Refugee Resettlement Watch

Pockets of Resistance growing and spreading, WND tells us where (so far)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 17, 2015

Update:  This WND story made it to Drudge today and it went through the roof!

Leo Hohmann, writing at World Net Daily last evening has another detailed article on the Refugee Admissions Program of the UN/US State Department and a report from at least three important ‘Pockets of Resistance.

AnneRichard and UNHCR

That is Anne Richard, Asst. Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration on the right. She does the bidding of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, the former Socialist President of Portugal (on the left). Together these two are changing (colonizing!) American towns one by one. Richard was formerly a Vice President at the International Rescue Committee, one of nine federal resettlement contractors. Bio: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/188212.htm

The WND article begins:

The pushback started earlier this year in South Carolina, then spread to Minnesota, Idaho, and now North Dakota.

Michigan and Ohio are also organizing against what local residents say is a sinister and sneaky federal program that almost never gets serious coverage from local media. It’s the U.S. State Department’s refugee resettlement program, which has been humming along on autopilot since Congress passed the Refugee Act of 1980, signed by President Jimmy Carter.

No longer satisfied with pat answers, residents in several states are starting to ask the hard questions. They are showing up at meetings, starting blogs and email lists, digging up information and bypassing local media to inform their friends and neighbors of what’s really going on with the refugee movement.

[….]

In conservative Twin Falls, Idaho, for instance, a group of 100 activists are going door to door informing their neighbors about how the refugee program works. Organizer Rick Martin says most people are surprised to find out that the United Nations picks most of the refugees destined for America, and that the Catholic Church, the Lutheran and Episcopal churches, along with evangelical and Jewish groups get paid by the federal government to resettle refugees in the U.S.

“When we mention that the U.N. is involved most of the time they won’t believe it, so we have to show them the articles,” Martin said.

Since, I have BIG MEAT on my mind these days and the role it plays in lobbying for cheap, legal, immigrant labor, comments by Minnesota’s Bob Enos jumped out at me:

The nine private resettlement agencies, including “charities” within the Lutheran, Catholic, Episcopalian, and evangelical churches, get federal grants to resettle the refugees, essentially acting as front groups for the government, but without the transparency and accountability that would be expected if the government did the work itself, said Bob Enos, spokesman for T-3 (Truth and Transparency in Taxation) in St. Cloud. His group is pushing for more openness in the way refugees are resettled in Minnesota.

“I think the meat packers had a lot to do with this,” Enos, a former businessman, told WND. “These are people in business whose raw materials won’t allow them to outsource overseas, so if you can’t bring the factory overseas you bring overseas to the factory.

Read it all!  It is, as usual, very thorough, and it might give you some ideas on what you can do in your ‘Pocket of Resistance (POR)’.

10 Responses to “Pockets of Resistance growing and spreading, WND tells us where (so far)”

  1. […] all potential ‘Pockets of Resistance’ in Kansas!  (See yesterday’s blockbuster WND story about POR in North Dakota, Idaho and South Carolina).  Where are […]

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  3. Ann=it is useless for me to trey to convince you that in a overall sense refugee resettlement is good for America in many cases. I recognize you have an agenda and you are not seeking balance, but as a volunteer with 20 years working with families, there are clearly far more wonderful stories than negatives. As I look statistically if we averaged 70,000 for the last 5 years as an example, how many violent crimes committed by refugees have you reported on in RSW? I would guess perhaps 100. So therefore your spotlighting the violence really does do a disservice to refugees such as my Afghan friend who is in medical school, and my Burmese Muslim young men in the Peace Corp and Marines. What does stopping resettlement say to them? Half the students at Tucker High next to Clarkston who got IB diplomas were foreign.

    I totally agree about transparency and that communities should be consulted prior to receiving refugees, but I have been told that at least in Atlanta?Athens there has been dialog. Europe is a mess and I just read in the CSM that Germany is concerned with the lack of a sustainable population to work as it an aging country with smaller families. Perhaps Germanys liberal polices has something to do with that.

