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Handy timeline of the border invasion

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 14, 2014

Reader Bruce sent us this great timeline prepared by the blog—The Last Refuge.  Someone did a lot of work!

I would just like to add a 2004 “backgrounder” by Don Barnett published by the Center for Immigration Studies.  We posted on Barnett’s report last month, here.  The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in Health and Human Services and their contractors knew for some time that the rush on the border was coming.

In fact, in June of last year we attended a Pennsylvania meeting of the ORR and its contractors and they were predicting large numbers of ‘unaccompanied alien children’ in future years.  I wondered what they knew that we didn’t know.

The contractors are paid to either care for the children in contractor-run facilities or find them foster care (here is just one such attempt to find foster care).

 

Addendum:  Just so I don’t lose this link, here are some more stats on the cost and other stats from ORR via News5.

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Top 12 states “welcoming” refugees (so far) this year

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 11, 2014

The fiscal year is over in 3 months and as of June 30th the US State Department has released statistics on which refugees are going to which states.  For new readers these are the refugees in the regular Refugee Resettlement program; the stats do not include the surging border-invading migrants and “children,” asylees, temporary protected status holders, or diversity visa lottery winners.  These are just the refugees resettled through the federal contractors ***to your states.

By the way, they previously made public which refugees were going to which cities, but that information is no longer available to us (why?).

The total resettled as of June 30th is 50,988 so they are on target to meet their Obama-set goal of 70,000 by September 30th, however, the border crisis and the overload communities will be feeling from that may stem this year’s tide of other third worlders.

Indeed, the frightening news about “refugees” from Central America invading America may well represent a public relations nightmare for the contractors who have, over three decades, carefully wrapped the word “refugee” in warm and fuzzy language.

Go here and open Arrivals by state and country location (see who is coming to your state).

Here are the top 12 states “welcoming” refugees this fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2013-June 30,2014)

Texas (5,141)  Turning the red state blue one immigrant at a time?

California (4,541)

New York (3,014)

Michigan (2,980)

Florida (2,624)

Ohio (2,208)

Pennsylvania (2,051)

Arizona (1,994)

Georgia (1,968)

Washington (1,863)

Illinois (1,840)

North Carolina (1,834)

This post will be archived in our ‘where to find information’ category.

***The contractors

 

 

 

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Lutherans may be operating centers for ‘unaccompanied minors’ in your state

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 8, 2014

Just can’t get away from it.  The issue of  illegal alien teens (and to a lesser extent women and children) surging across our border is inescapable.  And, so you know that its not just the Catholics cashing in on the crisis, here is the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod with its action appeal for its master—Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services!

We don’t know who the 45 partners are, but below are LIRS subcontractors.

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.

More than 45 Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) partners are providing care and services to help the influx of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the southern U.S. border in response to what is being called a humanitarian crisis.

That support is being provided at the request of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement — the government body with whom LIRS has worked as an “advocate and strong partner” for the past decade on behalf of the safety of unaccompanied immigrant children, said Kimberly Haynes, LIRS director of Children’s Services.

LIRS was asked “to expand and engage networks” to help meet the growing needs of thousands of children, including many fleeing “horrific” situations in Central America, Haynes said.

Before I give you their state affiliates, check out this post we wrote in May of last year about their finances.  (This was when LIRS was lobbying for S.744).

Have a look at a recent Form 990 for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, page 9. They had income in that year of $31,653,748 and, of that, you, the taxpayers of America, gave them $30,376,568.  Their CEO* makes $204,186 in salary and benefits.  Where is the ACLU?  No separation of church and state here!   The church is the state!  Just wait until CAIR figures all this out and starts demanding the Muslim share of your tax dollars!

Looks like about 96% of their budget comes from you (the US taxpayer)!

They are probably jumping for joy this afternoon as the word spreads that Obama now wants $3.7 Billion for the “crisis,” a chunk of which will flow into LIRS coffers!  That earlier $2 billion looks like chicken scratch in comparison!

Here is a list of LIRS subcontractors.  If you have one in your town, you might call them and ask if they are bringing illegal alien “children” as an #ActOfLove to your community.  See our May 28th post about LIRS lobbying campaign for the alien minors.  They call it #ActOfLove (if you are on twitter join the fun there!).

Arizona
Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, Phoenix and Tuscon

California
Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service, Los Angeles

Colorado (New Mexico)
Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains, Denver

Florida
Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida, Jacksonville
Lutheran Services Florida, Miami, Orlando and Tampa

Georgia
Lutheran Services of Georgia, Atlanta

Illinois
RefugeeOne, Chicago

Maryland
Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area, Silver Spring

Massachusetts
Lutheran Social Services of New England, West Springfield and Worcester

Michigan
Lutheran Social Services of Michigan, Battle Creek, Grand Rapids and Southfield

Minnesota
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, Minneapolis and Pelican Rapids

Nebraska
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Omaha

New Hampshire
Lutheran Social Services of New England, Concord

New York
Lutheran Social Services of New York, New York City
Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees, Utica

North Dakota
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota—Center for New Americans, Bismarck, Fargo and Grand Forks

