the contractor crybabies!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 1, 2014

I have no sympathy for the federal refugee resettlement contractors (nor any time today to address this article in the Washington Post).  These quasi-government agencies*** some pretending to be motivated by Christian and Jewish charity are now running out of your cash for their good works!

Boo hoo! They say, they may have to lay off employees, provide fewer “services,” close offices and bring fewer refugees to the US in the closing two months of fiscal year 2014 because the illegal alien children crisis is devouring all of their (your) money.

Why no sympathy?  Because all of these federal contractors have been lobbying for AMNESTY and the so-called Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill the Senate passed (we followed their lobbying extensively here) that is part of the lure now to the illegal alien children expecting an amnesty!

They should have all thought about legitimate refugees before they went to bed with Obama and the Gang of Eight.

From the Washington Post (hat tip: Brad):

Refugee advocates have launched a frantic campaign to urge Congress to approve President Obama’s request for $3.7 billion in emergency supplemental funding to deal with the thousands of Central American children pouring into the country, because current policy risks pitting those children against existing refugees in a scrap for federal assistance.

In a move noticed by few outside refugee circles, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement in June notified Congress it was shifting $94 million from refugee services programs to those dealing with the emergency on the border. The administration’s request for emergency funding includes $1.8 billion for HHS, which would replenish the refugee funds.

Read it all.  There is a lot of boo-hooing from the religious Leftwingers at Church World Service (these are the ‘crop walk’ people you may see in your communities) which has the distinction of being the catalyst for the creation of this blog!

Sheesh, I had no idea they were into the Palestinian activist network as well! http://actpalestineforum.org/about/members/church-world-service-cws/

If the contractors had done what they were supposed to do over the years (and what Congress originally promised!)—raise private funds!—they might not be in this mess!

***The federal refugee resettlement contractors (we may have to start adding grant recipient big dogs Baptist Child and Family Services and Southwest Key Programs to our list):

Our complete archive on ‘unaccompanied minors’ goes back several years, click here for all of those posts.

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Dover, NH Congolese resettlement update; did agency get ahead of itself?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 1, 2014

We reported the other day that a public meeting to discuss the possibility of Dover, NH, and surrounding towns, becoming new refugee resettlement sites had been called off.  (Such public meetings are rare! So, we were not surprised that once the word got out it was cancelled.)

BTW, the news from New Hampshire was our top post of the entire week.

Executive Director of ORIS, former Somali refugee, Mukhtar Idhow, confronted with legitimate questions, says they are no longer interested in the Tri-City area.

Here is a longer article from Foster’s Daily Democrat with more details of the abrupt cancellation with a declaration by ORIS (the non-profit resettlement agency wannabe) that Dover (the Tri-city area) was no longer under consideration due to “lack of support.”

There is much to digest in this revealing story, please read it.  The Mayors expect a lot of good questions to be answered!  But, clearly ORIS can’t or won’t answer them.

One thing that jumped out at me was ORIS’s statement that they weren’t yet a resettlement agency, but seemed to be out scouting locations nonetheless.  I’m wondering now, do the feds require fledgling would-be resettlement contractors (that is where the federal bucks are!) to demonstrate that they have scouted-out “welcoming” communities?

Foster’s Daily Democrat:

DOVER — Information has been lost in translation between local city officials and directors of the Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success, a group who has canceled a presentation planned for Aug. 13 due to perceived backlash from the Tri-City area.

Executive Director of ORIS Mukhtar Idhow said there is no longer interest in helping refugees resettle in the area after reading an article printed Saturday in Foster’s Daily Democrat with the headline, “Congolese refugees to resettle in region: Mayor says cities have no say in the matter.”

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Though ORIS officials say they are not a resettlement agency and that there are many steps to be taken to gain that status through the federal government and learn answers to those questions, the purpose of meeting with Dover was to see how receptive the community would be if in the future they became one, Idhow said.

