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ORR: 30,340 ‘unaccompanied minors’ already placed this year

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 25, 2014

Obama brings the Sanctuary Movement to full flower!

Thanks to reader Susan for sending us this list of how many of the illegal alien children have already been placed in your state in 2014 alone!

Former Catholic nun Darlene Nicgorski seeing her ‘work’ continued by Barack Obama. http://blogs.libraries.claremont.edu/sc/2012/07/darlene-nicgorski-papers.html

From the Office of Refugee Resettlement:

Once the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) receives a child from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), we have the responsibility to continuously seek placement options in the child’s best interest. This typically involves releasing children to sponsors. Sponsors are adults who can suitably 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.

We try to place the child with a parent, and if that is not possible, with a relative, and if that is not possible, with a family friend.

Here (below) are the top ten states where the “children” have been sent to join “sponsors.”   These are not the “children” being housed in bulk in various places around the US.  Those were identified here.

Are your school districts ready?

Darlene Nicgorski’s legacy—the Sanctuary Movement is alive and well (legal and paid for by you!).

I suspect these numbers reflect the population of Central Americans in certain states.  For example, Maryland has a huge number of Salvadorans (and other Central Americans) who got here through the Sanctuary Movement in the 1980’s.  Additionally, Maryland has the well-established illegal alien advocacy and support group—Casa de Maryland—which grew out of the Sanctuary Movement*** and is now getting government grants to help support the illegals (including the “children”) arriving in the state.

Texas:  4,280

New York:  3,347

Florida:  3,181

California:  3,150

Virginia:  2,234

Maryland:  2,205

New Jersey:  1,504

North Carolina:  1,191

Georgia:  1,154

Louisiana:  1,071

*** I encourage you to read one of several posts (and follow links) at RRW about the roots of the Central American invasion of the US that the Left calls the Sanctuary Movement.    Chicago Catholics (Saul Alinsky got his start among them) were at the heart of the movement and today Obama is finishing their work — work that began when he was a pothead college student, not interested in much other than getting high.

Remember!  The Left (Progressives, Socialists, Communists) never rest….

Here is one paragraph from my August 2011 post.

The good Catholic nun and her friends took it upon themselves to break the law and get them across the border.   I would recommend that readers with an interest in this topic read, ‘God and Caesar at the Rio Grande’ by Hillary Cunningham for more on the Religious Left and Liberation theology and how they justified breaking the law and planting the seeds of unrest we have in many American cities with the huge illegal alien population today.

Our now very extensive archive on the ‘unaccompanied minors’ invasion is here.

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Obama Administration may redefine legal definition of “refugee”

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 24, 2014

Update July 25th:  Jonathon Moseley, writing at American Thinker has a good piece laying out why (legally) they are not “refugees.”   Hat tip: Cathy.

Unbelievable!  In order to ‘solve the border crisis’ the Obama Administration is considering redefining the decades old international standards of who is, and who isn’t a refugee.

Here is the definition of a refugee as updated in 1967 (from the original 1951 UN Convention):

“A person who owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it..”[8]

Although they say the plan would only be “tested” in Central America, what we understand they are proposing would mean that every person, ultimately anywhere in the world, (fearing crime in their home country) could run to their local US Embassy and apply for refugee status.  Note that “crime” or even fear of “violence” from gangs is not in the definition!

A couple of major principles they want to destroy are 1) that refugees (and asylum seekers) must have left the country of their “persecution” otherwise they are simply “internally displaced people” (not legal refugees). And, 2) as we just mentioned, that trying to escape crime or poverty is not presently grounds for claiming refugee status.  However it is something that the ANTI-BORDERS CROWD HAS BEEN PROMOTING FOR YEARS!

The more they can muddy the definition of “refugee” the more people they can shoe-horn into America.

Before I give you the dreadful news that Drudge is featuring this evening, please also see Mark Krikorian here on another important point.  Legitimate asylum seekers (being persecuted for race, religion or political views) are supposed to ask for asylum in the first safe country they reach after escaping the place of their persecution.  So, in fact, if these “children” were legitimately fearful they were supposed to have asked for protection in Mexico.

For me, this news, spells the end for the United States of America as we know it, and may well be the single most destructive act of all by a President who threatened/promised to “fundamentally change America.”

Tonight we have Karl Rove focusing on the shiny object—Obama’s fundraisers—while Obama quietly plots the destruction of America’s sovereignty and economy.

