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Obama Task Force on New Americans: Changing America by ‘seeding’ migrants in towns everywhere

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 28, 2015

Obama is changing America by changing the people!  You might even say he is “colonizing” America!

And, they are doing it by changing the language as well!

Yesterday several readers directed me to a segment of the Mark Levin radio program where Levin interviewed “Sue” from Maryland.

Sue had been wise enough to get on recent conference calls with the White House Task Force on New Americans, we mentioned the Task Force here and here.

In our first post we told you who was in charge and that they were not “assimilating” immigrants.  They are “integrating” them.  The word “assimilate” is verboten in the Open Border circles.

The task force was created in November, here it is.  Now they are getting to work under the guidance of none-other than former La Raza (“the race”) agitator Cecilia Muñoz and the Director of USCIS León Rodríguez.

In that second post, we copied verbatim the Task Force on New Americans instructions for getting on the call.  Note that they wanted to keep whatever was said from the press:

Note to the media: This engagement is not for press purposes.”

After hearing Sue’s description of what she heard, it is no wonder they didn’t want the press to know what was being said!

You can listen to Sue’s report to Levin by going to the Podcast of Levin’s February 26th show. Go here and find the February 26th show.  Start listening at 91:12 (on my version of the podcast).

***Update***  Reader Caroline sent us this link to WCBM (Baltimore) where Sue is identified as Sue Payne co-host of the Pat McDonough Radio Show.

Everything she says rings true with what we have been hearing and reporting for the last couple of years!  But, it wasn’t until now that it all becomes clear!

seedling

The image is from a powerpoint presentation by ‘Welcoming America’ which I saw in June 2013. The seedling is the migrant, the soil is your town. LOL! I guess ‘Welcoming America’ is shoveling them in! http://welcomingrefugees.org/sites/default/files/documents/resources/2014%20Welcoming%20Institute%20Powerpoint.pdf

Let’s start with ‘Welcoming America’ a community organizing group headed by David Lubell that sprang from a seed in Nashville, TN and was watered initially with funding from a George Soros group.  We told you about them here.

In June 2013, it was the first time we heard this ‘seeds and soil’ concept that Sue reported to Mark Levin.  In the “emergent” immigrant communities, the new immigrants (newly amnestied and refugees) are the “seedlings” and your town is the soil.

Will the “seedlings” ultimately take over the host?

At that June 2013 Office of Refugee Resettlement “stakeholder” meeting in Lancaster, PA, we learned for the first time that the federal government had contracted ‘Welcoming America’ to get peoples’ minds right especially in areas where “pockets of resistance” (their words!) had formed.

Here is what I said about that presentation by ‘Welcoming America’ in June 2013:

“Welcoming America is on the case!  They want to “transform” communities by “Building a Nation of Neighbors”!

Downs-Karkos described her organization’s job as “promoting understanding and support for refugees.”  The whole concept is that YOU must improve your attitude to your new neighbors, not that the refugees must learn to fit into American society.  We are a Nation of immigrants, they are coming, so get used to it was the basic message.

The refugees and immigrants are the seeds and your community is the soil into which they are being planted is how she described what is happening.  Her group is working on improving the soil.”

We have been chronicling ‘Welcoming America’ and David Lubell’s activities for nearly two years, click here for our complete archive.   See especially that when Obama recently visited Nashville, community organizer Lubell was invited on Air Force One.

Go here to see if your city/county is working with Welcoming America!  See which states have “Welcoming Affiliates” here.

Changing the definition of “refugee”

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They are changing the legal definition of “refugee!”

Obama and his cabal of Open Borders agitators are working to further blur definitions involving categories of legal immigration (eg refugees) and illegal aliens something that is already very confusing to the average American and often the media as well.

Besides the ‘seedling and the soil’ imagery, Sue reported that the task force seeking to change America wants to transform all of the newly amnestied aliens into “refugees.”

That is an integral part of the plan which we have been saying is the real goal behind the ‘unaccompanied alien children’ invasion of the border—Obama, Munoz, Lubell and the gang want them all designated as refugees!  Why? Because refugees have all forms of welfare (including health care) available to them while other classes of immigrants (both legal and illegal do not) and they are on a fast track to citizenship.

