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Tuberculosis at refugee camps for the ‘unaccompanied minors?’ Not to worry, we have Obamacare!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 7, 2014

For long-time readers of RRW this should not be a surprise.  Our normal refugee resettlement program allows refugees screened abroad with both TB and HIV/AIDS to enter the country, why would we expect that somehow the unscreened are all free of infectious diseases.  (Hey, sure is good that we have Obamacare to take care of them all!)

See our post in March about how the foreign-born represent most of US TB cases, here.

TB germs spread through coughing. Those Baptists contracted by the feds to take care of the “children” are brave!

Here is the latest disturbing news from Todd Starnes at Fox News (Hat tip: Joanne):

Are the thousands of illegal immigrant kids housed in detention facilities happy and well fed — or are they living in disease-infested compounds shrouded in secrecy?

Well, it depends on who you ask.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seems to think the children coming across the southern border are remarkably healthy. It’s a sentiment shared by BCFS — the Texas-based agency formerly known as Baptist Child & Family Services contracted to run camps at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio and Fort Sill in Oklahoma.

 [….]

However, at least a half dozen anonymous sources, including nurses and health care providers who worked at Lackland, allege that the government is covering up what they believe to be a very serious health threat.

Several of my sources tell me that tuberculosis has become a dangerous issue at both the border and the camps.

Read the whole thing yourself (if you can stand it!).  I’m weary of the invasion news!  Tomorrow we need to return to some other refugee news items that have fallen by the wayside in the last week!

See all of our previous posts on ‘unaccompanied minors’ by clicking here (if you aren’t sick of it!).

And, don’t miss our ‘health issues’ category with over 200 posts on the health problems of refugees.

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Will Angelina Jolie become the 21st Century’s Jane Fonda?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 7, 2014

She began funding legal work for the “unaccompanied minors” nine years ago!

Last night I was looking around to see if all of the federal refugee resettlement contractors were in on the lobbying campaign to Congress to get more money (your money) for their work with the ‘unaccompanied alien teens’ surging our border, and came upon this story at the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) website.

Jane Fonda with the North Vietnamese in 1972.

Digressing for a minute to explain to new readers, these nine federal refugee contractors are not simply privately-funded humanitarian do-gooder ‘non-profits.’

They are community organizers who advocate for open borders (they lobbied for S.744, the Senate ‘comprehensive immigration reform bill’)  just as La Raza does, which they have a right to do, if they stay within legal requirements of their federal grants.

However, the part that pushes me over the edge, and it should you as well, is that these “charities” are almost completely funded by us through our tax dollars.  One of them is as much as 99% funded by taxpayer dollars, therefore what they do is very much our business!

[See USCRI’s Form 990 for 2012, their total income was $35.7 million and you gave them $35.4 million—99% of their income is your money—only $246,576 came from private donations!]

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops was 98% funded by you in a recent year.

As supposedly private non-profits, they are not open to the scrutiny of protections such as the Freedom of Information Act or even financial audits of what they and their 350 subcontractors do with their share of your tax dollars.

Here is a list of quasi-government agencies pretending to be non-profit charities that we would like to see become household names.

***The contractors

Back to Angelina Jolie and USCRI

USCRI held a conference earlier this year in Washington, DC about the “children” (the unaccompanied alien minors) surging the border and in attendance were the First Ladies of Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico.  See USCRI’s write-up here.

But this is what jumped out at me—Angelina Jolie got USCRI’s ‘unaccompanied alien minors’ program going 9 years ago, but you get to pay for it now!

Every year thousands of children, alone, vulnerable, and fleeing difficult and dangerous circumstances, turn up on U.S. borders. The migrant children most often are from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Mexico.

USCRI’s program was established in 2005 with a grant from actress Angelina Jolie to protect the rights of immigrant children. The national program has grown to provide human trafficking services, migration prevention programs, and social work assistance. The Center has served more than 5,000 children in the U.S., and trained thousands of attorneys across the United States to represent unaccompanied migrant children in removal proceedings.

UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie has every right to fund whatever she wishes with her private money, but since USCRI is effectively a government agency (99% taxpayer-funded) we can be critical of what we believe is a treasonous program doing potentially greater harm to America than anything ‘Hanoi Jane’ did in 1972.

