Refugee Resettlement Watch

With new bill, Muslim Congressman Ellison takes the lead to loosen restrictions on refugees….

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 24, 2012

….and to direct more of your tax dollars to so-called non-profit voluntary agencies (aka federal contractors).

Update and reminder:  Rep. Keith Ellison has the dubious distinction of having the most Somali constituents who left the country to join Jihadists in Africa, here.

So the powerful lobbyists for federal refugee contractors couldn’t find anyone other than Minnesota’s hot head Rep. Keith Ellison who called the Republican Party a “basically bigoted party” only a few weeks ago to carry their water in expanding refugee resettlement and getting more of your dollars into their coffers?  Really!

Readers, I have been suggesting for years that the real driving force behind the refugee program in recent years is to get more Muslim immigrants into the US, and you know with Ellison, a Muslim, now taking the lead on the program in Congress it’s the closest we’ve come to seeing that truth.

Way back in 2007, I wrote a post about an Imam from Maryland (Yahya Hendi) visiting Saudi Arabia and telling a Saudi audience that they had elected the first Muslim to Congress (Ellison) and that Muslims would control a number of US cities by 2015 (he is wrong on the year, it will take longer).  He admitted that Muslim conversions weren’t happening fast enough, so immigration is the ticket to swelling the US Muslim population.

Now here is Ellison introducing the “Strengthening Refugee Resettlement Act” last week.

Get’em in faster (speed up the security checks?), get them job training to compete against Americans in our weak job market, and make sure they get a green card right away (presently they must wait a year).

Ellison’s press release:

WASHINGTON–Rep. Keith Ellison (MN-05) today introduced the “Strengthening Refugee Resettlement Act,” which increases coordination and provides much-needed resources for new Americans fleeing war, persecution, or natural disaster.

The bill streamlines refugee processing abroad, while taking advantage of that processing time to provide refugees with English classes and work orientation training. It also allows refugees to be admitted to the United States as lawful permanent residents, saving scarce government and non-governmental organization (NGO) resources. [Do you find this as annoying as I do—these contractors just don’t want to be bothered with this extra work a year later.  They want to get their $$$ and be done with the refugees within 3-6 months and bring in another batch!—ed]

More money for the contractors!

 The bill strengthens refugee integration into local communities. In particular, it expands the public-private Matching Grant program, which has been highly successful in helping refugees become economically self-sufficient.

Brings more of your tax dollars to Ellison’s district where Ellison got elected with the help of the huge Somali population in his district.

“America’s refugee program should reflect our values of generosity and inclusion for all Americans—new and old. The ‘Strengthening Refugee Resettlement Act’ achieves this by making sure refugee families have the resources they need to be self-sufficient as quickly as possible. Strengthening support not only helps the 34,000 refugees who have come to Minnesota since 2000, but improves America’s image abroad.”

According to the University of Minnesota, Minnesota has historically had the highest number of refugees per capita. Between 1999 and 2007, over 34,000 people were resettled in Minnesota, from 30 different countries. Over 50,000 Somalis alone—many of them refugee–currently live in Minnesota.   [They are all refugees or illegal aliens—ed]

Ellison has kindly listed for us the hit-parade of federal contractors and immigration and open-borders lobbyists who support his bill:

Refugee Council USA  (this is the lobbying arm for refugee organizations)

Then he lists seven of the top nine major federal contractors who are on board with his bill.  These organizations receive millions of tax dollars to resettle refugees to your towns and cities while expending very small amounts of their own money.  These ‘church’ groups are not passing the collection plate to help refugees in any major way!

World Relief

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. (ECDC)

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society

Church World Service

The Episcopal Church

Interestingly, the two largest contractors: the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and the International Rescue Committee are not listed.  I wouldn’t be quick to chalk that up to any policy concerns with signing on with Ellison but more likely just a bureaucracy problem as they are so big they probably couldn’t get approval through in a timely manner.

Watch for it!  By the end of the week we will see Obama’s refugee wishlist for 2013 which if all goes the way it always does, Congress will rubber stamp it!