That is the point (the refugee definition change) we were trying to make on Fox & Friends earlier this month, here.   Refugees are legally defined as being outside their own country and must prove that they fear returning home because they are persecuted for race, religion or political persuasion.   Economic migrants are not refugees!  The alien “children” are not refugees!

I wrapped up the interview with this line (notice I did not use the words “illegal immigration.”):

“I also think that immigration is our existential threat in this country, both [because of] the numbers and who we are bringing in.”

It is not just Obama!

Finally, remember this “seeding” concept has been going on for decades through Presidents of both parties as the US State Department and its contractors (all nine are progressive, six of them represent the “religious Left”) have been seeding communities with refugees — see our post just this week about how over 60 towns in Minnesota have been “salted” (I should have said “seeded!”) with Somalis.  Obama is just taking it to a new level.

By the way, I will bet the contractors*** were on that Task Force on New Americans conference call too!

Speaking of language—you are a racist if you don’t want to be replaced!

Again, they control the language:  If you aren’t “welcoming” then that means to them you are unwelcoming=racist, redneck, xenophobic, nativist boob.  Such language sends most good people running for cover.  Or, in the case of politicians, especially Republican ones, they virtually wet their pants out of fear while Obama and the progressives move forward with their agenda of replacing you!

*** I wonder do the refugee resettlement contractors care about legitimate refugees as they sell-out to the Open Borders movement by supporting amnesty for millions?

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Pakistanis want their fellow Muslim Afghan refugees out now!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 27, 2015

Good ol’ USA is taking in Afghan Muslim refugees while their fellow Muslims in Pakistan want them out.  Just yesterday we reported on one of those refugees we welcomed from Afghanistan when he was sentenced to 25 years in jail for his Islamic terror plans.

We have written previously about Pakistan’s demands that the Afghan refugees go home.  At the center of the news this morning is the subject of  that photo I bet everyone of you has seen at some point in the last three decades—the National Geographic cover photo of Sharbat Gula.

Sharbat Gula (then and now), the Afghan refugee who became famous after her photograph was put on the cover of National Geographic is getting attention again for another picture taken 30 years later.

Here is the story about how Gula has an illegal ID card.  They are overrunning us!

As evidenced by the anger over Gula having a CNIC, many Pakistanis are ready for them to return to Afghanistan. “We need them to leave Pakistan because we are badly suffering,” Hamid-ul-Huq, who represents Peshawar, told The Guardian. “All our streets, mosques, schools are overloaded because of them. It is time for them to leave Pakistan honorably.”

***Update***  More here at the Huffington Post thanks to reader Joanne.

And, be sure to see a post we wrote in 2009 where UNHCR Antonio Guterres declared that the world’s ‘welcoming’ heart for refugees comes from Islam—from Shariah law.  (I laugh every time I think about that!)

How did we become such suckers?

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Asst. Secretary of State on Syrian refugees: If only you could meet them….

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 27, 2015

…..your heart would melt (she didn’t exactly say that!).

This is from one more article on the growing conflict about how many Syrian Muslim refugees we should admit to the US.  Frankly, there are so many of these stories, I’m having trouble keeping track!   This one is from the Associated Press, here.

Anne C. Richard, Asst. Secretary of State for PRM was formerly a VP (for advocacy!) at one of the federally-funded refugee ‘non-profit’ agencies she now contracts to resettle refugees—The International Rescue Committee. Was she a Soros protege at the International Crisis Group? Bio: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/188212.htm

Anne C. Richard, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration echoes a sentiment that permeates our refugee admission policy in the US.  I’ve seen it used at the local level where the resettlement contractors parade out some sympathetic refugees in an attempt to soften any opposition to resettlement.

Our federal policy (what is right for America!) should be made in a clear-eyed way, not clouded by gooey emotions or done under pressure from the United Nations!

We might all have sympathy for those who live in hellholes around the world, but that doesn’t mean we have to invite them here in large numbers.