From the New York Times:

Hoping to stem the recent surge of migrants at the Southwest border, the Obama administration is considering whether to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous trek through Mexico, according to a draft of the proposal.

If approved, the plan would direct the government to screen thousands of children and youths in Honduras to see if they can enter the United States as refugees or on emergency humanitarian grounds. It would be the first American refugee effort in a nation reachable by land to the United States, the White House said, putting the violence in Honduras on the level of humanitarian emergencies in Haiti and Vietnam, where such programs have been conducted in the past amid war and major crises.

Critics of the plan were quick to pounce, saying it appeared to redefine the legal definition of a refugee and would only increase the flow of migration to the United States.

[....]

Administration officials confirmed that they are considering the idea, although they stressed that no decision has been made to move forward. They said the idea is one of many being discussed by officials at the White House and the Departments of State, Homeland Security, Justice, and Health and Human Services.

[....]

Mark Krikorian, the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, which supports tighter controls on immigration, said that the proposal would increase, not stem, the flood of migrants from Central America trying to get into the United States.

“It’s clearly a bad idea,” Mr. Krikorian said. “Orders of magnitude more people will apply for refugee status if they can just do it from their home countries.”

He added that the proposal would allow people to claim to be refugees from their countries with “nothing more than a bus ride to the consulate. We’re talking about, down the road, an enormous additional flow of people from those countries.”

You can bet the refugee contractors are jumping for joy!  But they shouldn’t be because the inevitable angry backlash against tens of thousands, potentially hundreds of thousands, of phony “refugees” flooding into America needing their “services” will be something no one wants to see.  And, those of you who truly care for real refugees should be weeping at this news.

Meanwhile, just as I was writing this, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan was on TV talking about his new program to combat poverty (poverty! he hasn’t seen anything yet), and Karl Rove was yammering about Obama’s fundraisers while Obama is busy  bringing America to its knees.

Heck! Obama can apparently fly around the US on Air Force One and destroy the country at the same time!

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There is moaning in Minnesota over possible loss of $$$ for refugee contractors

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 24, 2014

What took them so long, many other resettlement contractors around the country have already set up their chorus of howls over the threatened loss of federal money should Congress not give Obama the BILLIONS he wants for the “chiiildruun.”

As we have said repeatedly:  not enough money, then don’t bring so many new refugees into America!

(Or, LOL! give up some of your big salaries to the poor refugees, 63% of Minnesota’s Somalis live below poverty line!).

Editors note: Before you proceed to read the latest (below), including from the Lutherans, see our post of last September when we reported that the CEO of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota was pulling down an astounding $441,767 in salary and benefits before his retirement.

Here from the Minneapolis Star Tribune (aka Red Star), thanks to reader Jay, is the Minnesota caterwauling (emphasis is mine):

Rep. Keith Ellison: “…favors funneling resources toward the minors coming up from Central America, but said there is enough money to go around.”

Minnesota refugee resettlement organizations are increasingly panicked that the surge of unaccompanied kids from Central America streaming across the border will siphon federal dollars away from the 4,000 refugees and asylum-seekers that arrive on the state’s doorstep every year.

Federal officials are warning that unless Congress approves President Obama’s $3.7 billion funding request before the August congressional recess, $94 million that had been devoted mostly to refugees instead will be diverted to the escalating crisis on the border.

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Because Minnesota is one of the top resettlement states for refugees from Somalia, Bhutan, Burma, Iraq and other troubled countries, organizations across the state that help new arrivals assimilate, get jobs and learn English say a shortage of funds could jeopardize their work.

“Of course this is scary to us. We’re not in the business of pitting refugees against minors because it’s a terrifying situation for both groups,” said Kim Dettmer, director of refugees services at Lutheran Social Service. “Obviously these minors need help and obviously the refugees need help, as well. In my ideal world, we would have enough money to serve refugees and the children crossing the border would be safe and receive humane treatment.”

Did you know that one of the driving forces for resettlement in your state is the RELIGIOUS resettlement contractors, like these Lutherans, acting as head-hunters for big businesses looking for cheap labor?  Is this an appropriate role for them and their bosses at the US State Department?  I wonder does Jennie-O send them a little spare change?  And, of course, this is why Grover Norquist and his Republican pals are on the same side as Keith Ellison.