“This was a preliminary conversation with city officials,” Idhow said. “We are not interested now in moving forward with this process.  [Of course not!  They can't or won't answer questions about the economic and social impact that large numbers of refugees have on resettlement towns and cities.---ed]

This article was published on Tuesday and I expect there is more up-to-date news which I hope to get to over the weekend.

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Obama’s road to hell (for the world!) created by Catholic Bishops

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 1, 2014

That is roughly the title of an article earlier this week at the Canada Free Press by Judi McLeod (hat tip: Jim)

Saul Alinsky over Obama’s shoulder. We are bringing down America! Canada Free Press.

The Catholic Church—through the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration—both paved the road for Barack Hussein Obama’s ultimate takeover of Free West society and continues to actively enable the Fundamental Transformation of America by sinking the US in a tsunami of illegal aliens.

In coming to Obama’s aid in erasing forever America’s borders, the bishops sold the USA out, including its Catholics, for the proverbial 30 pieces of silver.

In biblical terms, Obama and the Catholic bishops—who both birthed his progress to the seat of power and back him on his Fundamental Transformation mission—are in in league with the devil. The certain-to-come protestations of the bishops should fall on the same deaf ears they use to shun all pleas of mercy from Americans overwhelmed by invaders in their home towns and cities.

How dare these phony paragons of the pulpit ascribe to our Savior the manufactured invasion of America by millions of U.S. government made-to-order ‘refugees’?

It’s a crock that the bishops are saving illegal aliens rushing the U.S. border based on lofty claims of altruism or charity, when they are doing it for power and filthy lucre…..

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Who ever would have thought that the road to America’s destruction would be made a grim possibility through a host of Catholic priests and bishops?

Read all of it!   McLeod apparently doesn’t know all of it—how much money is really going directly to the Bishops for “migration” from the federal government, 98% here but she has enough.

Then Jim also directed us to Ann Barnhardt here with the Bernardin-Alinsky-Obama Nexus which springboards off the McLeod piece and reiterates the history of the Catholic Churches’ involvement with Alinsky and ultimately Obama something we had written about here (among several posts) in 2009  when we were doing a lot of reading and research on Alinsky and his teachings and how he influenced Obama.

Our “community destabilization” category is so-named as a direct response to what the anti-borders Leftists were (and still are) up to with the mass importation of impoverished people.  Throw in the Cloward-Piven strategy and the blueprint that Obama is following is all there.

Simply put, Socialists (Communists?) Cloward and Piven said in order to bring on the revolution and bring down the government, one must flood the system (bring chaos—Alinsky) with impoverished people causing the welfare system to crash and as a result a new order (new form of government) would come of it.  My theory is that they were running out of poor Americans so they are bringing in the third-worlders.  That is all good for them since a borderless world is nirvana to the schemers.

Every time you see some establishment Republican say Obama isn’t doing anything, you can bet he and Valerie ‘Rasputin’ Jarrett are laughing their heads off as they jet from fund raiser to fund raiser.

(Jarrett said that Obamacare and Immigration would be Obama’s greatest achievements!)

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Comment worth noting: “I always laugh when people talk about ‘non-profit’ companies as being altruistic…”

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 31, 2014

Reader ‘sodiumpen’ sent us this comment and I wanted to be sure you saw it (because I haven’t carefully followed the newest federal illegal alien contractor Southwest Key Programs as well as I should have!).  Sodiumpen posted this as a comment to our post from yesterday about Pittsburgh, here.   Those Lutherans we wrote about his morning look like a ‘penny ante’ outfit compared to this one!

sodiumpen (emphasis added is RRW’s):

I always laugh when people talk about “non-profit” companies as being altruistic, etc as if they are some charity.

Most NPs have fatter salaries and greater perks than you ever find in the comparable private sector companies. Looks like this NP was in on and profiting from Obama’s “transformation of America” since the get-go.