Honestly those promoters of more refugees for your towns and cities cannot give you any real reason as to why we need to do this without falling back on guilt-tripping emotionalism.

Here is what Richard told AP:

“These are people I think that if most Americans met them, their instinct would immediately be, ‘We have to help these people,'” Anne Richard, the assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration, said in an interview with The Associated Press.

[….]

“I think if we talk about just this faceless mob of people from conflict-ridden lands, it seems very scary,” the State Department’s Richard said. “But if you meet individuals and individual families, you start to understand the very, very human nature of what it means to be a refugee.”

Everyone with such maudlin impulses should use your own resources, adopt a third world child or family, or send your own money abroad to help them there and leave the rest of us out of it!

Egg on face?

Last October Richard told the world at a meeting in Berlin (a kind of pledging event) that the US was stepping up now to bring in Syrians in a big way and said we have 5,000 in the pipeline that the UN has picked for us.  See our postIn December she said there were 9,000 in the UN’s pipeline to America.

If you missed it, see our hierarchy of who is in charge of refugee policy in the United States.

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Austria passes new law in attempt to slow Muslim radicalization; Imams must speak German

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 27, 2015

They want Muslim Imams in Austria to speak German and they want a prohibition on foreign funds coming in to the 400-plus Islamic organizations operating in the country.

And, get this!  58% of Austrians think “radicalization” of the country’s Muslim population is underway.  (only 58%!)

They better slow Muslim immigration while they are at it!  Or, no German language requirement is going to help them!

From Al Jazeera:

Austria’s parliament has passed a bill amending historical laws on Muslim organisations which will ban foreign sources of financing and require imams to be able to speak German.

The text aims to promote what conservative Integration Minister Sebastian Kurz called an “Islam of European character” by muting the influence of foreign Muslim nations and organisations, and offering Austrian Muslims a mix of increased rights and obligations in practising their faith in the central European country.

However, the law has generated opposition from several quarters, including Austrian Muslim groups that call it “discrimination” that imposes restrictions on Islam that other religions are not saddled with.

[….]

The passing of the law comes amid estimates indicating about 200 people from Austria – including women and minors – have gone to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

A poll published by the OGM institute on Tuesday found 58 percent of Austrians feeling “radicalisation” of the nation’s Muslims was underway.

The legislation bans Islamic cultural organisations and imams in Austria from receiving funding from abroad.

You can read it all here.

One more story for our ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive.

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Report: Members of Islamic terrorist organizations coming across Texas border

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 27, 2015

But, this is what I would like to know:  Where are they now?  Incarcerated? Deported, or in asylum court telling some fabricated sob story with the help of a gullible immigration lawyer?

Informative isn’t it!

From the Washington Post:

A top Texas law enforcement agency says border security organizations have apprehended several members of known Islamist terrorist organizations crossing the southern border in recent years, and while a surge of officers to the border has slowed the flow of drugs and undocumented immigrants, it’s costing the state tens of millions of dollars.

In a report to Texas elected officials, the state Department of Public Safety says border security agencies have arrested several Somali immigrants crossing the southern border who are known members of al-Shabab, the terrorist group that launched a deadly attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, and Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya, another Somalia-based group once funded by Osama bin Laden. Another undocumented immigrant arrested crossing the border was on multiple U.S. terrorism watch lists, the report says.

[….]

Authorities also apprehended immigrants who said they were members of terrorist organizations in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

[….]

The department said it had come into contact in recent years with “special interest aliens,” who come from countries with known ties to terrorists or where terrorist groups thrive. Those arrested include Afghans, Iranians, Iraqis, Syrians, Libyans and Pakistanis. In all, immigrants from 35 countries in Asia and the Middle East have been arrested over the past few years in the Rio Grande Valley.

There is more, read it all.

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Another refugee off to the slammer on terrorism charges, this one from Afghanistan

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 26, 2015

Ho hum!  To tell you the truth I’m getting sick of these cases where we generously give “refugees” from Muslim countries asylum and they turn around and become killers, rapists or jihadists and taxpayers then must pay for an expensive trial and support them for years in prison.