Her organization also helps refugees find work — an aspect of the program that is booming in Minnesota, given the state’s low unemployment rate. Lutheran Social Service has an office in St. Cloud that places refugees at Hormel’s Jennie-O plant and other factories and hotels for service work.

Public-private partnership—what a joke!

As we have demonstrated repeatedly, the contractors are receiving over 90% of their funding from the feds.  And, get this!  Ms. King of the politically hard Left MN Council of Churches talks about volunteer time.  Well the contractors log volunteer hours and are then paid CASH from the federal treasury for those hours on top of all the other largesse they receive!

“This program is a public-private partnership and I think Minnesota is very good at the private part of it, leveraging volunteer time and the other work,” said Rachele King, director of refugee services at the Minnesota Council of Churches. “It’s the public part, they’re not holding up their end of the bargain.”

Minnesota Council of Churches is also a refugee resettlement contractor/community organizer.  Out of time, research on their $$$ (your tax dollars) will have to wait for another day.

This post is archived in ‘unaccompanied minors’ here.

 

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Amarillo, TX, a pocket of resistance, is still trying to stop the resettlement of refugees to their overloaded city

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 24, 2014

We told you about Amarillo, here, back in February.  They were appealing to their Congressman for help in stemming the migrant tide.

Apparently their REPUBLICAN Congressman (did he get a visit from Grover Norquist?) didn’t do much for them because, according to this article, they are now turning to their state legislators.

[This is not a story about 'unaccompanied minors,' but for new readers it is one about the three-decades-old federal program quietly resettling the third-world into America via phony 'non-profit' contractors.]

We know this same-old-story well—city services depleted, health department stressed to the max, schools filled with needy children who don’t speak English, not enough housing or jobs.  But, there is one thing that jumped out at me in the same-old-story (high-lighted in red below).

Wyoming and Athens, GA, are you listening?

A case of the dueling contractors?

From News Channel 10:

Amarillo, TX – Amarillo has one of the highest numbers of refugees for a city across the country.

The city has been working to reduce the number of refugees for two years now because they say the number is too high for the city to support.

One of the main concerns the city is seeing is with school funding.

Mayor Paul Harpole says the number of refugees Amarillo is receiving is putting a strain on schools.

“Our concern is that our schools get enough funding to take care of this or we limit the number to more with what our population is. We are getting a higher number of refugees in our city than any other city in the United States of America and we don’t think that is good for the refugees in our city” said Harpole.

Amarillo has been doing refugee resettlement since 1979.

The city says they will still welcome refugees to the area, but the large number is outgrowing the city.

“We have been traditionally accepting, we have Catholic Family Services and now Refugee Resettlement of Texas*** and they have worked well with the refugee population. But we just think it is getting a little too stout for what we should be getting in our city,” said Harpole.

I couldn’t decide if I should liken the contractors to dogs fighting over a bone (federal money) or sharks seeing blood in the water (federal money).  But these dogs seemed appropriate (federal grants/contracts are, of course, the bone).  For new readers, contractors are paid by the head for each refugee they resettle in your towns and cities.

And it makes you wonder if the US State Department is doing its job when it awards contracts???

News Channel 10 continued:

Art work: Kitt Gardner

Nancy Koons, the executive director of Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle, which provides refugee resettlement services.

Koons says they started reducing their numbers back in 2011 to help with the issue.

“When we reduced our numbers from 400 to 200, Refugee Services of Texas, another agency in town picked them up, so we ended up with a net of no difference … so we still have a high resettlement rate,” said Koons.

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The mayor will meet with Senator Kel Seliger this week and other state leaders in Austin about the problem.

Learn how the federal government (ORR) has hired “Welcoming America” to try to clean up the “pockets of resistance.”

***Refugee Resettlement of Texas is a subcontractor of THREE of the major resettlement contractors:  Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Church World Service and Episcopal Migration Ministries. Wow!  I guess no one is mediating the contracting wars that must be going on in Washington!

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

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For the latest news on “faith-based groups” lucrative grants for Unaccompanied Minors’ care, see the Conservative Tree House/The last refuge

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 23, 2014

‘Sundance’ at the Conservative Tree House blog has been doing great research on the federal grants for the illegal alien children.  Thanks to several of our readers for sending a post from Sunday and another one from yesterday.