Dr. Juan (slick) Sanchez makes those Lutherans look like pikers! http://www.swkey.org/about/leadership/dr_juan_sanchez/

“Austin-based Southwest Key Programs has received more than $368 million in government grants over the last six years, $356 million of which went to provide food, shelter and other services for unaccompanied minors coming into the United States. The nonprofit, which employs 2,200 people in six states, has undergone explosive growth in its budget during President Obama’s time in office, according to tax filings and federal spending databases.

Southwest Key Programs went from receiving just $670,800 in federal grants in 2008 to $31 million in 2009, Obama’s first year in office, according to the Office of Management and Budget’s online database. So far this year, it has received $122.3 million from the Health and Human Services Department’s Office of Refugee Resettlement.

. . .Critics say the nonprofit’s success at securing federal money shows that the Obama administration knew about the growing problem of unaccompanied minors for years and did not take appropriate action to address the issue.

. . .Southwest Key Programs also has close ties to a national immigration advocacy group which has a complicated relationship with the White House. The nonprofit shares two officers with the board of directors for the National Council of La Raza,*** the largest Latino advocacy group and the most aggressive in pushing Obama to curb deportations of illegal immigrants.

Dr. Juan Sanchez, who serves as president of Southwest Key Programs and made a salary of $338,000 in that role in 2012, is the uncompensated secretary of the board of La Raza, according to forms the organizations are required to file with the IRS. Anselmo Villereal, who serves on Southwest Key Programs’ board of directors, is the uncompensated treasurer for the Council.

Read the full article here:
http://washingtonexaminer.com/nonprofit-that-helps-unaccompanied-minors-has-seen-explosive-growth/article/2551471

***Don’t forget Obama’s Domestic Policy mouthpiece Munoz came from La Raza too!  The corruption in this White House is blatantly obvious!  Come on Congress do something!

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Baltimore: Lutheran contractor prays in ritzy neighborhood to demonstrate how Maryland welcomes the illegal children

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 31, 2014

Yeah sure…

Linda Hartke, CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, led a prayer vigil for the “chiiildruunn” in their own swanky back yard—-the Inner Harbor of Baltimore—yesterday.   The multi-million dollar federal refugee contractor has its headquarters there.

Gee, why weren’t the “faith leaders” parading and praying through Baltimore’s seedy side?

Gotta keep up their real estate holdings! The Lutheran Center (LIRS headquarters) is a six-story structure constructed in 1999 on property owned by Baltimore’s historic Christ Lutheran Church. The building is located near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in the historic Federal Hill neighborhood, a charming area rich with history and an eclectic array of eateries and shopping venues.

And, of course, the lazy Associated Press (and other major media) never mention a word that Hartke and crew are being paid from the US Treasury to do their community organizing.

Sorry to our long-time readers who have heard my rant for the umpteenth time.

See Lutherans again with Christian charity claptrap!

We are paying for their public relations campaign! 97% of their funding comes from taxpayers while they pretend that what they do is out of the goodness of their Christian hearts!

Hartke is paid over $200,000 a year to do her prayer vigil march!

Here is their latest phony-baloney public relations ploy.  They only had to walk a short distance from their office building (that you help pay for too!).

This is the AP story that we saw in the San Francisco Chronicle (emphasis is mine):

BALTIMORE (AP) — Scores of Baltimore-area religious leaders held an interfaith prayer vigil for unaccompanied children who arrived in Maryland after fleeing violence in their home countries.

Dozens of religious leaders and supporters marched along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Wednesday to draw attention to the influx of immigrant children into the United States, and specifically into Maryland and Baltimore. In the first seven months of 2014, 2,205 unaccompanied immigrant children have settled in Maryland. Most of those children have been reunited with family members or placed in the homes of sponsors.

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Linda Hartke, president and CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and one of the rally’s organizers, said the march and prayer vigil were designed to send a message that the city is welcoming of refugees and immigrants.

