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Lutheran lobbyist says 100,000 Syrians is a responsible number for FY2016

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 21, 2015

…..State Department representative says it isn’t possible.

But, get this!  We learn that the United Nations has 22,000 Syrians picked out for us already!


Brittney Nystrom, chief lobbyist for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. Since LIRS is almost 100% funded by US taxpayers, you are paying for most of her salary! Photo here:

By the way, one of the arguments Lutheran lobbyist Brittany Nystrom makes is that Lebanon has taken in tens of thousands of Syrians so far and so the much larger US should take in 100 million by comparison.  It is a ludicrous comparison that they love to make.  Remember that the Syrians going to Lebanon are there temporarily, in camps, and they will NOT become citizens of Lebanon.

Refugees who are resettled in America become permanent residents and citizens in a few short years—THEY WILL NEVER GO HOME EVEN IF THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR ENDED TOMORROW.

You need only look to the Somali resettlement (now three decades old!) we mentioned in our previous post to know that the flow, once begun, will never end.

You know what the problem is with events like this?  Reporters and others in the audience don’t know enough about refugee resettlement so they accept the propaganda that Ms. Nystrom is only too happy to promote.

Please also be assured that Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (97% funded by your tax dollars) is a sponsor of the big New York pow-wow we wrote about this morning (probably sponsoring with your $$$).  The gathering is to get their marching orders for the 2016 Presidential election campaign.

Here is how the report from CNS begins (emphasis is mine):

( – Of the world’s 16 million refugees, 4.1 million have emerged from the Syrian conflict alone, a United Nations refugee resettlement officer told a gathering at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington on Monday.

And as Europe deals with a refugee crisis of historic proportions, “We’d certainly like U.S. to do more,” said Larry Yunck.

For the fiscal year beginning in October, the United States has promised to take in 10,000 Syrian refugees. That number is “woefully inadequate,” Brittney Nystrom of the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Center told the gathering.

Kelly Gauger representing the US State Department told the gathering that we simply don’t have enough money for 100,000 Syrians in one year, but Nystrom is quick to spread more propaganda—that refugees are self-sufficient in 8 months and are taxpaying members of society at that point.  That is simply ludicrous (why would we be seeing stories like the one from Erie, PA yesterday about “impoverished” refugees then?).

Remember readers!  The federal government defines self-sufficiency as being OFF OF CASH ASSISTANCE. Refugees can still get (and do get!) food stamps, subsidized housing, Medicaid, and education for the children paid for by you—the taxpayers—long after 8 months.

CNS News continues:

She (Kelly Gauger) said it’s one thing for refugee advocates such as Nystrom to be calling for 100,000 Syrians to come here in FY 2016, but “we need significantly more money than we’re getting now, and I’m not sure that many of us have confidence that we’re going to get that money from this Congress.”

Nystrom said she didn’t want to leave the audience with the perception that refugees are “just sucking up resources.”  [LOL! Of course not!—-ed]

“That’s not the case,” she said. “Most of the refugees that we help resettle become self-suffienct very, very quickly…

“And we know that communities are made richer who resettle refugees,” Nystrom added. “They gain in resources from refugees who open businesses, who contribute to the economy of their community — and the amount of time that refugees are eligible for public assistance is very limited.

“There’s an 8-month window where a refugee receives cash assistance. After that period of time, they’re expected to become completely self-sufficient. So there is an outlay of resources at the beginning of the resettlement process, but the country as a whole benefits from resettling refugees.”

Again, apparently those in audience like this one don’t know enough to ask about ALL OF THE OTHER SOCIAL SERVICES REFUGEES RECEIVE FOR YEARS AND YEARS, or, how much LIRS is paid (out of the federal treasury) to resettle refugees.

Gauger reported that the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has referred 22,000 Syrians to the US for resettlement.  97% of the Syrians admitted in FY2015 are Muslims from UN camps, so I guess we can conclude that the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is not concerned about saving Syrian Christians as a first priority.

20 Responses to “Lutheran lobbyist says 100,000 Syrians is a responsible number for FY2016”

  1. […] LIRS lobbyist (right) Brittney Nystrom with unidentified man delivering demand for MORE SYRIAN REFUGEES at White House meeting. Recently Nystrom said LIRS wants 100,000 Syrians admitted in the next year here:… […]


  2. […] Lutheran lobbyist says 100,000 Syrians is a responsible number for FY 2016 […]


  3. It really pisses me off that the refugee racket NGOs use the govt money given to them to LOBBY for more money! Now is that a racket or what? And I am certain it is not only the refugee racket NGOs that are using the govt. grants to lobby for MORE govt. grant money. Hey that sounds like a university research racket! lol or cancer research racket or….


  4. domstudent11 said

    Missouri-Synod Lutherans, you must write to your Synod president and the LCMS board members of LIRS. Write letters to the editor of Lutheran Witness, Reporter and Lutherans Engage the World ( LCMS publications. ELCA has their own set of publications.) Church goers are NOT informed, so it is your job to inform them!


  5. lehi48 said

    I am not quite sure why this group is receiving public funding if they have any religious affiliation. Perhaps someone can briefly explain this. Also, I don’t understand how some this significant both financially, socially, etc completely bypasses Congressional approval and oversight. Ms. Nystrom has no right to make comparisons between our country and others. If she wants to get into it Lebanon is a country that fought a 10 year religious civil war and before that ‘Refugees’ Palestinians by force of Arms had taken over most of the Country and caused two wars with Israel. Does she still want to compare? Today, Hezbollah armed & funded by Iran. So, Ms Nystrom is this the take over you are planning for the USA?


