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Feds moving illegal aliens (unaccompanied minors) in secrecy; Sheriffs to meet at border

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 14, 2014

You know they had to be doing it and doing it for months—moving the illegal border-crossers throughout America—in secrecy.  After Murietta, CA and Lawrenceville, VA they aren’t about to be making announced visits to your town.

If your community finds out in advance about large groups to be housed by the federal government, then locals become motivated to protest.  It didn’t take even one protest (just the threat of one) to turn the Dept. of Homeland Security and the Office of Refugee Resettlement (HHS) away from a proposed location in Westminster, MD last week.  However, it’s the individual deliveries that are going to be hard to spot.

Bristol County Massachusetts Sheriff joining other Sheriffs on the border tomorrow! “We are all border Sheriffs now!”

 

These two stories making the news—secrecy in Nebraska and in Massachusetts— involve not buses arriving en masse, but chartered flights of illegal aliens where the illegal “children” are being distributed to families and “sponsors” throughout certain areas.   I think you can be sure this is happening almost everywhere.

Nebraska

Wall Street Journal (hat tip: Cathy):

In a sign of the far-reaching impact of the U.S. immigration crisis and its political fallout, Nebraska’s governor says 200 children who entered the country illegally were sent to his state this week without warning and that federal officials are refusing to identify them or their locations.

Gov. Dave Heineman, a Republican, said federal officials also wouldn’t answer questions about public school attendance by the children and the potential costs to taxpayers.

“Governors and mayors have the right to know when the federal government is transporting a large group of individuals, in this case illegal immigrants, into your state,” Mr. Heineman told The Wall Street Journal in an interview on Saturday. “We need to know who they are, and so far, they are saying they’re not going to give us that information.”

By the way, the federal resettlement contractors*** have been busy “welcoming” the regular refugees to Nebraska for years.

For all you Marylanders there is a mention of Presidential wannabe, Gov. Martin O’Malley, supporting the “children.”  No surprise!

….Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat weighing a presidential bid in 2016. “We are not a country that should turn children away and send them back to certain death,” he said on Friday.

Massachusetts

From the Boston Herald (hat tip: Joanne):

Illegal immigrants are being secretly flown to Massachusetts and kept in local lockups in an under-the-radar operation that has alarmed lawmen who are raising health and security concerns amid recent spikes in detainees coming up from Texas during the latest border crisis.

“We’re all becoming border sheriffs now with these people being carted all over the country,” said Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson.

“The blame goes all the way up. It’s a travesty and people ought to be upset,” Hodgson said. “This is un-American and has raised the stakes to the public health and public safety threat.”

Hodgson said buses from his facility were recently used to transport six planeloads of illegals sent up from San Antonio to Hanscom Field in Bedford en route to the Plymouth County
Correctional Facility.

The sheriff said he’s also heard of 100 immigrant children recently arriving in his county. But he couldn’t say if they are part of the deluge of 50,000 unaccompanied kids crossing the nation’s southern border.

Sheriffs to meet at the border tomorrow!

He said he’s heading to the Texas border Tuesday with other sheriffs from around the country to meet with ranchers and immigration officials to address the porous border crisis.

After weeks of denying an increase in flights to the Bay State, federal immigration officials finally admitted this weekend that four planes filled with detainees captured at the southern border have been flown to Hanscom and Logan International Airport since April as part of a “large-scale nationwide response” to the crisis.

Bug them all for information!

Some of your local elected officials are going to get word that the illegal aliens (aka refugees) are headed your way, so please keep talking with them, and keep asking your state refugee coordinators for information (even if they are stone-walling you).  They were supposed to have a conference call with the mothership (Office of Refugee Resettlement in HHS) late last week to plan for locations.  Call the contractors too, they will know!

Click here for all of our coverage of the invasion of ‘unaccompanied minors.’   As one of my commenters noted yesterday—who could have known that this “obscure program” (refugee resettlement) could end up being at the very heart of our great Nation’s loss of sovereignty and our security perhaps for all time.

