Catholic Charities full-throated cry for more of your money!
Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 5, 2014
Wahhhhh! The Office of Refugee Resettlement has told the refugee contractors*** that their funds for the normal refugee flow will be cut by $94 million immediately if Congress doesn’t pass an emergency out lay of $200 million for the ‘unaccompanied alien children’ this week. (BTW, the Catholic Bishops call the illegal aliens, “refugees,” here.)
Obama asked for $2 billion for the kids! (Thanks to a reader for correcting my math!!!).
The irony, of Catholic Charities now crying for more money because the “children” the Catholic Church helped encourage to invade America (yes, you know Catholic groups are the “religious organizations” referred to here) are now gobbling up all the funds they need to run their offices, is funny if it weren’t so likely that Congress will just bow down and give Obama and the Catholic contractors the money (your money!).
Just a reminder: 98% of the Catholic Bishops refugee and migration money comes from the federal government.
Incidentally, there is nothing to stop them from appealing for PRIVATE CHRISTIAN CHARITY and thereby keeping their greedy hands out of Caesar’s pockets!
You can bet action alerts have gone out from the major contractors*** to their 350 subcontractors to send out appeals like this one Joanne saw from Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge:
On this July 4 weekend, tens of thousands of refugees given permission to enter our country and share our freedoms are threatened with having critical support services suspended, becoming collateral damage of the crisis of unaccompanied immigrant minors arriving at our border.
On June 20, the US Office of Refugee Resettlement announced plans to shift $94 million away from services for screened and approved refugees in order to aid unaccompanied immigrant children arriving at the US border. Those cuts will take place on July 5, if Congress permits. These cuts will reduce refugee services in job placement and training, English lessons, interpretative services, transportation, and access to health services.
Congress must both honor our nation’s commitments to approved refugees – many of whom have helped our troops overseas — and make an emergency supplemental appropriation of $200M to address the UIC humanitarian crisis before July 5th to adequately address their needs and prevent refugee funding from being gutted. Both are crises impacting some of the most vulnerable children and families on our planet.
They say to tell Congress this:
Congress must make an emergency supplemental appropriation of $200M to address the UIC humanitarian crisis before July 5th to adequately address their needs and prevent refugee funding from being gutted.
Congress isn’t in session today, July 5th.
Why don’t you tell Congress on Monday to stop the flow of refugees to America for the remainder of the fiscal year and maybe next year too, until all the “children” the church has encouraged to come here have been returned to their countries?
Not enough money, then don’t bring more refugees! It is that simple!
- Church World Service (CWS)
- Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC)
- Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM)
- Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
- International Rescue Committee (IRC)
- US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS)
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
- World Relief Corporation (WR)
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