Oregon
Lutheran Community Services Northwest, Portland

Pennsylvania
Lutheran Children and Family Services of Eastern Pennsylvania, Lancaster and Philadelphia

South Carolina
Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas—Refugee Resettlement Program, Columbia

South Dakota
Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota, Huron and Sioux Falls

Texas
Refugee Services of Texas, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Amarillo and Houston

Virginia
Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area, Falls Church

Washington
Lutheran Community Services Northwest, Seattle and Vancouver

Wisconsin
Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Madison and Milwaukee

Wyoming
Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains, Casper

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

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Immigration fraud, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Where to find information | Tagged: , | 9 Comments »

Catholic Bishops milk taxpayers while pushing amnesty! Are the big guns in conservative talk-radio starting to get it?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 3, 2014

Tonight fellow blogger Richard Falknor alerted me to this tweet at Laura Ingraham’s twitter feed:

Context for Catholic Bishops’ Amnesty Support: “Fed grants make up 93% of USCCB’s migration/refugee budget

The link sends followers to a story about how much the US Catholic Bishops receive from the US taxpayer citing their 2011 annual report.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services has published its 2011 annual report.

According to the report, over 92.5% of Migration and Refugee Services’ $72.1 million budget came from federal grants and contracts, while under $25,000 came from private donations.

Let’s have a look at their 2012 annual report, it gets worse!   We have mentioned this umpteen zillion times, but now maybe people are ready to focus especially since the Bishops are federal contractors caring for the illegal alien “children” besides their regular allotment of refugees from the third world.

Page 13:

REVENUE

Federal Grants/Contracts           $65,911,344  (taxpayer money)

CRS Collection                            $ 1,369,807

Refugee Travel Loan Fees            $ 3,622,886   (this is taxpayer $ too, feds loaned it and USCCB keeps some)

Investment Income and                 $65,719
Private Grants/Donations

Other                                              $5,481

Total Revenue                               $70,975,237

 

So, that’s about 98% of their funds for 2012 that came from you!  That is not what I call Christian charity!

And, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops supports Comprehensive Immigration Reform (S.744) because if passed and signed into law it would bring them more paying “clients” and more federal grants and contracts.

The USCCB is the largest of the nine major federal contractors.

***The contractors

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Homeland Security Infographic on processing into America the illegal alien “children”

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 2, 2014

Isn’t this great, the Dept. of Homeland Securty has a handy little “infographic” to help you understand the steps  involved in taking care of the “children” (3/4 are teenaged boys) coming across the US Southern border by the thousands.   You pay for all of this and there is no mention here about sending any home.

The asylum courts are so clogged that they will be fully grown men before they get a court date (step 5), if they ever get one.

We are going to have a lot of posts in the coming days about whether your town or city will be involved in Step 3 below.

By the way, here is a link to ORR’s state refugee coordinators.  Call yours and see if you will be “welcoming” the “children” where you live!

For new readers, see all of our posts (going back several years) on “unaccompanied minors” by clicking here.  See especially Don Barnett’s prescient report of ten years ago.  It took a President like Obama to take a Bush do-gooder policy and turn it into an invitation to invade America.

 

Posted in Asylum seekers, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Immigration fraud, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, Where to find information | Tagged: , | 5 Comments »

Sigh of relief in Sweden (NY): Illegal alien kids not coming to town after all!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 1, 2014

But, are they coming to yours?

An old Walmart store was apparently under consideration by the Office of Refugee Resettlement to house a large number of so-called ‘unaccompanied minors.’

Upstate NY Walmart ruled out as home for the Central American (mostly teenaged) boys crashing the US border.

From the Democrat and Chronicle (hat tip: Joanne):

Federal officials are no longer considering a former Walmart building in the town of Sweden as temporary housing for children who fled violence in Central America and are in the United States illegally.

Assemblyman Steve Hawley, R-Batavia, said in a news release Monday that after he raised concerns, the federal Department of Health and Human Services informed him that the site, which is near Brockport, no longer is on the table.

Hawley’s statement called the decision “the right one.”

“Brockport residents and upstate New York taxpayers can’t afford to be paying for the housing, health care and education of illegal immigrant children,” the statement said. “It’s important that we do everything to help these children, but Brockport is ill-equipped for such an undertaking long-term.”

Sweden Deputy Supervisor Robert Muesebeck said Town Hall received many phone calls from residents about the idea after it became public — most of them negative.

Muesebeck said Monday evening he had not been informed of federal officials’ decision.

“That would make a lot of our taxpayers and citizens happy,” he said.

Find out if the “kids” by the hundreds are coming to your town!

Here is the list of state refugee coordinators.  Call yours and ask!

Click here for our complete archive on “unaccompanied alien minors” seeking asylum.

By the way, New York state is a favorite (welcoming!) refugee resettlement state for the contractors.  Go here for our dozens of posts on New York.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, Where to find information | Tagged: , , | 3 Comments »

Asylee or refugee? Chart showing US “refugee” numbers is confusing

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 1, 2014

There is a chart making the rounds (several people have sent it to me) which supposedly shows the “origins” of “refugees” admitted to the US.   Although the text makes it clear that the numbers are for those granted “asylum” in the US (yes, they become refugees, aka asylees, for the purpose of getting their goodies), but to call them “refugees” is confusing.