So why weren’t they marching in West Baltimore—that would be a real test of how “welcoming” the city might be! Why aren’t these people worthy of the Lutherans’ prayers? They have dreams and aspirations too!

“Today’s gathering is an important sign of support from the people of Baltimore that says this is a city and a state that’s welcoming of refugee kids, of people who flee violence, of people who have dreams and aspirations for their future, for their well-being, and to be reunited with their family members.”

The Lutherans are praying as well for Marylanders to take the “children” into their homes.

Now this next part is such a joke (if this weren’t so serious an issue). 

Governor wannabe-President Martin O’Malley met with “faith leaders” on Monday to plan for the children.

I would bet a buck that every “faith leader” in the meeting was on salary to be there and had a financial interest, as a federal contractor, in the ‘unaccompanied alien children’ coming to the state.  But, surely no reporter even thought to inquire.

The prayer vigil comes just two days after Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley met with religious leaders in the state’s capital to discuss strategies for sheltering the children in Maryland. Catholic Charities [also a federal contractor---ed] has proposed utilizing one of its Timonium facilities that has been used to house children with severe behavioral problems as a shelter for immigrant children. The facility can house 50 children at a time.

All of our coverage of the ‘unaccompanied minors’ border invasion may be found by clicking here.

Do you have a Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) subcontractor near you?  Go here to find out. Note that business is booming under Obama and LIRS is in the process of hiring a second Washington lobbyist, here.

And, as 2016 approaches, just know that Martin O’Malley has done everything he could as governor of Maryland to help the anti-borders activists “welcome” more immigrants of all stripes (legal and illegal) into Maryland.  I guess Maryland’s own poor minority people aren’t cool enough for O’Malley and the “faith leaders.”

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Pittsburgh at “tipping point” as refugee population mushrooms

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 30, 2014

Could we be seeing a new “pocket of resistance” growing, this time in Pennsylvania?

UH-OH!  Last year at the Lancaster, PA refugee pow-wow I attended, the ORR speaker assured the audience that there were no pockets in PA.

From the Pittsburgh Tribune (hat tip: Paul):

Pittsburgh and surrounding communities have reached a “tipping point” and need to plan for a rapidly rising and diverse foreign population, immigration experts tell the Tribune-Review.

“The changes we’re seeing today, which we’ve been seeing for years now and are building, are not merely anecdotal. We’ve reached the tipping point,” said Barbara Murock, manager of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services’ Immigrants and Internationals Initiative.

Murock said that means social welfare agencies, public service nonprofits and religious groups should expand literacy training, career counseling and health care programs for foreign families.

I guess they couldn’t find any local critics willing to speak on the record to a reporter, but they did get Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington to say a few words near the end of the article:

Critics voice concern about how the U.S. refugee resettlement program has morphed over the past decade, arguing that for every success story such as Pittsburgh’s Bhutanese there are others, such as Somali farmers, who struggle in 21st-century urban America.

They want the government to slash refugee quotas.

“The State Department should look at refugee resettlement in the United States as an absolute last resort, not the first. That’s been my problem with the policies. They took the easy way out and sent them here,” said Mark Krikorian, who directs the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies.

Read it all here.  Don’t miss the LIVELY comments (do I detect resistance?).

This is how the State Department rolls. They find a community that by its silence is deemed “welcoming” and then they don’t know when to stop delivering more refugees.  I’ll be keeping an eye on Pittsburgh and report back when we see the first real local push-back make the news.

By the way, the reporter never quite explains what happens when the “tipping point” is reached.

We did earlier this year report on refugee mental health problems in Pittsburgh, in addition to the World Refugee Day no-show article last year.

VDARE has an amusing analysis of this news items and Pittsburgh’s plight, here (refugees “enriching” Pittsburgh) yesterday.

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Majority of Americans say US has no moral obligation to offer asylum

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 30, 2014

Somali refugees, like these in Kenya, are looking for a chance to get to the US. 53% of Americans say we don’t have an obligation to bring them, or any “persecuted” people, here.

