Wyoming being fed a pack of lies!

Asst. Secretary of State for PRM, Anne Richard, meeting with Iraqis in Portland, Maine. Trying to make sure Maine stays on board? US State Department needs fresh territory in which to resettle refugees! http://www.pressherald.com/news/Federal-official-visits-Maine-refugee-business-owners-Photos.html

Sorry I can’t say it any other way!

Here is the latest puff-piece being circulated around the country about Wyoming (the only state with no refugee resettlement program) beginning to see the light, we are told, and REQUESTING refugees.   We first reported the Republican governor’s outreach to the feds here.

As these refugee puff-pieces always do, this one starts out with the lovely success story of Congolese refugee Bertine Bahige (you can read his story yourself).

But, no matter how wonderful a person Bertine Bahige is, and how successful, Wyoming ‘leaders’ must remember at least two thingsthe cost of the refugees will after a few months be on the backs of the Wyoming taxpayer and no matter what promises you get now, Wyoming will not be choosing the refugees (choosing their nationalities or their religions), nor will it choose how many!  The US State Department will be deciding that with its contractors.

So here is the article designed to tug on your heartstrings, but laced with lies.  From the Casper Star Tribune (via SFGate)  (hat tip: Joanne) Emphasis is mine:

Wyoming is the only state in the nation that doesn’t have a refugee resettlement program.

Bahige is hoping to change that.

He is Wyoming’s delegate for the United Nations Refugee Congress. Since 2010, he’s reached out to the Wyoming congressional delegation, state lawmakers and Gov. Matt Mead in hopes of creating a resettlement program in Wyoming.

Despite roadblocks, he’s pushed the ball in motion.

He’s working with the UW School of Law to draft a plan that Mead will consider for adoption.

They think they are going to get ALL federal money for this (note to Republican Governor Mead—that is taxpayer money too, and it comes with strings! You are handing over your state sovereignty and demographic future to the US State Department.)

No state dollars would fund a refugee resettlement program. The federal government would pump money into state agencies and a nongovernmental organization to oversee the initiative, said Suzan Pritchett, co-director at UW’s Center for International Human Rights Law Advocacy.

Wyoming’s Department of Family Services, Department of Workforce Services and Department of Health are among the agencies that would work with the federal government’s Health and Human Services and State Department to channel the money, said Merit Thomas, a policy adviser in the governor’s office.

Wyomingites, please take a few minutes and have a look at the costs to counties in Georgia for refugee resettlement. From Refugee Resettlement ReliefHere!  And, longtime readers know that Tennesseans have for the last couple of years been attempting to get numbers like these out of their state agencies.

Wyoming will not pick the number or the nationalities/religions of refugees!

Suzan Pritchitt: “It may be inappropriate for some types of immigrant populations to move here.”

States like Colorado and Utah received more than 1,000 refugees in 2013. Wyoming would open its doors to a smaller number, Pritchett said. [Suzan Pritchett co-director at UW’s Center for International Human Rights Law Advocacy—ed]

The state’s low immigrant population may make it difficult for refugees who require certain places of worship and other cultural customs, she said.

This above, is of course, a reference to Muslim refugees.  Don’t worry Ms. Pritchett, the US State Department will send you Muslims who will in turn build mosques, if you don’t have them already!

“Wyoming is not an immigrant-heavy state,” she said. “It may be inappropriate for some types of immigrant populations to move here. We are thinking about what’s the best fit for Wyoming and the capacity it can handle. It won’t be on the 1,000 per-year end of the scale.”  [Again, Wyoming will not be making those decisions!—ed]

Refugees who arrive in the U.S. aren’t arbitrarily picked. After the UN chooses candidates, the Department of Homeland Security vets their backgrounds. Then the State Department chooses what cities will be best for the candidates.

They are not becoming self-sufficient!  It may be a goal, but it is not happening!  Look how they have chosen their words!

The goal of resettlement is not to enlist people on government welfare programs, Barclay said.

“It’s about self-sufficiency,” he said.

The refugees are enrolled in federal assistance programs like food stamps, but after eight months the federal government begins to wane support for most refugees. [Not true! refugees are on food stamps for years!—ed] Within the first four months, refugees are required to have jobs. One stipulation is that the immigrants have to repay their plane tickets. [And, the contractors get a cut of what they collect!—ed]

In Colorado, 72 percent of all refugees who found work became self-sufficient, said Paul Stein, state refugee coordinator.  [72% who found work!  What percent found work? And, how long did it take them?—ed]

All over America refugees are not working!  Pockets of resistance to new resettlement have developed and the feds are desperate for new territory for thousands entering the US every month, so….

….to the residents of Casper and Gillette—you must ask questions!  Lots and lots of questions!

9 thoughts on “Wyoming being fed a pack of lies!

  1. San Diego didn’t take into consideration the amount of water needed for the big complex of apartments for Refugees. The state is now selling the water from my area to San Diego and paying our farmers “not” to farm. Salton Sea is now declining and we have a health problem from all the insecticides used for farming. Years ago the farmers order ? 5 ac of water for the year, it rained and they only used 2 ac of water, but if they didn’t use the 5 ac the next year they would only get 2 ac, if it didn’t rain they wouldn’t have enought watre for crops. the run off from leaching went in the sea, the water leverl came up and a lot of property was lost. BIG GOVERNMENT TAKING CARE OF US! I suggested 30 years ago that the farmers in my area go Organic. The birds and fish have health problems. I haven’t eaten the fish from the sea in 30 years.
    There is some organic farmes and citrus in the area.
    I am trying to find out how much money China has invested in Mexico farms? If our government keeps shutting down our small farms, who is going to own our food supply?
    Refugees and illegals cost a lot of money. I don’t think the agencies are screening these people for terrors! The fraud in food stamps and Welfare, cost of courts and interpreters, health issues, average family has 6 kids. We are on the losing end. YES WE ARE A NATION OF IMMIGRATION BUT WE CAN ONLY SUPPORT SO MANY PEOPLE ON WELFARE, Union plants hire refugees for less money than Citizens. My husband, 25 year government job was lost to a refugee in 1981, union wouldn’t do one thing for him. He retired or quit!
    Why are we selling our plants, casinos, banks and Smithfield to China?


  2. it pays to remember the official federal definition of “self-sufficiency” for refugees: it means you may be dependent on every welfare program there is (except TANF) , including cash SSI and still be considered “self-sufficient”


  3. “We are thinking about what’s the best fit for Wyoming and the capacity it can handle. ” They are liars and cheaters. They are thinking what is bets for their own pockets. I have followed this post for a year now and I have now the whole picture in front of me. thank you Ann Corcoran.
    Why couldn’t we send testimony to these third world countries as so to warn the refugees how difficult it will be for them to settle in the USA. How hard it will be to find a job. Just expose the resettlement organizations for what they are. They are making money for themselves on the back of the US tax dollars but also on the back of the refugees. Expose them so they understand that the USA is not the myth of the land and honey they might think it is.


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