The very same United Nations agency that is choosing the refugees for your towns and cities—The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (which receives millions and millions of your tax dollars every year)—is apparently in the ISIS supply business!
Well, since some people like Nancy Pelosi think terrorist groups are “humanitarian organizations” or like the Catholic university who thinks they can use some humanitarian support, is it any surprise supplies from the United Nations are finding their way to ISIS?
Yep, ISIS released these images from one of their training camps in Aleppo, and there they are, kneeling on lovely tarps carrying the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) logo.
Remember the thousands of children that mobbed our borders last year? They are not in the news now, but our government has not forgotten them. In fact, in an effort to mitigate the dangers that they face as they travel by train from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala through Mexico to our southern border, our benevolent government implemented a program that began last December called the Central American Minors Refugee/Parole Program (CAM).
On Tuesday I listened in on a conference call hosted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and the Department of State (DOS). They pointed out that CAM falls under the US Refugee Program, which brings 70,000 refugees into the USA each year. Some 4,000 of those are from Central America. If CAM exceeds the allotment, they will be able to increase the numbers up to 2,000 additional persons without any problem.
The goal of this program is family reunification without the child having to take a dangerous trip. Instead of coming by bus or train, they would now be flown to the USA once the parent’s application is approved.
The entire process is at no cost to the family. That means that the American taxpayer is footing the bill for this program in its entirety.
I don’t want to give it all away, please read on for the details! Hint, except for one person, all on the call were enthusiastic and simply wanted more money!
There is a mention of the processing of applications for the kids. The processing can only be done by the refugee contractors/subcontractor on this US State Department list. I believe the push to open new “refugee” offices in places like Spartanburg, SC is to expand locations for not just normal refugee resettlement, but to carry out other functions of the federal government including processing in the Central American ‘children.’
Keep your eyes open for any sign of a new refugee office in your town! Let us know!
Endnote: The kids aren’t waiting for Obama’s planes as CIS reported here just two days ago.
A major news outlet is actually reporting on those often very tardy (and seemingly boring) annual reports to Congress from the Office of Refugee Resettlement!
Probably for the last few years only a handful of people in the whole country were looking at a report that I doubt anyone in Congress ever looks at. As a matter of fact, I bet most Members of Congress and US Senators don’t even know the Refugee Program exists!
3 in 4 Refugees On Food Stamps, Many Using Other Forms Of Public Assistance
“A strikingly high percentage of refugees to the United States use some form of public assistance, according to a government report to Congress.
The Office of Refugee Resettlement’s Annual Report to Congress for FY2013 reveals that nearly 3 in 4 refugees were on food stamps.
Additionally, nearly half were on some form of cash assistance and more than a half were on medical assistance. More than 20 percent were on Supplemental Security Income, more than 22 percent were in public housing and nearly 20 percent were on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
The report noted that many households received more than one type of assistance and the data dealt with refugees who arrived in the U.S. between March 1, 2008 to February 28, 2013.
To be sure, assistance use varied among region of origin.
Refugees from Africa and the Middle East were the heaviest users of cash assistance at 61.9 percent and 68.3 percent respectively. Latin American refugees only used cash assistance at a rate of 8.1 percent and South Asia used about 42.7 percent. Data for Europe and the former Soviet Union was not available.
The use of food stamps — or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — also varied with 88.9 percent of refugees from Africa, 91.4 percent of Middle Eastern refugees, the Middle East, 72.9 percent of South Asia, and 36.7 percent of Latin American refugees using the benefit.
Overall, according to the report just 50 percent of refugee households in the five year window were self-sufficient. [This self-sufficiency claim is shaky as refugees can be on some forms of welfare and still be considered ‘self-sufficient’ for the purposes of this report.—ed]
So, if you are angry, what do you do? Who is the one person that could bring about a serious review of this program?
Here it is—the annual report for FY2013. The Office of Refugee Resettlement is required by law to prepare these reports to Congress within just a few months of the close of the fiscal year. So this report is only a little over a year late.
In the past, as we often reported, they were many years late and Congress never noticed! Here is a post from 2013 where I chronicled the flagrant violation of the law over many years.
When the bill that became the Refugee Act of 1980(Kennedy, Biden, Carter) was debated in Congress, critics said it would become a pipeline for poverty as more and more welfare recipients entered the US as refugees and asylees. Guess what! They were right!
In keeping with a recent trend here at RRW where we are attempting to identify the major actors in colonizing your towns with impoverished third worlders…..
Let Rep. Trey Gowdy know you want this law reformed or repealed!
Of course there is a Senate Subcommittee responsible for refugees as well, headed by Senator Jeff Sessions, but let’s get this ball rolling in the House. Gowdy probably thinks the refugee resettlement program is some benign political freebie for him, let him know it isn’t!