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  6. Ann

    When i first started looking at your blog, I found it a useful source of information about problems with the the refugee resetllement system etc. However it is becoming more and more political and i believe you are doing a disservice to those Muslim refugees who have made it in America. My biggest concern is that we have unstable folks on all sides and the incidents in Norway, Colorado and Milwaukee are just the tip of the iceberg and I am concerned that your anti refugee and Islamaphobic rhetoric will incite someone to attack refugees. I read the Intelligence Reports from the SPLC and is scary to see the increase in White Supremacists, Anri Abortion, Ant gay and Sovereign nation groups and the number of reported hate crimes. A lot of these are tied to the economics of today and scapegoating always increase in bad times..

    As to the Somalis community, there is no question that there are issues, however do you really believe all Muslims are here to subvert our system? I know you do not want to be source of “goody goody” information, however your readers should be aware of some of the good things refugees are doing. My Burmese Muslim friend has a son who will go into international politics more tan likely and was selected as a keynote speaker at his colleges alummi banquet. His brother, now a junior in high school and is in ROTC and wants to be an Air Force Pilot. My Afghan friend has left his family of 6 behind to work for us in Afghanistan for the last year. Two Bhutanese families totalling 12 pooled their resources to buy a nice house in Lilburn, Ga and have a huge Amercian flag outside. 4 people ar working at low paying jobs yet they worked together to afford a $175,000 house.

    PBS runs a series called “Need to Know-America by the Numbers”-the September program profiled Clarkston, Georgia, the most diverse community in the US. It does deal with some folks who have issues with resetltlement Please watch it,

    America has always been Multi Cultural. In our history, Italians, Irish, Chinese etc came and they all had those on the fringes that created the Italian Mafia, The Irish gangs of NY or the Chinese drug dens. But all these nationalities succeeded in America and do we not celebrate Columbus and St Patricks day as an example?

    i wish you could see the benefits of a multi cultural education at the International Community School in Atlanta. Ann-I abhor politics and as i have mentioned before, I want a more transparent and shared refugee program, but for every refugee that comes here and succeeds and who teaches their children their ethnic heritage and yet loves American values, I feel a great deal of pride for

    Recently a Islamic organization in Atlanta had a food drive for the poor of the whole community. I do not believe that for the most part people are doing this to crate a good image. There is a lot of work involved and it is sincere. By the way, as to food stamp fraud, what percentage overall is immigrant and refugee driven? We recently had a big bust here and I believe the criminals were African American. You only report on selective incidents.

    I believe you should be more balanced, less sarcastic and perhaps a bit more positive without sugar coating. I support more resettlement with better screening etc, and I look at it as a moral issue for myself and if the best way to do it is with with government funding, so be it.

    My perspective is based on 17 years of adopting families mainly Muslim up until the last 4 years, where I have worked the Bhutanese of 3 religions. I believe Atlanta has been more fortunate then other cities,although crime is an issue.

    If you look at your entries, it seems like the Bosnian and Meshketian Turl Muslim populations have done well with little radical;ism Maybe because they came from Europe, the extremes were not there. I think you need to stop with stereotyping by religion/natiionality and reconize that it is a minority of people who seeks to attack America and that i truly believe that most refugees car only to survive and create a better life for themselves.

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    • acorcoran said

      Ralph, I’m going to post this more prominently…but, you don’t understand. I don’t need to be “balanced” as you say. Other publications, the mainstream media and blogs are saying all the wonderful stuff (with no balance on their part) about refugees and immigrants so my job is to balance them. And, of course not every Muslim wants to overthrow our government, but indeed any Muslim who is a serious practicing Muslim does want the US to be governed by Shariah law someday. I assure you though that Rep. Keith Ellison is one of those who do want Shariah law in America.

      Surely the volags could have found someone more “balanced” to push their agenda.

      By the way, Chris Coen at Friends of Refugees is doing a good job of pointing out the failings of the Refugee program itself and you might be more satisfied by visiting FOR.

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  7. How To Get Muslims Elected 101

    Arrange for George Soros, an avid open borders advocate, to finance the refugee agencies and get his people appointed to our government immigration department, and work with the pro-Islam State Department and anti-US United Nations to flood areas of the USA with radicals from Islamic/Sharia countries.

    Then Saudi Arabia will build a mosque in the community so that they will have a base of operations.

    Add a pro-Islam, anti-Christian saboteur President Obama who will issue a few favorable executive orders in support and you have the basis for a monopoly.

    Throw in a couple of czars and there you have it, all done without consulting our elected representatives once.

    There will never be anything like America again.

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