 

Truth-be-told, it would be an overwhelming majority (not 53%) if the general public had any knowledge (as you do, as readers of RRW) about how the process works and who is getting paid to ‘help’ the mostly economic migrants (not refugees!) get here.  This poll and our previous post should send a message to Republican candidates this fall!

Here is the AP story (hat tip: Judy).  Emphasis is mine:

Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally.

The new poll found 53 percent of Americans believe the United States has no moral obligation to offer asylum to people who escape violence or political persecution, while 44 percent believe it has that responsibility.

And more than half, 52 percent, say children who say they are fleeing gang violence in Central America should not be treated as refugees, while 46 percent say they should.

The responses expose a partisan rift, with 70 percent of Republicans saying Central American children should not be treated as refugees compared with 62 percent of Democrats who believe they should. On whether the United States has an obligation to accept people fleeing violence or political persecution, 66 percent of Republicans say it does not and 57 percent of Democrats say it does. [Republican primary candidates challenging the establishment, take note!---ed]

So that would mean that a whopping 43% of Democrats also believe we have no obligation even in the case of political persecution—wow!

AP goes on to define the word “refugee:”

To qualify for asylum, applicants must prove they suffered persecution or have a well-founded fear of persecution on grounds of race, religion, nationality, membership in a social group or political opinion. A refugee must demonstrate the same but, unlike an asylum seeker, seeks protection while still outside the United States.

Note there is not one word in that largely correct definition that says anything about “fleeing violence.”

About the photo:  Just so you know, we have resettled 6,080 Somalis to the US this fiscal year and 2,414 came here through Kenya supposedly fleeing violence.  If Obama keeps this up, he will soon catch up to George W. Bush in the number of Somalis brought to your home towns!

Check the FY2014 stats here.

 

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VDARE writer summarizes important message for Republicans from over-looked report

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 30, 2014

Back in February, the Eagle Forum produced a report that could serve as a blueprint for any Republican running for office about how campaigning on the issue of  reducing immigration numbers (yes, even LEGAL immigration) is a winner.

And, it isn’t just about winning the election, but saving the Republic.

The report went largely unnoticed by the establishment Republican Party (they probably actually panned it, but I haven’t the time to search).

In fact, the hard core establishment Republicans are largely influenced by the likes of Grover Norquist and his ilk (here and here) who are in the business of promoting the idea of needing laborers (cheap labor) for their big business clients.  It is about the almighty dollar for many of the so-called leaders of the Republican Party.  (The Democrats too, it’s just that they have that humanitarian white hat firmly planted on their heads and they have another interest as well—reliably leftwing voters***.)

Now to make it easier for all of us to get the salient points from the report, Paul Nachman at VDARE has a post today on the main messages in the report (even more timely now than when it was released in February) and has taken the time to select key bullet points for us.

Here is Nachman and a bit from the report—

To impress obdurately clueless Republican candidates and supporters of what’s at stake, here’s the concluding thought in both the full report and the two-page excerpt from it:

The GOP faces a choice: It can either change its position on legal immigration or it can change its position on almost every other issue.

And then this from the excerpts:

A comprehensive review of surveys in immigrant communities showing their support for big government

A large volume of survey data show that, in general, immigrants and their adult children are significantly more liberal than the average American voter on a host of policy issues, including the size of government, Obamacare, affirmative action, gun control, greater environmental regulation, and other issues championed by the Left …

Because immigrants and their adult children overwhelmingly favor big government, there is no issue more important for conservatives than reducing the future number of legal immigrants allowed into the country each year. Otherwise, legal immigration will continue to add millions of liberal voters every decade, making it extremely unlikely that conservatives will be successful on all the issues they care about.

Read it all!

Going to a political campaign event in August?