***The contractors

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Immigration fraud, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 5 Comments »

ALIPAC organizing nationwide protests against amnesty and the surge

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 14, 2014

Americans for Legal Immigration‘s national day of protest is this next Friday and Saturday (July 18 & 19) in dozens and dozens of locations.   Hat tip: Bruce

This is what they say at their website:

More than 170 protests nationwide see below. If you want to add a protest near you, please email all of your details to WilliamG@alipac.us with “new event” in the subject line.

Please join us at the times and places below to protest at state capitals, on overpasses, outside the offices of amnesty supporting lawmakers, and at locations where Obama is trying to bus and house illegal aliens as part of his new federal smuggling operation!

Click here for the complete list so-far!

One suggestion for ALIPAC from someone who has followed LEGAL immigration programs that are destroying America, maybe it’s time for a name change!  The Refguee Resettlement progam (used now for the invasion),  Diversity Visa Lottery, and Temporary Protected Status are all LEGAL, but are helping to bring down America just the same.

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Lynn, Mass. again! “Children” straining school system as adult aliens register

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 13, 2014

Unfortunately, I don’t have time to give more background on the problems in Lynn, Massachusetts this morning.  See our previous post here.  But, I did want you to see this story before it’s too old, and I noticed on TV news programs over the last few days that communities receiving ‘unaccompanied alien minors’ are starting to stress about how they can handle the numbers and the health issues.

Here is Ryan Lovelace at National Review Online (hat tip ‘pungentpeppers’):

One of the questionable “children” registering for school in Lynn.

Adult illegal immigrants posing as unaccompanied alien children appear to be attempting to enroll at public high schools, city officials in Lynn, Mass., tell National Review Online.

“Some of them have had gray hair and they’re telling you that they’re 17 years old and they have no documentation,” Jamie Cerulli, the Lynn mayor’s chief of staff, tells NRO. “If my children went to the public schools, I’d be very uncomfortable with all of these unaccompanied minors [that] are placed in the ninth grade.”

Admission of all foreign students — illegal immigrants, refugees, and foreign nationals — has increased by more than 500 students since the 2010–2011 school year, Catherine Latham, the city’s superintendent of schools, tells NRO. Last school year, nearly 250 students arrived from Guatemala, including 126 enrolled in the ninth grade.

[....]

The majority of unaccompanied Guatemalan children arriving in the city hail from the city of San Marcos, Latham says, and are drawn by Lynn’s large Guatemalan population.

See all our coverage of ‘unaccompanied minors’ streaming across our southern border, here.

And remember!  It is not too late to call your state refugee coordinator and ask how many are coming to your state and when.   They will know (they may not tell you!), but ask!

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Ethiopian Community Development Council testifies that ‘unaccompanied minors’ crisis could lead to the demise of refugee resettlement program

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 13, 2014

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.

Tsehaye Teferra President of ECDC. You pay his salary. http://www.ecdcus.org/About_Us/Our_Staff.html

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.

***The contractors

 

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Somalis show their colors in Minnesota house race

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 13, 2014

Diversity is strength alert!  (And, there is another good laugh at the end of this post too!)

For a little break from the invasion at the border, here is an update that ‘pungentpeppers’ found about the increasing violence between both sides (both sides have Somali supporters)—between the “old Jewish lady” and the “Muslim brother” for a seat representing the largest concentration of  Somalis probably in America.

Khan (aka old Jewish lady) vs. Noor (aka Muslim brother)

Our earlier story is here.

From Politics in Minnesota:

The Kahn-Noor race has caused or exposed a rift in Minneapolis’ Somali community that’s led to allegations of violence unprecedented in recent Minnesota campaigns.

Here is the background.  Minnesota campaign need (not yard signs or a voter list)—pepper spray!