    • Ann Corcoran said

      I hate to use the word, but I may start using it—treason. And, everyone reading this must get involved where you live. Obama is changing America by changing the people and he has lots of help!


  6. I wonder how the Obama Administration plans to handle the “Alarming increase” in number of child marriages within Syrian refugee communities. Such as 14-year-old female pregnant. Or “A 12-year-old girl with a 40-year-old-man – that married


  7. Refugee Crisis to Cost Austria €1 Billion in 2016. The spiralling refugee crisis will cost Austria €1 billion ($740 million) in 2016, the finance ministry announced on Wednesday, as the country expects 85,000 new asylum-seekers by the end of this year. Average spending per asylum-seeker is set to rise to €10,724 next year, up from €9,593 in 2014, according to the latest available figures. The total cost will represent 0.3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) compared to 0.1 percent this year, Finance Minister Hans Jörg Schelling said in his annual budget report to the European Commission. Despite the extra burden, Austria’s public deficit would nevertheless stay well below the European Union’s prescribed ceiling of 3.0 percent of GDP, Schelling added.


  8. Just wondering when Americans that love this country will take a rigid stance against such stupidity ( and greed) organization/individuals that continue to bring the enemy into our country for the American people to fight off, or to support all the while these organizations/people get huge salaries and donations from,,,,,our enemies, liberals and others such as Muslims???

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    • sturandot13 said

      These VOLAGs, and other NGOs are nothing more than paid wh0res for selling this nation (the U.S.A.) – and its citizens – down the river of the “New World Odor”.

      Someone has got to make this very clear. I can guarantee you that if these treasonous scumbags were not paid one penny of OUR tax money they would be much less altruistic – and “compassionate”.

      The fact that the senior people in these so-called “non-profits” – and their “lobbyists” – are making HUGE sums of money is CERTAINLY an incentive to plead for more “refugees”. Tough! Find some HONEST work! Work that does not sell out your American neighbors to penury, disharmony and risk!


  9. […] WAIT, THERE’S MORE… […]


  10. 7delta said

    You know what the problem is with events like this? Reporters and others in the audience don’t know enough about refugee resettlement so they accept the propaganda that Ms. Nystrom is only too happy to promote.

    You’re absolutely correct. There was a time in the not-so-distant past when the U.S., Europe and the world knew what Islam is and what its core mainstream beliefs are. WWII reminded us, as Islam allied with the Nazis to eradicate Jews and other “undesirables.” The U.S. knew all the way back to before the U.S. existed about the Barbary Pirates. The federal government, under the Jefferson Administration, printed copies of the Qur’an, with a rather unflattering forward by Jefferson about Islam, so Americans could educate themselves about this, as Jefferson called it, irrational ideology.

    I don’t know who the dimwit was that first started accepting and repeating the lie, “Islam is a religion of peace”, but that person was either ignorant/self-serving or a subversive. Maybe all three.

    Shariah Law defines jihad as “war against the infidel until they accept there is no god but allah, mohammed is his prophet and accept Shariah Law as the only law.”

    Islam’s trilogy, the Qur’an, the Hadith and the Sira, is 64% political and 36% religious. We don’t need to even bother looking at the “religious” portion. That applies to Muslims. However, what does concern us is that their works spend around 60% of its words on how to fight the infidel. Islam is a political totalitarian system of conquest veiled as a religion. It is Islam’s sacred obligation to bring Shariah Law to all lands.Their words. Not mine.

    Islam has told us what Islam is, consistently, over the last 1400 years. Why shouldn’t we believe what their sacred trilogy says and what volumes of Shariah Law consensus says? They do.

    Islam is what it is. Don’t get angry, get educated and get loud. Most of our reps are apparently hearing impaired.

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    • sturandot13 said

      Follow the money, 7delta! But, as I mentioned in my post @16:08, there IS indeed an agenda – and it does NOT bode well for American citizens.

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    • Bill Warner explained this denial by the West of Islam’s identity well:

      If you are the type of person who needs an enemy for everything that doesn’t go your way, Islam is the religion for you. It’s the infidel/jew/kafir/christian/atheist/polytheist’s fault!

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      • 7delta said

        I’ve seen some of Mr. Warner’s videos that cover this information, but not this particular one. Excellent video that cuts to the heart of the matter and makes it simple to understand. Thanks for posting it.

        If you are the type of person who needs an enemy for everything that doesn’t go your way, Islam is the religion for you. It’s the infidel/jew/kafir/christian/atheist/polytheist’s fault!

        Well, now we know why Islam and progressivism are two peas in a pod. Whatever goes wrong, it’s somebody else’s fault. Unfortunately, for the progressive, Islam, when powerful enough and by way of its own doctrine, will “blame” the progressive kafir too. Nobody that believes they are of superior intelligence, like progressives do, should be this ignorant.

        And the churches! They’re aiding and abetting their own destruction. Gee, what’s the name of the Great Deceiver again? Hmmm. I bet they could find it in the Bible, as well as something about fallen churches and the love of money being the root of…oh, something related to the Father of Lies. Maybe they should look it up.

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  11. Brittius said

    Reblogged this on Brittius.


  12. Cord Bora said

    I heard Fort Chaffee (by Fort Smith, AR) just ordered 5,000 beds….how can we find out if this is true. BTW, Fort Chaffee also housed Cubans before and people from the Katrina storm.


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