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Tennesseans urging US Senators to block possible border surge to Tennessee

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 7, 2014

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Posted on the door of Catholic Charities office in Nashville. I wonder when the “and Child Welfare Program” was added to the sign?

Update July 19th:  Tennessean responds to ‘Imagine 2050’ here.

Update July 16th:  We learn that hard Left ‘Imagine 2050’ attacks Tennesseans calling them “nativists” here.

Update July 15th:  New alert today in Tennessee, here.

Update July 12th:  Every day since this was first posted (July 7) it has remained at the very top of our Top Posts!

Editor: This is an action alert making the rounds in Tennessee. Use it as a model for what you can do to protect your state and our national sovereignty!

(See also, VDARE call to action, here).

ALERT Re: Border Surge and Tennessee

Do Federal Contractors Plan to Bring Illegals Surging the Border to Tennessee?

Before Tennessee Sens. Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander voted YES on amnesty they were advised by border law enforcement that a YES on amnesty would likely result in a border surge.

Sen. Corker is the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that has jurisdiction over the U.S. refugee resettlement program. Illegal minors crossing the border are treated as conditional refugees pending a deportation hearing where they may or may not show up.

Sen. Alexander is on the Senate Appropriations Sub-committee that approved $1.94 billion to help Obama with his border surge problem; an increase of over a billion dollars from last year. This money will be diverted from other social service programs. Federal refugee resettlement contractors are now complaining that they will be losing public money they use to support their refugee resettlement businesses. They are advocating that more public money be appropriated for their use.

https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2014/07/06/refugee-contractors-have-organized-campaign-to-get-more-tax-dollars-due-to-border-invasion-tennessee-this-time/

Federal refugee resettlement contractor Catholic Charities that runs the program in TN does not currently resettle “unaccompanied alien children” (UAC). These are the illegals currently surging the border. 90,000 UACs are expected this year with estimates up to 150,000 in 2015.

On July 10th, resettlement agencies that do not currently resettle UACs, will be on a conference call with the Federal Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Why? Historically in Tennessee, refugee resettlement agencies like Catholic Charities have not taken UACs. But, more federal refugee contractors are needed to handle the surge. So the federal government is trying to find places to set up “emergency shelters” where the UACs can be housed.

Catholic Charities of TN, has said they plan to expand the federal refugee resettlement program in Tennessee. Since taking over the program they have increased the number of people being brought to Tennessee by 66%. They are paid for each person they bring to Tennessee.

Then they enroll their clients into TennCare which the citizens of Tennessee subsidize.

The state of Tennessee has absolutely no say about whether or how many people the federal refugee contractors bring. If Catholic Charities decides to say YES and open emergency shelters in Tennessee, it will be one more example of the federal government trying to force the State to fix a problem created by federal policies.

California Democrat Sen. Diane Feinstein said, “…my staff learned that many of the children were smuggled across the border after hearing radio ads promising they would not be deported…[and that], religious organizations are spreading the same message.” Also, border agents have recovered “cheat sheets” of prepared answers that will help avert deportation. Evidence of communicable diseases and/or affiliation with gangs like MS-13 do not bar minors from U.S. entry.

Residents of Lawrenceville, VA protested loudly enough against the opening of a shelter in their community, so the federal government decided to go elsewhere. Democrat leaders in Baltimore, MD also rejected plans for an emergency shelter.

Will that “elsewhere” be in Tennessee communities? Make your voice heard:

Tennesseans need to contact pro-amnesty Senators Corker and Alexander and your House representative and tell them the following:

• Secure the border before any other action is taken
• No emergency shelters for UACs to be opened in TN
• All refugee resettlement to be halted until the surge at the border is resolved
• No to amnesty

Sen. Bob Corker:
DC: 202-224-3344
Fax: 202-228-0566

to email: http://www.corker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactme

Sen. Lamar Alexander:
DC: (202) 224-4944
Fax: (202) 228-3398

to email: http://www.alexander.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Email

Please pass this on

About that poster on Catholic Charities door:  there doesn’t seem to be any mention of child welfare on their website.   For the many new readers arriving here, remember Catholic Charities and the federal government make all the decisions regarding which refugees and how many are sent to Tennessee!