What a relief to know that so many bloggers and now ‘real’ reporters too! are catching on to the raid on the federal treasury by groups completely unaccountable to US taxpayers and pretending to do their ‘good-works’ entirely out of Christian charity (Hey, do you think Glen Beck has finally figured it out?).

From Sundance’ on Sunday:

Using information within the TAGGS system for Health and Human Services we are able to identify the recipients for Grants specifically designated for “Unaccompanied Alien Children”, or UAC’s.

With that data, a few more search tools, some time and a little more research, we are able to identify the locations of facilities throughout the country where the HHS grants are being directed and the UAC’s are being transferred/housed.   There are essentially two broad types:  Residence Care, and Transitional to Foster Care Services.

From the FY 2014 HHS Grants we can identify the communities where direct HHS UAC funds have been sent.    We can identify the specific facility, or the organization supporting the foster care placement.  If you live in, or close to, one of the listed cities below, the UAC’s transfers are already in your community.

Go to the website for more and to see the list, click here.

Then yesterday they focused on one of the “big three” they had previously identified (here).

A Texas Media outlet has just caught on to something we discovered and have shared with you.  Previously we identified the BIG THREE large non-profit corporations getting massive grants from DHS and HHS.   These were the “faith based groups” President Obama met in Dallas 7/9/14.

They are, listed smallest to largest:

      • #3  Bronze –   U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and/or, U.S. Catholic Charities $70,000,000+
      • #2  Silver – Southwest Key Programs Inc  $122,000,000+
      • #1  Gold –  Baptist Child and Family Services Emergency Management Division (BCFS-EMD) $270,000,000+

Today we focus on one.  “Southwest Key Programs Inc”….

There is more, read on.

For all of our coverage over the last few years on ‘unaccompanied minors’ go here.

Secrecy and unaccountability is the problem!

I know some will argue that these “charities” can do a better job then if federal agencies were completely in charge, but that’s debatable.  For me, the problem is the secrecy in their operations and the total lack of accountability by these groups pretending to be private non-profits driven only by a religious charity motive and not accountable to any elected officials.  As I have said before, just try doing a Freedom of Information Act request for one of these arms of government—yes, that is what they are.  They will then hide behind their ‘private non-profit’ shield!

And, I don’t know about this Baptist bunch, but I can assure you that the other federal refugee resettlement contractors*** are always lobbying Congress for more refugees, for amnesty, and for more money (and these Leftists use your money to do their lobbying!!!).

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

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Faux conservative lectures America on the border crisis

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 22, 2014

“Conservative” columnist Kathyrn Jean Lopez is acting like a liberal—lecturing us in a guilt-trip laden rant on National Review Online.   I thought they were supposed to be conservative over there?

Ms. Lopez must know that the US Bishops and Catholic Charities are living off US taxpayer charity (aka our tax dollars). Disclaimer required when pimping for the Pope!

In her pontificating piece, Ms Lopez tells us that the Pope just wants us to give love and understanding to the border invaders.  (Hat tip: Paul)

‘Shepherd of the leading charitable organization in the world,’ she calls him.

How about they first admit that the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Charities are receiving the majority of their funding to care for the “children” (and other refugees) from the American taxpayer through federal grants and contracts!

Here and here.

Surely the Pope knows that American taxpayers pay for their Christian charity! So he is in no position to lecture us!

And, surely Katheryn Jean Lopez isn’t living under a rock and has been following the news recently as the public is becoming increasingly aware of the greedy “religious” hands picking our pockets in the name of Christian and Jewish charity.

By the way, tell me! what is conservative about taxpayer dollars by the billions flowing to phony non-profits and “religious” charities that are completely unaccountable to the people who pay the do-gooders’ salaries?

I want the Bishops and the Pope to place a disclaimer on every guilt-tripping screed they write or is written for them by a supposed conservative like Lopez.  The disclaimer would go something like this:

The USCCB and Catholic charities are receiving (and have been for decades) the majority of their funding for their migration program as grants and contracts from the US government.

Then they can lecture all they want about “welcoming” and “protecting” the “children” (but few will listen!).

Ms. Lopez needs a disclaimer too!  Use secular media to spread the Gospel (here) she says!

One last thing, the US Bishops and Catholic Charities, as the leading resettlement agencies in the US, resettle more Muslims into America than any other resettlement agency contracted by the US State Department and use your money to do it.  (Just saying!)