    I do not understand how your supporters can look at Syrian refugee camps and see the misery and I wonder if any of your supporters even met a refuge family. As a Humanist I do not look at things religiously but it is clear thatt all religions one way or the other support assisting the vulnerable. While your Christian readers fear certain things, they need to understand there are more benefits than can be measured in dollars and sense because of the success stories. Closing down refugee resettlement is like saying we should send all blacks back because of the huge crime and incaceration rates without looking at the significant African American middle class
    Americas biggest issue is race.

    Chris Coen at Friends of Refugees pointed out the much larger number of terrosist attacks or threats by Americans than by foreigners. While you do not like SPLC it does provide essential information about extremists of all kinds and that is valuable to me.

    I am not involved in politics, but we are in trouble. We have extremists of all types such as Cruz, Paul and Sanders and a egomaniac such as Trump in the mix. It says a a lot for our country. I cringe a Clinton/Bush choice next year. The fact that Sanders and Trump are polling so well is a sad commentary as neither will be elected, but it does show so much disatisfaction. we have no middle ground and no moderates any longer.

    The Babin bill will never be passed not should it but the Lugar report should be revisited. Yes an open investigation is appropriate but closing the program is like throwing the baby out with the bathwater. I can only assess the program but what I have experienced having helped hundreds over the years. I believe most Americans support resettlement outside of the phonies that crossed the border but realizing that some of those minors and families were economically deprived and threatened by gangs and violence.

    Well I have got this off my chest! You have become a big media figure. In the beginning you wanted to educate and reform. Now your focus is closing down the program. America is not Europe,nor will it be.

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    • sturandot13 said

      The United States WILL be if this isn’t stopped.

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      • Have you met any refugees and heard about their experiences? If you are concerned about Muslim terrorism,how do you feel about Middle Eastern Christians and Yezidis coming here given their continued oppression?

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      Unfortunately, Ralph, as the years have gone by I see there will be no reform unless the system is completely torn down. Like most everything, money corrupts and if we are to help refugees it must be done privately one family at a time without anyone putting their grubby hands into the federal treasury and that includes the so-called “churches” and the big business interests as well.

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    • 7delta said

      Ralph, the meme that Ann and her readers have an agenda seems a bit repetitive, like a proffered narrative, but there is truth there, just not in the way you imply. The agenda, which you say you agree with, is transparency. The other agenda is to protect Americans. The truth is self evident. Americans are harmed by the massive influx of aliens, legal and illegal, combined with bad trade agreements and policies resulting in American jobs shipped overseas, cultural incompatibility and political corruption that serves donors, not constituents. We don’t need “replacements” at the moment. It’s not exactly been positive replacement in Europe. Do you realize the harm excessive low-skilled immigration has caused the American black community? It’s been devastating. If black lives matter, then stop displacing and replacing them. If immigration is so wonderful for the economy, why has the black population in California fallen significantly? California’s population is now majority non-white, with a large illegal alien and refugee presence. So, if massive immigration is the preferred model, why does California now have the highest poverty rate in the country? California was once one of the world’s largest economies.

      There are ways to deal with native replacement naturally and through controlled and compatible immigration without obliterating entire native cultures, destroying economic viability and posing security risks to the country. All immigration policies in the West have become so insane, so devoid of common sense and survival instinct, it begs the question: Why?

      Massive immigration does not boost the economy. Please, look at the amount of money remitted each year to home countries. Mexico alone gains over $20 billion a year. Money from our economy is second only in Mexico’s income to its oil industry. WE are an economic industry to foreign countries, at citizens’ expense. Total remittance around the world is around $500 billion a year. Out of our economy. It’s a myth that immigrants bring more to the economy than they take out. They pay little in taxes, while creating huge financial drains on states and the federal government, while sending most of their earning back home. It’s fact, my friend.