By the way, Tennessee has been labeled a “pocket of resistance” by the Office of Refugee Resettlement and its contractors.

See all of our coverage of the ‘unaccompanied minors’ invasion of America by clicking here.  There are dozens of posts spanning several years in the archive.

 

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VDARE: Call Your “State Refugee Coordinator” And Ask How Many Phony Refugees From The Southwest Border Are Coming To YOUR State!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 7, 2014

VDARE posted a call to action last night for you to contact your state refugee coordinator this week and ask:  are the unaccompanied alien minors (UACs) coming to your state?

And, by the way, the federal refugee contractors have action alerts out this week to their open borders activists to call Congress for more money for them (the children and the contractor)!

Protesters turn back Homeland Security buses in Murietta, CA last week. http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2014/07/01/protesters-turn-back-busloads-immigrants-murrieta/11945751/

VDARE (emphasis mine):

Hard information on the phony refugee (“The children!”) surge at the Southwest border is hard to come by. This is true even if you’re a congressman—when Jim Bidenstine (R- OK) showed up at a holding camp in his home state he was stonewalled.

[….]

Between the ballot boxes (months away) and “the streets” (rare to nonexistent in American history) there’s citizen pressure on our despotic elites and their kept bureaucrats.

This is where VDARE.com readers come in. Are swarms of “The children!” coming to your state?

If they are, your state’s refugee coordinator will probably be among the first to know. So phone “your” coordinator – contact information is below—and, politely, ask basic questions such as Where? When? How Many? and What’s it going to cost state and local taxpayers?

[….]

The week starting Monday, July 7 is the time to phone, as VDARE.com has learned that at least some of the coordinators will be on a conference call with the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement during the week. It will help if the coordinators are made to understand that many of their fellow citizens are very concerned.

Read it all for more information and to follow the links!

Here and below is a complete list of Refugee resettlement employees in your state, if you can’t get the coordinator, try one of the others especially see the contact information for “regional reps.”   Even those “health coordinators” are going to be informed in light of the health issues the “children” will be bringing to the state.

Alabama

State Refugee Coordinator: Jana Curran 251.432.2727
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Catherine Potter 251.432.2727
ORR Regional Representative: Faith Hurt 404.562.2847
ORR Wilson/Fish Program Manager: Carl Rubenstein 202.205.5933

Alaska

State Refugee Coordinator: Karen Ferguson 907.222.7376
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Gulnora Kiyamova 907.222.7339
ORR State Analyst: Carl Rubenstein 202.205.5933

Arizona

State Refugee Coordinator: Charles Shipman 602.542.6614
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Zachary Holden 602.364.3592
ORR State Analyst: Goran Debelnogich 202.260.7143

Arkansas

State Refugee Coordinator: Lorie Williams 501.682.8256
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Leonard Ntaate Mukasa 501.280.4106
ORR State Analyst: Ramon Colon 202.401.5085

California

State Refugee Coordinator: Thuan Nguyen 916.654.4356
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Marisa Ramos 916.552.8252
ORR State Analyst: Goli Bellinger 202.401.5144
ORR Wilson/Fish Program Manager: Carl Rubenstein 202.205.5933

Colorado

State Refugee Coordinator: Paul Stein 303.863.8217
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Colette Logan Schantz 303.692.6441
ORR Regional Representative: Dee Daniels Scriven 303.844.1147
ORR Wilson/Fish Program Manager: Carl Rubenstein 202.205.5933
Connecticut

State Refugee Coordinator: David Frascarelli 860.424.5387
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Alison Stratton 860.509.7375
ORR State Analyst: Bill McPherrin 202.401.9324

Delaware

State Refugee Coordinator: Thomas Hall 302.255.9605
ORR State Analyst: Makda Belay 202.401.5087

District of Columbia

State Refugee Coordinator: Debra Crawford 202.299.2153
State Refugee Health Coordinator: MuLunesh Wolermarian 202.698.4325
ORR State Analyst: Rezene Hagos 202.205.8051

Florida

State Refugee Coordinator: Hiram A. Ruiz 786.257.5189 or 305.763.9040 (mobile)
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Kelly A. Browne 850.245.4444 x2306
ORR Regional Representative: Faith Hurt 404.562.2847