For new readers:

All of our coverage of the ‘unaccompanied minors’ invasion of America is here.

The archive extends back several years and includes posts about the USCCB and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service receiving federal grants for many years, prior to this one, to care for the “unaccompanied alien children.”

Be sure to see this post about the Bishops visit to Central America in 2013—did they set the migration in motion?  Last year, they were predicting 60,000 “children” for 2014!

 

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Athens, Georgia! Do you know you will soon be receiving hundreds of third-worlders?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 21, 2014

Athens, Georgia: Here we come!

 

They are not talking about the border crashers from Central America (yet!).

The International Rescue Committee, one of the top ten*** federal refugee resettlement contractors has selected Athens as its next target site to be a new refugee resettlement city.

IRC’s Ellen Beattie: small cities are more “navigable,” so we will bring hundreds of third-world refugees to Athens. Or, should it be, small cities are more naive! Photo: http://clatl.com/atlanta/ellen-beattie/Content?oid=1275176

Readers, this article is full of the usual phony baloney gushy language about how Athens has so many amenities to make it desirable, welcoming, and open to receiving impoverished people from Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

They need fresh territory!

The bottom line, however,  is that they are all (the US State Department, ORR and their contractors) out scouting new locations because they have worn out, or are in the process of wearing out, their welcome in theirpreferred resettlement sites.”

You need to know a little about the International Rescue Committee headquartered in New York City and led by former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband (with his $400,000 plus a year salary).  Click here and follow links.

Below is the story on Athens, they say they will bring Congolese and Burmese, but the top refugees being resettled in the US right now include also Iraqis, Bhutanese and Somalis.  They will get a smattering of all of them.

Georgia readers need to especially note that the IRC implies that they have cleared it with local officials.  Does the governor know?

Truth-be-told, the Atlanta area has become a pocket of resistance to more resettlement which is why they are now spreading out throughout the state and into small cities.

From the Athens Banner-Herald (hat tip: Joanne):

Athens-Clarke County this year will begin welcoming an increasing number of refugees fleeing conflict in their native lands for a new home in the U.S.

The Atlanta office of the International Rescue Committee plans to open a sub-office in Athens by end of the year, and hopes to begin resettling refugee families in Athens as soon as October.

Opening an Athens outpost has been in the works for five years, said IRC Atlantic regional director Ellen Beattie. The organization has opened similar sub-offices in cities like Charlottesville, Va., and Lincoln, Neb.

College towns like Athens have an “international flavor” because of their worldly academic staff, and universities possess strong language resources that new refugee arrivals rely on, Beattie said.

For newly-arrived refugees, whose journey to the U.S. has been long and stressful, a smaller town makes for an easier transition.

“Small towns are more navigable,” Beattie said.

LOL! More “navigable” or more naive?  Smaller towns don’t usually ‘get it’ about what it means for them until the seed community is well-established, then the contractor begins bringing in the relatives and it becomes too late to turn off the spigot.

Beattie said IRC staff has already met with county, school and health department officials to prepare Athens for the refugees’ needs.

The Athens office, at first, will have one full-time staff member, soon increasing to two, and will bring in necessary support.

Beattie said between 120 and 150 people, roughly 40 families, will resettle in Athens in the first year. Most of these refugees will come from Myanmar [Burma--ed] and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Once the office is established, Beattie estimates a city of Athens size can handle up to 250 refugees, about 60 families, a year.

Not mentioned here, but I suspect industries in the Athens area are looking for cheap immigrant laborers.  This article says that Athens is doing well economically.

For new readers from the Athens area, see our fact sheet on refugee resettlement.  And, be sure to visit a Georgia website—Refugee Resettlement Relief—-to learn more about what is happening with refugees in your state.

Georgia has received 1,968 refugees so far this fiscal year (the 8th largest resettlement state) from 40 different locations around the world.  Go to Wraps.net here and click on Arrivals by State and Country to see from where refugees are arriving.   By the way, they previously made public which city refugees were going to but now keep that secret from the general public.

The chart (Arrivals by State and Country) is a little deceptive because, for example, when they say Kenya, that doesn’t mean those are Kenyans, it means they are probably Somalis located in Kenya.  Likewise, we don’t take Malaysians, but hundreds arrived in Georgia from Malaysia this year—they were certainly illegal aliens caught in Malaysia, probably Afghans or Somalis trying to reach Australia.   They could just as easily have a chart for State and Nationality, but this is just one more way to keep you in the dark about who is coming to your state.