Really, there should be a special fund set up in the US State Department budget to pay for the trials and prison time!  I know, I know, it is still taxpayer money, but maybe if it had to come out of the State Department’s hide they might choose refugees more wisely from the list the UN gives them!

From Banning-Beaumont Patch (hat tip: ‘Pungentpeppers’):

Trial of Afghan refugee Sohiel Omar Kabir in Riverside. Sentencing judge: he betrayed our hospitality.

Two Southern California men who planned to commit “violent jihad” against American troops by joining terrorist groups in Afghanistan were each sentenced Monday to 25 years in federal prison.

Sohiel Omar Kabir, 36, of Pomona and Ralph Kenneth DeLeon, 26, of Ontario, were convicted last September following a nearly month long trial at the federal courthouse in downtown Riverside.

Kabir was found guilty of two counts of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and one count each of conspiring to kill American troops and conspiring to receive military training from al-Qaida.

[….]

In pronouncing sentence for Kabir, Phillips said it was “hard to understate the seriousness of the offense.”

“It wasn’t just talk,” she said. “We’ve seen all too often how little it takes for young men to cause havoc and loss of life. Just because his plan didn’t come to fruition — it doesn’t reduce the seriousness of what he intended to do.”

Kabir’s attorney, Federal Public Defender Jeffrey Aaron, argued for a 10- year prison term, citing mitigating factors, including what he said was his client’s low I.Q. Phillips was not swayed, pointing out that Kabir’s own family had acknowledged he was intelligent, though admittedly “lazy.”

The judge said Kabir had been given every break after his family fled to the U.S. as refugees and were given asylum.

“He is an example of someone who betrayed the hospitality extended to him by this country,” Phillips said.

Yup!

I haven’t forgotten that I have to say more about the Uzbek alleged terrorists we have let in, but I truly am sick of these stories!

 

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Catholic Bishops, other “religious” refugee resettlement contractors might soon be out of business thanks to Obama

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 26, 2015

…..Or, will they give up their moral convictions on abortion in exchange for cold hard federal cash!

The Bishops and Catholic Charities between a rock and a hard place. Moral of the story: When you take Caesar’s money, Caesar owns you!

We previously told you about Obama’s pen (rule change) that would require any agency getting federal payola to abide by federal rules on sexual orientation of employees.  I’m not sure this is part of that same Executive order, but it is the same concept—take federal money, follow federal rules.

Remember readers (and for our many new readers!), the US Conference of Catholic Bishops gets 98% of its funding from the US Treasury.  See here also.

This should be a great lesson for all who want to put their grubby hands into the taxpayers’ pockets!  You do it and the government then owns you!

From World Magazine (no where in the story is it mentioned how much these ‘religious’ charities get from the feds).  They have until June 24th to comply or lose their federal grants:

The Obama administration has issued interim final rules that require faith-based organizations to offer abortion referrals for unaccompanied child refugees entering the United States. The new regulations may restrict faith-based organizations’ ability to provide refugee aid, Catholic and evangelical relief organizations said.

Issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement, the rules set official standards for responding to sexual abuse among children entering the United States without their parents. But by requiring faith-based organizations to offer or refer abortions, the Obama administration has violated the organizations’ conscience rights, said Susan Yoshihara, senior vice president at the Center for Family and Human Rights. Currently, six of the nine resettlement organizations in the United States are faith-based.

If the six ‘religious’ refugee contractors use their own private funds they would not have their CONSCIENCES violated!

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) formally protested the rules Friday, joined by World Vision, National Association of Evangelicals, World Relief, and Catholic Relief Services.  [So where is Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, one of the largest recipients of federal cash for the “children.”  Not interested in their moral convictions.—ed]

The organizations stressed their commitment to their moral convictions, though hoping to resolve the conflict between the rules and their pro-life beliefs.