The tooth-and-nail contest between 42-year incumbent Rep. Phyllis Kahn and Somali newcomer Mohamud Noor continues to draw allegations of violence, intimidation and voter suppression from both sides of the race. It has also spawned at least two legal disputes.

The complicated relationships that cut across both campaigns can’t be jammed into neat cultural or generational boxes. Kahn, with the help of longtime Minneapolis DFL power broker Brian Rice, has carved out a small but impressive bloc of Somali activist supporters. They include City Council Member Abdi Warsame, who was part of a new guard elected to city government in 2013. Whether that will be enough to blunt the strength of Noor’s support among Somali voters in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood is difficult to tell.

Noor did manage to keep Kahn from securing the DFL’s endorsement at the Senate District 60 convention in April, thereby punching his ticket to their primary face-off on August 12.

“That’s why it’s so intense, and that’s why it’s such a mess: because both sides perceive that this is such a critical race,” political expert David Schultz said. “For Phyllis Kahn, this is it… she’s fighting because this is the first time she’s had a serious fight.”

But Rice and Kahn’s efforts to curry support among Somalis have revealed schisms in the tight-knit community, where two alleged instances of high-profile violence against Noor supporters have marred the campaign so far. One, just last week, has prompted a few Noor volunteers to begin carrying pepper spray, and some volunteers say they are afraid for their safety.

Read it all.

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that there are Somali factions fighting on both sides, remember it is just that type of squabbling (and the clan wars) that has ruined Somalia and they have brought their quarrelsome cultural practices with them.  But, as the Lutheran, Catholic and Jewish groups resettling refugees to your towns will tell you again and again—this cultural diversity is sooo beautiful.

Vote fraud alleged!

In our earlier post we reported on the voter fraud alleged in the previous election.  Steve Sailer writing at VDARE asked an important question (when posting on this article)—so how did they become citizens if they can’t understand English?  Here is the quote from the article:

 One alleges that a Minneapolis elections judge named Fadmo called Kahn “an old Jewish Lady” while interpreting the primary ballot for a Somali man who was recently at City Hall to cast his absentee ballot. On the other hand, Fadmo characterized Noor as “our Muslim brother,” the complaint says.

And, here is Sailer’s observation:

If the Somali voter passed the citizenship test, why isn’t he literate in English? Why does he need fellow Somali Fadmo to tell him which squiggle on the ballot represents “our Muslim brother” and which squiggle “an old Jewish lady?”

The white man must stop trying to suppress the right to vote of illiterate Somali citizens; in the spirit of cultural sensitivity, candidates names should appear on the ballots not only in Arabic, but, for the illiterate, should come marked with symbols instantly recognizable to a Somali as Good (e.g., Mohamud Noor’s name could be accompanied by a picture of an AK-47) or Bad (e.g., a sow).

Fun huh!  Eat your heart out if your Somali Muslim population isn’t large enough yet to show you the joys of multicultural political campaign tactics.

One of our top posts of all time is this one from 2011—Why so many Somalis in Minneapolis.

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Got a little extra room in your home for a teenager or two? “Help heal wounds” make big bucks!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 12, 2014

The invasion of America continued:

One more outrageous story is making the rounds.  NoisyRoom (the progressive hunter) has this (below), and then links to a Breitbart story from Thursday. (Hat tip: Joanne):

There has not been a ‘refugee’ crisis in the US in my lifetime. The one on our Southern border is a manufactured crisis by Obama and the Progressive Left to employ the Cloward and Piven Strategy*** of overwhelming the system until it collapses, allowing for the Marxist reformation of government. Enter the Office of Refugee Resettlement. ORR is the government agency that is streamlining the entrance of illegal aliens into the US and them assisting them with resettlement. They work with other government funded agencies, such as the Crittenton Services and Foster Family Agency in Murrieta, California. This agency just placed an ad that is offering over 6k a month to house illegal alien children:

Everyone better start checking their small town newspapers!