***The contractors (we may have to start adding grant recipient big dogs Baptist Children and Family Services to our list):

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Two ‘musts’ for today! Learn more about the ‘Baptist’ big dogs and see NumbersUSA’s map

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 20, 2014

Kevin Dinnin (lower left), CEO of probably the largest federal contractor resettling the Central American teens to your towns at the Dallas meeting with Obama and Perry.

 

Update July 21st:  Judy points us to Clarice Feldman at the American Thinker picking up the story about “faith-based” contractors making out like bandits on the backs of taxpayers.  What a relief to know that more and more Americans are getting the message.

Readers, please read this incredibly thorough post by ‘sundance’ at The Last Refuge about Obama’s meeting in Dallas with “faith-based” groups.  Especially learn more about Kevin Dinnin (we told you about him here and here), CEO of Baptist Children and Family Services.    Hat tip: Judy.  LOL! I think we are on the same track (see my post just a few minutes ago, here).

And, then be sure to see NumbersUSA’s fantastic interactive map on where “the children” are being sent.  If you learn of a new grant and new destination for the ‘unaccompanied minors’ be sure to tell Numbers!

See all of our posts, extending back several years, on the ‘unaccompanied minors’ invasion of America and the resettlement contractors getting their piece of the pie.  I admit that when I heard the Office of Refugee Resettlement representative talking about the coming “children’s” migration in June 2013 at a meeting in Pennsylvania, here, I had no idea it was going to be this big (but I think they knew!).

Also, I think the US Conference of Catholic Bishops may have fueled the fire (that was already smoldering) when they visited Central America in 2013, here.  Other than on issues of marriage and abortion, the Bishops are as far Left as Obama!

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It’s Sunday morning, is your church reaching into taxpayers’ pockets “for the children?”

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 20, 2014

…..it is time to find out!

Decades ago ‘great minds’ in the leadership of the hard Left (ensconced in private foundations) kicked off their “greening of the churches” propaganda campaign.  It’s a long story, but I saw it up close and personal.  The concept was that the way to reach Americans and change their minds, bringing them around to the Leftist view of the world on the environment (social issues too!), was to reach them in their churches.   Of course, good people, church-going Americans, would be concerned about saving the Earth—right!

I expect at the same time they also began infiltrating the churches and synagogues with the concept of a borderless world to save the poor and downtrodden. What Christian or Jew wouldn’t be moved by the idea of helping the poor?

Unfortunately, they (Communists, Socialists, Leftwingers, whatever you want to call them) have now gone a step further, past the point of simple education and propaganda, and have figured out how to fund their Leftist political worldview with your tax dollars through your own churches and religious institutions—supposedly to save the CHILDREN!

Additionally, some naive and unprincipled Republicans don’t even see a problem with giving your money to their “cause.”  In fact, George Bush lit the fire on the run on the US Treasury with his 2001 Faith-based neighborhood initiative.

Your money goes to “community organizers!”  Remember ACORN!  This is the same as funding ACORN whose job it was/is to get the “poor” signed up for every welfare program they can find and at the same time register them to vote!  The only difference is that the “refugee” contractors work with immigrants but do the exact same thing!

The “Religious” federal contractors!

We have written non-stop at RRW for years about the “religious Left” represented by the major federal refugee resettlement contractors.  We try to name them as often as we can!   Here are all the contractors (3 are secular, so we will leave them out for now, but know that they too are getting big bucks for ‘the children.’)

***The contractors (we may have to start adding grant recipient big dogs Baptist Children and Family Services to our list):

We have written ad nauseum about the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS), but know that Church World Service representing some mainline Protestant Churches are in on the scheme (by the way, you may know them as the “Crop Walk” organizers).

The Presbyterians have a statement, here, in support of the border invasion and advising church members what to do.  Methodists in Baltimore got a cool $2.4 million here to house ‘unaccompanied minors.’

Episcopal Migration Ministries has its hands in Caesar’s pockets too.  Here is a recent article on the Episcopal involvement in the recent border crisis.  This reference to Abbott House in Irvington, New York leads us to this recent federal grant of just short of $3 million for the children.

Also, World Relief Corporation (headquartered in Baltimore, MD just like LIRS) is really World Relief National Association of Evangelicals, in case any of you Evangelicals think your churches aren’t into this racket!