      The refugee program has been abused by both our officials and by refugees. Not every single one, but far too many refugees aren’t migrating to the West for the opportunity to become a productive, assimilated member of that culture, but for other opportunities that are not positive for the native community. Once here, they often migrate again to states with the best benefits. What harm does that cause already depressed economies and the Americans/Westerners in need? A lot.

      For every good story you tell, there are thousands of negative stories, if not millions, if we include the harm to our workers needing a foot in the door. A moratorium on refugee resettlement is throwing the baby out with the bath water? Hardly. I’m sorry for the dire circumstances in the refugee camps, but taking in millions of people who share little to nothing in common with host countries and are largely, because of that incompatibility, incapable of being self-sufficient is wrong and dangerous on many levels. Instead, we should be aiding them in resolving conflicts so they can return home, and, if we don’t aid and abet Islamic countries, we force them to deal with the problems inherent in their own beliefs and practices. What we’re doing is poor policy, at best, and insanity or driven by another agenda, at worst. If we help them over there, it would be far more productive for far more people. The West cannot take in every poor person in the world and survive. Why is our survival, our cultures or our sovereignty less important than any other country’s? That doesn’t mean we can’t help, but it does mean we are not required by any rational principle, ideology or legitimate religious standard to commit suicide. We help no one, if we are destroyed in the process. Who does our existence threaten? Or are some people just this bloomin’ ideologically blind or caught up in being emotional junkies?

      You may be a humanist, but I assure you that the majority of the refugees are not. Just because one Islamic sect flees from another does not mean they do not share the basic commandments of the Koran, the Hadith and the Sunnah. You must look at all three works together to understand Islam. Differing sects may disagree on who Mohammed’s successor was or on certain interpretations of the Koran or about which sect gets to be the head poobah, and kill one another over it, but the bottom line remains that mainstream Islam believes in a worldwide caliphate, in jihad–violent and cultural–and that the infidels must convert, die or, if suffered to live, be subservient to Shariah. I’m not saying that. Islam says it. Shariah Law requires it. Since the 7th Century. The small number of Muslims who don’t want any part of cutting off people’s heads and imposing Shariah Law are apostates, according to Shariah Law. Islam says that.

      And yeah, what about the Christian refugees? Why aren’t we taking them, because we aren’t taking many. According to Pew, 80% of the people in the world persecuted for their religious beliefs are Christians. Eleven Christians an hour are being murdered. So why aren’t we demanding the refugees coming here be the group suffering genocide? Why are we taking in a majority of people with an incompatible belief system from countries the FBI admits they cannot vet and that ISIS said they will infiltrate? Why?

      Emotional rhetoric about human rights, etc. provides a temporary good feeling. The truth is harder to accept when it goes against our firmly held beliefs, but good intentions are not good policy. It’s even harder to discipline ourselves to search through official records and documents, then connect the dots. It can be done. I have done it and continue to do it. I don’t need an emotional high or someone else to tell me what to think. I ferret out the facts for myself. I check sources when I read something I didn’t find myself. The facts are available, but you have to work for them, since the holders of the records are not going to draw you a map and, I suspect, hope you won’t bother to draw your own.

      I struggled with the dissociation within my own beliefs and reality for a long time. I am a believer in all men are created equal and have certain unalienable rights, but that doesn’t mean everyone else does. It took a while, but I finally accepted there is truth and it does set us free.

      I, and my government, are first and foremost responsible to Americans, their rights, their security, their well being, their prosperity, their safety and their security, which includes secure borders, upholding laws and wise immigration. There is no mandate on this earth that requires me to sacrifice them or my family under a misguided notion that I’m “helping”, especially when it’s destructive to American well being and the needy can be better served by us remaining strong and united. I’m far from wise, but I do know that wisdom, logic and truth are close family.

      So yes, until immigration, by all means, legal and illegal, can be reviewed and the policies, laws and regulations are realigned to put Americans first, all immigration should suspended.

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