Georgia

State Refugee Coordinator: Michael Singleton 404.657.5118
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Monica L. Vargas 404.679.4981
ORR Regional Representative: Faith Hurt 404.562.2847

Hawaii

State Refugee Coordinator: Lola Salimova 808.586.8699
ORR State Analyst: Pierrot Rugaba 202.401.6891

Idaho

State Refugee Coordinator: Jan A. Reeves 208.336.4222
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Collin Elias 208.334.0696
ORR State Analyst and Wilson/Fish Program Manager: Carl Rubenstein 202.205.5933

Illinois

State Refugee Coordinator: Edwin Silverman 312.793.7120 (*departing SRC) / Ngoan Le 312.793.7120
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Jenny M. Aguirre 312.814.1538
ORR State Analyst: Goli Bellinger 202.401.5144

Indiana

State Refugee Coordinator: Matthew Schomburg 260.599.0120
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Meredith Upchurch 317.234.7252
ORR State Analyst: Goli Bellinger 202.401.5144

Iowa

State Refugee Coordinator: John Wilken 515.283.7904
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Allan Lynch 515.281.7504
ORR State Analyst: Ramon Colon 202.401.5085

Kansas

State Refugee Coordinator: Lewis A. Kimsey 785.296.0147
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Cyndi Treaster 785.296.8113
ORR State Analyst: Makda Belay 202.401.5087

Kentucky

State Refugee Coordinator: Becky Jordan 502.873.2560 x250
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Allison Pauly 502.873.2560 x116
ORR Regional Representative: Faith Hurt 404.562.2847

Louisiana

State Refugee Coordinator: Julie Ward 225.242.0311
ORR State Analyst: Pierrot Rugaba 202.401.6891
ORR Wilson/Fish Program Manager: Carl Rubenstein 202.205.5933

Maine

State Refugee Coordinator: Catherine S. Yomoah 207.797.2938
Refugee Health Coordinator: TBD
ORR State Analyst: Goli Bellinger 202.401.5144

Maryland

State Refugee Coordinator: Ann Flagg 410.767.2346
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Dipti D. Shah 410.767.6664
ORR State Analyst: Rezene Hagos 202.205.8051

Massachusetts

State Refugee Coordinator: Josiane Martinez 617.727.7888 x303
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Jennifer Cochran 617.983.6596
ORR State Analyst: Pierrot Rugaba 202.401.6891
ORR Wilson/Fish Program Manager: Carl Rubenstein 202.205.5933

Michigan

State Refugee Coordinator: Al Horn 517.241.7819
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Al Horn 517.241.7819
ORR State Analyst: Goran Debelnogich 202.260.7143

Minnesota

State Refugee Coordinator: Gus Avenido 651.431.3837
State Refugee Health Coordinator (Acting): Blain Mamo 651.201.5535
ORR State Analyst: Lorraine Berry 202.401.5532

Mississippi

State Refugee Coordinator: Lorraine Hunter 601.359.4585
ORR Regional Representative: Faith Hurt 404.562.2847

Missouri

State Refugee Coordinator: Steve Milburn 573.751.6789
State Refugee Health Coordinator: David Oeser 573.751.6411
ORR State Analyst: Lorraine Berry 202.401.5532

Montana

State Refugee Coordinator: Katherine Buckley-Patton 406.444.5288
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Steven Helgerson 406.444.1286
ORR Regional Representative: Dee Daniels Scriven 303.844.1147

Nebraska

State Refugee Coordinator: Karen Parde 402.471.9264
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Kristin Gall 402.471.1372
ORR State Analyst: Goran Debelnogich 202.260.7143

Nevada

State Refugee Coordinator: Carisa Lopez.Ramirez 702.387.2266
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Camalla (Camy) Retzl 702.387.2225
ORR State Analyst: Pierrot Rugaba 202.401.6891
ORR Wilson/Fish Program Manager: Carl Rubenstein 202.205.5933

New Hampshire

State Refugee Coordinator: Barbara Seebart 603.271.6361
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Laura McGlashan 603.271.2688
ORR State Analyst: Bill McPherrin 202.401.9324