Crittenton Services is a relatively new subcontractor of the USCCB, Catholic Charities of Los Angeles and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, check it out here!  See also Catholic Bishops hands in your pockets.

Noisy Room: I guess when compassion and guilt aren’t motivating enough, you can always try and bribe Americans.

Our complete archive on ‘unaccompanied minors’ is here.

*** Don’t know about Cloward and Piven?  Visit this post we wrote in 2009 to help explain how refugees and migrants generally are being used to bring down our system of government.  Obama only has two years left to “change” America and they (progressives/government agencies like ORR/churches etc.) are now on the move to get it done.

 

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Maryland site being considered as refugee camp for unaccompanied minors

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 12, 2014

Update:  Just got word that this MD site has been rejected—where else might they go in MD?  Ask your local government if they have gotten a letter!

Maryland’s only Republican Congressman is on record opposing the choice.  And, LOL! knowing those Carroll County Tea Party-type activists there will be one hell-u-va protest if the feds go forward with this one!  There is a lot of pent-up anger here in Maryland!

Vacant Army Reserve facility in Westminster, MD

Here is the news at WBAL.TV:

WESTMINSTER, Md. —The Obama administration is eyeing a vacant Army reserve facility in Westminster as a possible shelter for illegal immigrant children, and it’s meeting strong opposition from local officials and at least one member of Congress.

There were no demonstrations yet in Westminster, but the opposition is just as strong as elsewhere in the country. Elected officials in Carroll County vehemently oppose using a vacant Army reserve building on Malcolm Drive to house the children, even temporarily. The Department of Health and Human Services would handle the operation.

“I don’t think it’s the right place. I don’t think it’s the right time. The bottom line is the community doesn’t want it. The representatives in Congress don’t want it the Department of Health and Human Services shouldn’t be looking at it,” said U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R-District 1.

Harris said if the Obama administration ignores the local opposition, he’s prepared to use his position on the House Appropriations Committee to stop the proposal from going further.

Wouldn’t this make the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service happy, happy, happy, since they are headquartered in Maryland and they are being paid to take care of the “children.”

Unfortunately, word is spreading that some of the latest wave of illegal migrants (now being called “refugees”) are already in “welcoming” Maryland.

Go here for the ever-expanding archive on the ‘unaccompanied minors’ invasion of America.

 

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Lutherans give testimony to Senate, we want more money and more migrants too!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 12, 2014

LIRS CEO Hartke makes a cool $200,000 plus salary for her “humanitarian” work and you pay for it!

They are all at it!  With their hands out to Caesar!

It is not just the Catholic Bishops wanting more money from you to take care of the unaccompanied aliens, another major contractor Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (96% funded by you) had its hand stretched out to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.

Here is the testimony of Linda Hartke, CEO of the multi-million dollar federal contractor LIRS.  All good Lutherans need to know what LIRS is doing in your name.  She wants ORR to create more opportunities for NGOs to take care of the “children” and get them legal representation.  And, of course they would be happy to get a larger federal grant to do that work in partnership with the government.

We have written many posts on LIRS, click here for our complete archive.   Back in May, LIRS began a lobbying campaign for the “children” called #ActOfLove, here.

And, here, are all of our posts on the ‘unaccompanied minors’ crisis.

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Catholic Bishops and Obama officials pow-wow in Washington; press for funding of “children’s” migration

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 12, 2014

As I open every post on the USCCB (today and in the future), I will remind readers for the umpteenth time right at the top of the post! that as the largest of nine major federal refugee contractors*** the US CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ migrant program is almost exclusively funded by US taxpayer dollars (Caesar’s dollars):

98% of the Catholic Bishops refugee and migration money comes from the federal government.

Would some reporter with a national readership please report this hard truth!  Or, are you all as much afraid of them as Members of Congress are?

My frustration level goes through the roof when I see stories like this one, where author Ryan Lovelace (who has done great reporting on the topic of the ‘unaccompanied minors’) at National Review Online is wondering why and how the Bishops are working with Obama.