So the next time you hear someone, especially a Republican candidate for public office say, ‘I’m all for legal immigration, it’s illegal that I oppose,’  I want you to remember this report (new immigrants vote for Democrats who promise them stuff!) and remind them that most of those illegal aliens streaming across our border at this very moment will soon be LEGAL immigrants one way or another—quickly through an executive amnesty or more slowly in the legal asylum process. 

Ask:  are you for that too?

***  We have said it time and again—for Democrats, immigration (legal and illegal) is about turning red states blue.

 

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Massachusetts (again!) Ghanaian pooping ‘bush boy’ bites off roommate’s thumb

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 29, 2014

Diversity is strength alert!

For a little levity, because we need it sometimes…..

From the Berkshire Eagle  (hat tip: ‘pungentpeppers’).  I’m imaging the reporter writing this with a straight face:

PITTSFIELD — A Pittsfield man was found guilty of a felony for nearly biting off part of his roommate’s thumb last winter during an altercation over bathroom etiquette.

RRW Geography Lesson—Bush boy from Ghana goes wild!

Michael Mensah, 57, was convicted on Thursday of assault and battery causing serious bodily injury. He was acquitted of a felony charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

It took a jury of three men and three women less than an hour to reach a verdict.

On the afternoon of Feb. 11, Pittsfield Police responded to a Summer Street residence for a report of a domestic incident and were greeted at the door by a naked man with part of his thumb hanging by a tendon. Mensah, his roommate, was found in his room lying on his bed complaining of pain to his back, neck and head. His shirt was covered in blood and the bathroom “clearly showed signs of a bloody fight.”

Both men were taken to Berkshire Medical Center for their injuries.

On Thursday in the Jury of Six session in Central Berkshire District Court, Stephen Quam, 61, testified that part of his right thumb had to be removed.

He said doctors told him because it had been bitten off there was no way to reattach it.

He showed the jury his thumb, which appeared to be missing the first phalanx, including the nail.

In court both men had very different versions of what took place that day, although they agree that the argument was about the use of the bathroom.

According to Quam, who is also from Ghana, he went in to shave his head with a pair of clippers while Mensah was using the toilet. Mensah also is a Ghanian national. [Not US citizens, yet you lucky Mass. taxpayers paid for this trial replete with costly interpreters!---ed]

He said he made a comment to his roommate about not telling him he was going to defecate.

“The room began to smell,” he said through an interpreter. 

This enraged Mensah who attacked him, pushing him into the bathtub, choking and punching him before biting his thumb, which had ended up in Mensah’s mouth.

“Part of my thumb came off,” he testified.

During the attack Quam was injured when the clippers he was using landed on his foot, he said.

Quam testified that he never struck his roommate that day.

Mensah told the jury he was using the toilet when Quam came in uninvited and began to shave his head. He said he had to “poop” and did so. Quam then came up to him, began thumping him on the head with his fingers and called him a “bush boy.”

The interpreter explained this was a very derogatory phrase in Ghana.

Migration Policy Institute. 17% of those brains leaving Ghana were in the US by 2001.

When Mensah was finished using the bathroom he tried to leave the room, but was pushed by Quam and fell into the bathtub. He said Quam choked him with one hand and punched him with the other. He eventually bit Quam’s thumb to get him to stop beating him, he said.

Believe it or not, there is a little more!  Here…

So what I wanted to know is, where did all these Ghanians come from?  Or more specifically how did they get here?

I learned that “welcoming” Massachusetts is loaded with them.

This is how I found out all about the migration history of ‘bush boys’ (really, more than I wanted to know) here at the Migration Policy Institute.  Can you believe it!  Ghana is worried about a BRAIN DRAIN!

 The Ghanaian population in the United States has grown rapidly over the last decade and a half, particularly between 1990 and 2000, when the population jumped from 20,889 to 65,570, or 210 percent. Family reunification, refugee resettlement, and the strong economy of the 1990s are the factors driving this increase. Many believe these figures to be undercounts, and nonofficial estimates reach as high as 300,000.