See all of our coverage of the ‘Unaccompanied minors’ issue, here.  The USCCB is one of the largest recipients of federal funds to care for the kids and has been for a number of years.  In 2014, 58,000 ‘unaccompanied minors’ entered the US which means, of course, that there is a lot of federal $$$ sloshing around to care for them.

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US State Department and resettlement contractors salted Minnesota with over 10,000 Somali refugees since 2005

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 26, 2015

In the wake of the terror scare over the past weekend, the Washington Times has published a pretty thorough piece on how the Refugee Admissions Program of the US State Department has changed/stressed Minnesota with the resettlement by three refugee contractors—Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services of MN, and World Relief MN (now Arrive Ministries)—of thousands of Somali refugees.   (For anyone interested in finding the resettlement contractors in your state and city, click here for a handy directory).

Someone should prepare a map showing all of the towns in Minnesota that have ‘welcomed’ refugees of all stripes. Some of the towns we mention are here especially the hottest sites: Minneapolis, St. Paul, St. Cloud and Rochester.

We told you here, that Minnesota is the go-to state for the resettlement of Somalis. Generous welfare was the original draw.

You can read the whole Washington Times article by reporter Kelly Riddell, here.  As of this writing there are 626 comments!

If you are living in small town/suburban Minnesota (or small town America) and are thinking this isn’t happening where you live, it is a big city issue, think again.

I went through the State Department data base again yesterday to see just where in Minnesota Somalis had been resettled over the last ten years (I started my search in February 2005).

I was shocked!

Remember as you look at this list below that the Somalis may not have stayed where they were originally placed, they may have moved to bigger cities in the state or others may have joined the ‘seed community’ in these other towns.

In refugee industry lingo, those who move are called “secondary migrants” and Minnesota is getting the lion’s share of those from across the US.

Do you think all of these towns (over 60 in number!) were consulted before they were expected to take on the financial burden of housing, healthcare and education for the kids?

The total number of Somalis placed in Minnesota, since February 2005 to date, is 10,804. 

(Many more were resettled in Minnesota before 2005, but we only looked at the last ten to eleven years.)

Anoka (2)

Apple Valley (13)

Barnesville (5)

Blaine (5)

Bloomington (124)

Brooklyn (2)

Brooklyn Center (38)

Brooklyn Park (50)

Burnsville (282)

Chanhassen (6)

Chaska (2)

Colombia Heights (112)

Coon Rapids (16)

Crystal (16)

Eagen (38)

Eden Prairie (400)

Edina (27)

Fairbault (10)

Falcon Heights (7)

Faribault (211)  (is this the same town as Fairbault, or is this a typo?)

Fridley (14)

Golden Valley (9)

Hill Top (1)

Hopkins (143)

Hutchinson (5)

Inver Grove Height (7)

Inver Grove Heights (11)  (typo again?)

Lakeville (4)

Mankato (34)

Maple Grove (6)

Maplewood (4)

Marshall (35)

Mendota Heights (1)

Minneapolis (4,868)

Minnetonka (40)

Moorhead (8)

New Brighton (18)

New Hope (80)

Norcross (1)

North Mankato (14)

Norths St. Paul (2)

Oakdale (1)

Owatonna (140)

Pelican Rapids (113)

Pine Island (3)

Plymouth (58)

Richfield (193)

Richville (7)

Robbinsville (4)

Rochester (595)

Rosemount (9)

Roseville (52)

St. Anthony (7)

St. Cloud (1,123)

St. Louis Park (100)

Saint Paul (1,491)

Saint Peter (11)

Savage (30)

Shakopee (18)

South St. Paul (11)

Waite Park (23)

Waseca (6)

West St. Paul (13)

White Bear Lake (1)

Willmor (122)

Woodbury (2)

By the way, Minnesota also ‘welcomed’ many other refugees of many nationalities, but we only looked at Somali numbers because they are dominating the news.

 

Posted in Africa, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, Where to find information, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 3 Comments »

Uzbek among three arrested in New York, charged with supporting ISIS

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 25, 2015

Gee, no surprise here.  Isn’t diversity beautiful!