Other than on the issue of abortion, the US Bishops are as far left as Obama is!  Of course Obama is reaching out to them, but there is no reaching necessary!  He owns them!

Back to the USCCB’s pow-wow with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR in HHS) and the US State Department’s head honcho—Asst. Secretary of State for Population Refugees and Migration….it is all about the people they “serve” (the migrants of all stripes) with your money!

Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Eskinder Negash: Americans shouldn’t worry about the taxpayer funding for illegal aliens flooding our border!

From Breitbart (illegal migrants are all Jesus now):

The 2014 National Migration Conference (NMC), held in Washington, D.C., is about to come to a close on Thursday, July 10. The event, which clearly highlights the partnership between the Catholic Church in the United States and the U.S. government on the issue of aid for immigrants, is occurring this year at a time when the U.S. is being flooded with thousands of illegal immigrant children and teens. It is also a time when the U.S. Catholic bishops have called upon the Obama administration and Congress to protect the unaccompanied young illegals crossing the U.S. border.    [The USCCB has a CONTRACT with ORR to take care of the "children" (their clients).---ed]

The conference, hosted by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS), the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLIN), and Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), has been focused on advancing “the life and dignity of the human person in our work with immigrants, migrants, refugees, unaccompanied migrant children, victims of human trafficking, and other vulnerable people on the move.”

Though the conference’s program offers workshops that are undoubtedly helpful to those assisting legal immigrants to the United States, what is missing is a clear differentiation between “legal” and “illegal” immigration. In fact, in reading the program, one gets the impression that every immigrant – legal or not – could also be a “refugee.”

The program describes a conference that offers both a teaching component – sharing and applying Catholic social teaching on migration – and one for advocacy in which participants are prepared and organized “to carry the message on these migration issues both to Congress in Washington, D.C., and to constituencies and political leaders in their own communities.”

Eskinder Negash, director of the ORR (and former Vice President of USCRI, a contractor which is 99% funded by you!) said forget the US taxpayer and don’t worry about the flood of migrants at the border.

Americans, Negash said, should not be concerned with the taxpayer funding and the massive flooding of illegal immigrants.

Besides Negash revolving in the door between jobs as a government funder of grants (at ORR) and private contractor, Anne Richard (also speaking at the pow-wow this past week) who runs the State Department arm of the refugee resettlement program, also came to her government position from a contractor (IRC).  Shouldn’t there be a law prohibiting this practice?

***The contractors

 Update:  Just found another report on the pow-wow and a UN official said this:

The refugee resettlement program in the United States “is the engine of the global program,” he said, noting that the majority of refugees are resettled through networks run by the Catholic Church.

 

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Mexican “Beast” train, bringing young men to America, derails

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 11, 2014

Fox caption: June 18, 2014: People hoping to reach the U.S. ride atop the wagon of a freight train, known as La Bestia (The Beast) in Ixtepec, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. The train derailed on Wednesday, July 9, leaving about 1,300 migrants stranded, authorities said.Reuters

 

It is just a short news story at Fox, thanks to ‘pungentpeppers’ for bringing it to our attention.  Tell me the Mexican government couldn’t stop this if they wanted to!

From Fox:

A cargo train carrying about 1,300 Mexican and Central American migrants heading to the United States border has derailed in southern Mexico.

Many of the people onboard were young and no one was injured when the train came off the tracks in the southern state of Oaxaca on Wednesday, a spokesman for local emergency services told Reuters.

Several days of heavy rain in the area may have caused the train – nicknamed “The Beast” — to derail and leave its passengers stranded, authorities said.

For more facts on the crisis generally, see Breitbart on leaked report, here, hat tip: Joanne.

And, just a reminder!  3/4ths of the “children” arriving in the last two years are boys over 14 years old!  See ORR stats here.

For all of our posts on ‘unaccompanied minors’ going back several years, click here.

 

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