Of course that means there are a whole bunch of illegals here besides the “refugees” (just waiting for the Obama amnesty!).

 

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Dover, NH update: Refugee contractor cancels public meeting, no surprise

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 29, 2014

On Sunday, we reported that the town of Dover, New Hampshire and a couple of other towns in the area were being targeted for a new resettlement site for impoverished third-worlders presumably because nearby Manchester is overloaded and has become a pocket of resistance.”

New readers, see our post Sunday, for background.

Now here comes news (that frankly doesn’t surprise me) because the US State Department and the Office of Refugee Resettlement (in HHS) and their contractors usually operate with greater secrecy and public meetings to answer questions and assess the mood of citizens in a target town are rare.

We have maintained since we first began writing this blog in 2007 that citizens of a community tapped for a new resettlement site are entitled to be informed through public meetings and discussions with elected officials of all the details involved with “welcoming” a large number of impoverished people to their community.   The federal government doesn’t operate in the sunshine (as has become painfully obvious to most Americans following the border surge).

From Foster’s Daily Democrat:

DOVER — A state group that helps facilitate the resettlement of international refugees has canceled a meeting with the City Council.

Representatives of the Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success, based in Manchester, were scheduled to meet with the City Council on Aug. 13.

In a letter addressed to City officials, including City Manager J. Michael Joyal, Jr. and Mayor Karen Weston, the Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success said it is premature to discuss resettlement in Dover and the Tri-City region.

Emma Tobin, Associate Director ORIS http://www.linkedin.com/pub/emma-tobin/31/20a/35b

“I would like to assure you that ORIS has no intention of moving forward with refugee resettlement in the tri-city area unless we have significant support from the communities,” wrote Emma Tobin, associate director for the Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success. “Further, our initial meeting with you was meant to be the beginning of a very slow process; refugee resettlement in the tri-city area was never meant to happen overnight, or in a vacuum.”

ORIS is one of several agencies that help identify communities suited for refugee resettlement under the U.S. State Department’s Reception and Placement program. The program provides assistance for refugees to settle in the United States, including assistance with living expenses during a refugee’s first few months in the community. The Reception and Placement program is limited to the first three months after arrival; however, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement works with states and other nongovernmental organizations to provide longer-term cash and medical assistance, as well as language, employment, and social services.

ORIS indicated it would consider meeting with Dover officials and the community in the future.

Don’t hold your breath!

This does not mean that the towns have dodged a bullet.  What the contractor and its federal handlers will likely do is bring more refugees into Manchester and then quietly, without public discussion, move them in 3-6 months to surrounding towns.  They will tell critics—this is America and people can move to wherever they want and there isn’t anything you can do about it!

One fundamental fact about how the US Refugee Resettlement Program is structured that people need to understand is this—-contractors are paid by the head to resettle refugees, then they get all sorts of other federal grants to “support” them—like teach them English, grow gardens, and how to have healthy marriages (not kidding!)—so THERE IS NO INCENTIVE TO STOP THE FLOW ONCE IT STARTS (the “non-profit” organization has salaries and overhead bills to pay)!

One last thing!  On their grants to teach English:   If this is an important federal government goal, then there is no reason I can see why the feds couldn’t give grants directly to local community colleges for special ESL classes for immigrants. Why does a quasi-government ‘non-profit’ group need to set up entire new programs for teaching English?  I would really like someone in the refugee placement industry to tell me why local colleges couldn’t do those English classes.

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The Muslim Issue

"Like all unbelievers and polytheists, Christians are filthy. They are najusa (feces, urine) — a filthy impure dirty substance.” [Yasir Qadhi, faculty member, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN.]

The Counter Jihad Report

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tn Council 4 political justice

The mission of the TCPJ is to educate by disseminating accurate and documented information that concerns the rights of and justice for all Tennesseans so that policy makers will be better equipped to make informed decisions on behalf of their constituents.

Potomac Tea Party Report

News and views about Tea Party issues in Maryland and surrounding states

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