A refugee is generally considered to be someone the UN selects abroad and is admitted into the US by the State Department after some initial screening.  A successful asylee is someone who got to the US on his or her own steam and then asked for asylum and were subsequently granted refugee status.

So why do the “unaccompanied minors” from Central America need lawyers? Because they are going to be applying for asylum (although most are economic migrants, not legitimate refugees). http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/06/05/Leaked-Images-Reveal-Children-Warehoused-in-Crowded-US-Cells-Border-Patrol-Overwhelmed

Also, the chart does not tell us what the time frame is for the numbers or where the author got them—are the numbers for 10 years, 5 years, one year???

Regular readers here can quickly see that the numbers are wrong if we are talking about “refugees” admitted by the US because leading that list in recent years are Iraqis, Burmese, Bhutanese and Somalis.

We don’t admit Chinese “refugees” in any great number.  This year (see stats here) for example in the same period that we took 32 Chinese “refugees” we have admitted 11,660 Iraqis.

Since the chart making the rounds lists Chinese “refugees” as over 65,000 it is clearly attempting to show “asylees” or “asylum seekers” (those who have not yet been granted asylum).   Those Chinese asylum seekers got in here through either illegal means or overstayed a visa (also illegal!).

By the way, most Chinese asylum seekers are frauds!  Remember this story from last February?

In fact, another bunch of frauds are the “unaccompanied kids” from mostly Central America who got in here illegally and are going to be seeking asylum.  If approved they will be refugees with all of the social services and rights available to a US citizen (except voting, but they will be doing that too!).   See our fact sheet for what refugees and asylees (those granted asylum) are eligible to receive.

Here is the government’s Annual Flow Report for 2012 which helps further make the distinction between “refugees” and “asylees.”  (Don’t ask me why they don’t have 2013 available, but I bet it’s because their “asylee” numbers are a chaotic mess or so over-the-top that they don’t want you to know!).

I sure hope that helps!

Posted in Asylum seekers, Changing the way we live, Crimes, Immigration fraud, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Taxpayer goodies, Where to find information | Tagged: , , | 3 Comments »

Out of town ….

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 26, 2014

I’m away for a few day to take care of some family business and will have little or no access to the internet.

If you are arriving here for the first time, I’m sure if you look around, you will find the information you need.

First, see our “about” page.  And, our most popular feature our “fact sheet.

Check out “top posts” in the right hand side bar to see what other readers are finding most interesting.  Also, note tag clouds.   See our “categories” in the left hand side bar (the ‘where to find information’ category is filled with reports, statistic, documents) and then use our search function for specific topics.

We have written 5,689 posts over the last seven years, so you should be able to find something useful by typing a few key words into our search function.  For example, the hot topic these days include ‘unaccompanied minors,’ or ‘Syrian refugees.’    Don’t type in ‘Somali refugees’ without another key word unless you have all weekend to read!

Thanks and be back on Monday!

Addendum:  Almost forgot!  Since we moderate comments, those won’t be posted until I come back.

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Lexington, KY: World Refugee Day event visited by Americans First

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 25, 2014

Could a new “pocket of resistance” be building in Kentucky?

As you know, political leaders in several cities are voicing their concerns about the large numbers of refugees placed in their cities and as a result putting enormous strain on social service and school system budgets.  We reported yesterday about requests for moratoriums on further refugee resettlement in several New England states.   And, don’t forget earlier this year Amarillo, TX was also asking for a reprieve.

And, as you know, last Friday was World Refugee Propaganda Day.

(An aside:  I just saw an interesting perspective on World Refugee Day where a commenter wondered why anyone would celebrate the fact that the UN has utterly failed in its supposed mission to quell violence around the world.)

We told you on June 16th that Lexington, KY would be the site of a World Refugee Day “celebration” put on by Kentucky Refugee Ministries (a refugee resettlement subcontractor of Church World Service working for the federal government).

Americans First:  Fighting for social and economic justice for US Citizens

What we didn’t know was that a budding organization called “Americans First” planned to pass out fact sheets at the event with information attendees need to know!

Go here for the excellent Fact Sheet!   And, tune in to Americans First radio!

Surprisingly, the media was not at the “Summit” but Kentucky Refugee Ministries dubbed it a success with 160 participants (a large number of which received Americans First fact sheet).

Contact Americans First, here.   Organizers plan to make this a national movement.

 

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Second largest religious tradition by state; Islam in 20 states

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 24, 2014

This is old news by a few weeks, but Debbie sent me this very informative map today that was published at The Blaze a couple of weeks ago and I think it’s a good addition to our ‘where to find information’ category.    And, perhaps a good companion to our refugee statistics regarding top languages spoken by refugees admitted to the US (Arabic is the number one language of refugees arriving in the US right now).

By the way, the US State Department does track the religions of refugees they admit to the US, but does not make that information available to the general public.

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