New Jersey

State Refugee Coordinator: Annette Riordan 609.631.4534
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Anne Fox 609.588.7500
ORR State Analyst: Goli Bellinger 202.401.5144

New Mexico

State Refugee Coordinator: Kresta.Leigh Opperman 505.827.1328
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Karen Gonzales 505.476.3076
ORR State Analyst: Ramon Colon 202.401.5085

New York

State Refugee Coordinator: Dodie Wheeler 518.402.3096
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Eric Cleghorn 518.474.4845
ORR State Analyst: Bill McPherrin 202.401.9324

North Carolina

State Refugee Coordinator: Marlene Myers 919.527.6304
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Jennifer Reed Morillo 919.733.7286 x112
ORR Regional Representative: Faith Hurt 404.562.2847

North Dakota

State Refugee Coordinator: Laetitia Mizero 701.235.7341
ORR Regional Representative: Dee Daniels Scriven 303.844.1147
ORR Wilson/Fish Program Manager: Carl Rubenstein 202.205.5933

Ohio

State Refugee Coordinator: Jennifer R. Johnson 614.644.1174
State Refugee Health Coordinator: 
Sandra Hollingsworth 614.752.2953
ORR State Analyst: Goran Debelnogich 202.260.7143

Oklahoma

State Refugee Coordinator: Melanie Silva 405.521.4402
ORR State Analyst: Makda Belay 202.401.5087

Oregon

State Refugee Coordinator: Rhonda Prodzinski 503.945.6108
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Deborah Cockrell 503.988.3601 x24231
ORR State Analyst: Makda Belay 202.401.5087

Pennsylvania

State Refugee Coordinator: Norm.Anne Rothermel 717.787.8608
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Asresu Misikir 717.787.3350
ORR State Analyst: Ramon Colon 202.401.5085

Rhode Island

State Refugee Coordinator: Frederick Sneesby 401.462.1669
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Stella Kiarie 401.222.5952
ORR State Analyst: Rezene Hagos 202.205.8051

South Carolina

State Refugee Coordinator: Dorothy Addison 803.898.0989
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Kate Habicht 803.898.0575
ORR Regional Representative: Faith Hurt 404.562.2847

South Dakota

State Refugee Coordinator: Tim Jurgens 605.731.2015
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Kristin Rounds 605.773.4470
ORR Regional Representative: Dee Daniels Scriven 303.844.1147
ORR Wilson/Fish Program Manager: Carl Rubenstein 202.205.5933

Tennessee

State Refugee Coordinator: Holly Johnson 615.352.9520 x222
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Michael Evans 615.352.9520 x224
ORR Regional Representative: Faith Hurt 404.562.2847
ORR Wilson/Fish Program Manager: Carl Rubenstein 202.205.5933

Texas

State Refugee Coordinator: Caitriona Lyons 512.206.5076
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Jessica Montour 512.533.3161
ORR State Analyst: Ramon Colon 202.401.5085

Utah

State Refugee Coordinator: Gerald Brown 801.526.9787
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Amelia Self 801.538.6221
ORR Regional Representative: Dee Daniels Scriven 303.844.1147

Vermont

State Refugee Coordinator: Denise Lamoureux 802.871.3162
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Susan Schoenfeld 802.863.7247
ORR State Analyst: Pierrot Rugaba 202.401.6891
ORR Wilson/Fish Program Manager: Carl Rubenstein 202.205.5933

Virginia

State Refugee Coordinator: Kathy Cooper 804.726.7927
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Jill Grumbine 804.864.7911
ORR State Analyst: Rezene Hagos 202.205.8051

Washington

State Refugee Coordinator: Tom Medina 360.725.4636
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Jasmine Matheson 206.418.5603
ORR State Analyst: Makda Belay 202.401.5087

West Virginia

State Refugee Coordinator: Suzanne Howard 304.356.4628
ORR State Analyst: Bill McPherrin 202.401.9324

Wisconsin

State Refugee Coordinator: Mette J. Brogden 608.267.9705
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Savitri J. Tsering 608.267.3733
ORR State Analyst: Lorraine Berry 202.401.5532

Wyoming

ORR Regional Representative: Dee Daniels Scriven 303.844.1147

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