Refugee Resettlement Watch

US: resettlement of tens of thousands of UN-chosen Congolese refugees well underway

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 4, 2015

Our many new readers may not know that the US State Department has agreed to a UN request to resettle 50,000 or so impoverished, uneducated, (mostly) women from DR Congo over a period of several years.

 

Congolese women and children waiting for their turn to come to America.

 

This is an informative article from Episcopal News Service that basically reports how needy these refugees are.

It is also interesting to me because we rarely see articles about refugee resettlement contractor Episcopal Migration Ministries, one of the top nine.  Apparently they are less media savvy as they rarely turn up in news stories (like this one) intended to be puff pieces on refugees.

We previously reported on the great need for mental health services for women from DR Congo, here.

From Episcopal News Service:

A Congolese refugee, Zaburiya arrived in Tucson seven months ago with five children, aged 10 to 26, after spending 18 years in a refugee camp in Rwanda.

Illiterate and not speaking a word of English, she became a member of a women’s empowerment group operated by Refugee Focus, which receives support from The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s Episcopal Migration Ministries service through funding from the United States government’s Office of Refugee Resettlement.

(The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society is the legal and canonical name under which The Episcopal Church is incorporated, conducts business, and carries out mission.)***

[….]

Through Episcopal Migration Ministries, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society partners with 30 resettlement affiliates in 26 dioceses nationwide. It is one of nine agencies working in partnership with the U.S. Department of State to welcome and resettle refugees to the United States.

For the umpteenth time, the UN is picking our refugees!

In 2014, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society and its partners worked to resettle 5,155 of the tens of thousands of refugees who came to the United States through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) screening process.

[….]

Over the next several years, UNHCR plans to resettle 50,000 refugees from the Congo, with 70 to 90 percent to be resettled to the United States, said Kurt Bonz, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ program manager…

[….]

“Most of the refugees have been in camps an average of 20 years, education is low, and many are single women with children who continue to experience trauma related to living in the Congo, the journey out and living in a refugee camp,” he said.

There is a lot in this story, read it all here.

So who are these refugees from DR Congo and where are they going?

I checked the State Department’s data base for the following dates:  10/1/2012 through 2/28/2015 and this is what I found:

We resettled 9,022 Congolese refugee “seedlings” in that approximate 2 and 1/2 year period.  Most were Christians of some sort, but I was surprised to learn that 356 were Muslims (from DR Congo?).

Then here is a list of the states that received over 200 Congolese refugees over that same 2 and 1/2 year time period (apparently all of these states have run out of American poor people to care for):

Arizona (862)

Colorado (290)

Florida (236)

Georgia (398)

Idaho (303)

Illinois (339)

Kentucky (405)

Maryland (259)

Massachusetts (322)

Michigan (417)

Missouri (301)

New Hampshire (260)

New York (325)

North Carolina (379)

Ohio (288)

Pennsylvania (445)

Texas (1078)  Working hard to turn Texas blue!

Utah (200)

Washington (273)

*** When you visit this post, you will see more about why this structure of the Episcopal Migration Ministries makes it hard to track their finances.  They must be claiming they are a ‘church’ and as such do not have to do a Form 990.

8 Responses to “US: resettlement of tens of thousands of UN-chosen Congolese refugees well underway”

  1. Skip Patel said

    Reblogged this on theflyingcameldotorg and commented:
    Welcome to the 3rd World and a Post-American peasantry for us all.

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  2. These numbers are large. It is transplantation of ‘seedlings’ on a massive scale. It is way past time for an investigation by Congress, a retrospective and honest review.

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      Jon, the Congress is hopeless, a bunch of chicken s****. Look at what they just did on the Homeland Security funding! One day all the disparate seedlings, the Hispanics, the Congolese, the Somalis and the list goes on will be competing with each other in cities large and small for housing/food stamps/healthcare and not to mention jobs. Chaos will reign and all we can do is to keep talking about it (at least we can go to our graves knowing we have rung the alarm bells).

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  3. ELN said

    Reblogged this on TORONTO News & Views.

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  4. ourcatsgotfleas said

    Their chances of a better life are zero. It baffles me how do-gooders expect such women and children to survive, much less thrive, in a socially collapsing, post-industrial economy. Extraordinary.

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  5. Reblogged this on ReactionaryThought.

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  6. FatherJon said

    I think it’s safe to say that all these new ‘refugees’ flooding America (and Australia, Europe) are ripe for the plucking, so to speak, by all sorts of locally-based recalcitrant and political motivated groups. We’re already seeing the effects of Islamist infiltration of so-called ‘refugees’ across Europe, a stated and accomplished goal of ISIS strategies.

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