I haven’t had time today to dredge up all of our Uzbek refugee terrorist stories, but thanks to our many readers who sent me the latest news which I am sure you all have seen or heard today.  Sure hope none of these Jihadist wannabees got in here in the Bush era secret Uzbek airlift of supposed ‘refugees.’  If you want to get started learning more, click here, for our archive on the airlift.

From Newsmax today:

Three men accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State and wage war against the United States were arrested on terrorism charges Wednesday, federal officials said.

Akhror Saidakhmetov, a Brooklyn resident and citizen of Kazakhstan, was arrested at Kennedy International Airport, where he was attempting to board a flight to Istanbul, authorities said.

Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, a resident of Brooklyn and citizen of Uzbekistan, had a ticket to travel to Istanbul next month and was arrested in Brooklyn, federal prosecutors said. Abror Habibov, 30, accused of helping fund Saidakhmetov’s efforts, was arrested in Florida.

More later…..

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Who makes the decisions on refugee resettlement in America? UN is at the top of the pyramid

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 25, 2015

This is the third in a series of primers of sorts for the media on the present Refugee Admissions Program.  The first two are here and here.

(I’m doing this series so that I don’t have to give lengthy explanations to reporters! Looking for a quote, below are the offices you should call!)

I wish I knew how to make one of the those flow chart things, but since I don’t, here is a list of who is responsible for which refugees are resettled in the US and ultimately where they are resettled.

At the top of the pyramid is the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

The present UNHCR is Antonio Guterres the former Socialist President of Portugal.

UNHCR Guterres and Asst. Sec. of State Richard. LOL! is this how Guterres looked when he heard about the FBI testimony and learned that the US can’t resettle the 9,000-10,000 Syrians he wanted us to “welcome” this year?

Then next is the President of the United States who sends a determination letter to Congress each September which contains a ceiling for the number of refugees to be admitted in the upcoming fiscal year (fiscal years begin on October 1 of the preceding year, thus we are nearly 5 months into FY2015).  The President also sets ceilings for various regions of the world.

The ceiling for FY2015 is now at 70,000.

Supposedly Congress can change what the President wants, but as far as I know no one on the House or Senate Judiciary Committees ever says boo! about any of it.

BTW, the determination letter is prepared in the US State Department after what amounts to phony hearings where they say they want public comment on the “size and scope” of the program for the upcoming fiscal year, but they really only listen to their contractors (see contractors below).

In the House of Representatives, the present chairmen of the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security (of the House Judiciary Committee) is Rep. Trey Gowdy.

In the Senate, the present chairman of the Senate Immigration and the National Interest Subcommittee (of the Senate Judiciary Committee) is Senator Jeff Sessions.

Both the House and Senate Homeland Security Committees are involved too.

Under the President there are three cabinet level agencies intimately involved in Refugee Resettlement:

US State Department where the Asst. Secretary of State for Population Refugees and Migration is Anne C. Richard.  Under Ms. Richard are Lawrence Bartlett (in charge of bringing refugees in) and Barbara Day (in charge of working with contractors to distribute them around the country).

The Department of Homeland Security is responsible for screening refugees.  At the USCIS, Barbara Strack is the chief of the Refugee Affairs Division.

And, finally in the Department of Health and Human Services the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which basically acts as the distributor of money to refugees and contractors, the new director is Ken Tota.

I should mention that there are State Refugee Coordinators which have varying amounts of power depending on which type of Refugee program is being carried out by the contractors.  Here is a directory of those contacts.

Then ostensibly under all those layers are the nine major resettlement contractors, but LOL! it is often said that they are in fact running the show!  They call themselves VOLAGs (short for Voluntary Agencies but they are paid mostly from the US Treasury).  There are 350 subcontractors under the nine biggies who are resettling refugees in your towns and cities.

The nine major contractors:

For reporters focusing on your own cities or states, here is a link for a directory of subcontractors in almost every state in the nation.  Do  you see the abbreviation in the left hand corner of each listing?  That is the abbreviation for which of the nine biggies that subcontractor is affiliated with.

Here is a map of the US showing where those subcontractors are located.

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