And then there is the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, here, which wants money, money, money, and any critics of robbing the Treasury investigated by the Southern Poverty Law Center!

Action Alert!

It is impossible for me to keep up with all the money the contractors are getting from the US Treasury and it is even more difficult to track all of the money going to subcontractors and individual churches, so I recommend that you look carefully at what your own church is up to in helping destroy American sovereignty and our way of life and spread the word in your own faith community!

And, also let NumbersUSA know so they can add your town to their fantastic interactive map!

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Lutherans again with their Christian charity claptrap!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 19, 2014

I can’t take it!  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!

The nerve of these people sending out press releases with all this garbage about how much they love the migrants without mentioning that they are BEING PAID FOR THEIR POLITICAL ACTIVISM ON BEHALF OF ILLEGAL ALIENS AND REFUGEES, and how they are working with the government.  THEY ARE WORKING FOR THE GOVERNMENT AND THAT MEANS YOU AS TAXPAYERS!

I would love just once for them to admit that they are federal contractors*** in one of these deceptive PR pieces that are gobbled up by gullible (or worse, complicit) media outlets.  And, by the way, where the hell is the ACLU?

From Digital Journal:

LIRS CEO Hartke: “God is calling” (and God pays well!).

BALTIMORE, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As the humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied migrant children and families fleeing Central America and crossing the border into the U.S. continues, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is working closely with government leaders, faith-based organizations and community partners to scale up its support and response efforts. “These children and families are leaving perilous circumstances in their home countries. They deserve safety, due process, and compassion,” says Linda Hartke, President and CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.

While the groundswell of love and support has largely been omitted from the continuing immigration debate, it has been deeply felt and noticed by faith-based and immigrant rights organizations across America in the form of people offering housing, wanting to deliver material goods, praying and advocating on behalf of children and families.

“The outpouring of support from Americans for the children and families at the center of the refugee crisis on our southern border continues to increase,” says Hartke. “In the past several months as the crisis has worsened, we have seen a surge in the number of calls from people who are volunteering to become foster parents to children in need. Many have told us that they ‘feel like God is calling’ them to take care of these children.”

 Network of “heroic service partners” are all PAID subcontractors!

“We feel a special responsibility towards children,” adds Hartke. “They should be kept safe and be with a loving family. Our network of heroic service partners all across the country support children and new foster families with excellence and compassion, but more foster families are urgently needed.”

They are bragging about how many (hundreds!) of calls they receive from loving people, called by God, wishing to sponsor the ‘unaccompanied alien teens,’ so then why send out this new appeal?

See their “heroic service partners” (aka federal subcontractors) here.  And, take a look at their posh headquarters building at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor while you are there!

LIRS and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops had been the largest contractors taking care of the illegal alien children, but have since been eclipsed by this Baptist gang out of Texas.   It is dog-eat-dog out there in the world of  “Christian” federal contractor competition!  And the new Baptist big dogs seem to be getting more than their fair share of the chow.

If you want to let LIRS (really LIARS) know how you feel, especially if you are of the Lutheran faith, about the “refugee” crisis at the border, this is their lobbyist/PR persons contact info:

Press contact: Miji Bell
410-230-2841 mbell@lirs.org

Stop pretending to be a “humanitarian” “religious” charity! How about some honesty for a change!

See their 2012 Form 990 here (the most recent one available).

They had a total revenue of $41,757,518 and $40,417,752 came from government grants (you!).

97% of their funds comes from government.   

Let’ talk about salaries for these quasi-government agencies (aka religious charities)!

They have 5 employees in the 6-figure salary range including CEO Hartke who made $214,237 in salary and benefits that year for her Godly good works.  And, for the record, Hartke is not the highest paid of the head-honchos of the federal contractors.***

Hartke makes more per year than a Member of Congress and about the same as a Supreme Court Justice, but no one can scrutinize their budget because they are supposed to be a private non-profit!

I guess these Lutherans missed the message about Caesar’s money!

I apologize to long-time readers who know all this, but we are getting so many new readers every day who have never heard this before that it bears repeating.

See all of our coverage of ‘unaccompanied minors’ invading America here.  And be sure to see one major publication that has the guts to report on the massive amount of taxpayer dollars flowing to phony non-profits.

***The contractors (we may have to start adding Baptist Children and Family Services to our list):

 

 

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