White House laughing at governors: we will teach you how to use the US State Dept. data base!

I am so good! Snookered you Republican governors again!

Update:  Leo Hohmann has more on the governors here at WND.

The White House is making fun of the governors by offering them information that is readily available to the public already!

I had barely posted this earlier post today, when reader Joanne alerted me to this news.

In a laughable bow to governors’ demands that they be told who is coming to their states and where they will be placed, it appears the magnanimous and transparent (sarcasm alert) White House is going to teach governors how to access the Refugee Processing Center data base (we just used it here in our previous post) so they can know AFTER THE FACT who has been brought into the state by a non-profit group.

Here is the news at KnoxNews (hat tip: Joanne):

WASHINGTON — The White House sought Monday to ease concerns among the nation’s governors about Syrian refugees entering the United States by proposing a new program that would provide regular data on refugees who have settled in their states.

In a letter to Gov. Bill Haslam and other governors, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough defended the refugee vetting process as “extraordinarily thorough and comprehensive.” But McDonough said the administration would be willing to work through the National Governors Association to set up a new system to provide governors with more information about the refugees in their states.

Under the new program, once the State Department receives a governor’s request for data on refugees, it would compile a report tailored to that individual state. The data would include information on refugees resettled in the state during the prior month and the fiscal year to date.

That information is already available to anyone wishing to take the time to access it!

As I said earlier, the governors should be able to call the US State Department every week, as the decisions are being made.  It is outrageous to think that some unelected non-profit group employee is making decisions for state taxpayers.

The US State Department and un-elected non-profits are making the decisions!

President of the Ethiopian Development Council, one of nine major resettlement contractors, knows who is coming to your city in advance when your governor is not permitted to know!

Representatives of the nine contractors*** sit down in the DC area every week and make the decision with the US State Department about where to send refugees!

Go here (official US State Dept. website) if you don’t believe me!  Maybe the governors should demand to have representatives in those meetings as they divvy-up the cases!

Every week, representatives of each of these nine agencies meet to review the biographic information and other case records sent by the overseas Resettlement Support Centers (RSC) to determine where a refugee will be resettled in the United States.

So to re-cap!

David Miliband (former British Foreign Secretary) and now CEO of the International Rescue Committee knows who is coming to your state in advance, the governor is not permitted to know!

Lavinia Limon of USCRI knows in advance, but the governors don’t know.

Erol Kekic and the Rev. McCullough of Church World Service know in advance, but the governors don’t know.

Tsehaye Teferra of the Ethiopian Development Council knows (your governor isn’t permitted to know).

Linda Hartke of the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service knows in advance, but the governors don’t!

Mark Hetfield of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society knows in advance, but your governors don’t know.

That is enough, you get the idea!

You didn’t elect these people who are determining the demographic and economic future of your towns and cities!

Be sure to read the whole article, apparently the issue of the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program will be on the agenda of the Winter Meeting of the National Governors Association in Washington, DC, February 20-23.

***The nine federal contractors running the show, as Don Barnett said here in the Washington Times on Sunday!

Action Alert:  Call your members of the House and Senate at 202-224-3121 and ask them to vigorously oppose the Refugee Resettlement funding contained in the Omnibus Spending Bill that will be voted on by 12-11-15! Please call by this Friday, Dec. 4th.


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    DEC 01 2015

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, released the following statement warning about what is expected in the omnibus and why it must be changed:
    “As currently written, this year’s appropriations bills – which will be combined into a catch-all ‘omnibus’ by December 11th – amount to a blank check for the President to carry out his refugee resettlement plans. Not only will the President be allowed to bring in the 85,000 refugees he has announced on top of current record immigration levels, but this will include at least 10,000 refugees from Syria who will subsequently be able to bring in their foreign relatives. All refugees are eligible for lifetime government assistance and can draw funds from Social Security and Medicare at Americans’ expense. More than 90% of recent Middle Eastern refugees are on welfare. And they are on a fast-track to becoming voting U.S. citizens.
    Altogether, we can expect to issue nearly 700,000 green cards – or lifetime residency cards – to migrants from Muslim nations over the next five years (as we did over the last five years). Terror groups have demonstrated that they will recruit from among this inflow. We have already identified nearly 30 foreign-born individuals charged or convicted of terrorism offenses in the last year – investigations which required the deployment of vast manpower, financial and legal resources.
    The Obama Administration has additionally said it may admit up to 30,000 Syrian refugees into our nation next fiscal year. There is, however, no limit on the number that the President can admit this year or any year under current law, if Congress continues to write blank checks.
    It is also expected that the omnibus bill will fund the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s continued placement of illegal aliens from Central America into U.S. communities – instead of deporting them – on top of the enormous green card flow.
    It is further expected that the omnibus will continue federal funding for “sanctuary cities” and allow for the continued operation of the President’s 2012 executive amnesty program, which provides work authorizations and certain government benefits to some 700,000 illegal aliens under the age of 30. And, shockingly, the omnibus may also include a huge expansion of the H-2B foreign worker visa program, used to fill blue collar jobs such as truck driving, landscaping, construction work, and hotel service. This action would further replace and reduce wages of American workers during a time of record immigration and historically low workforce participation rates.
    The President’s annual funding requests are just that: requests. It is the exclusive and sole constitutional prerogative of Congress whether or not to accept his requests, reject them, or impose whatever conditions Congress deems proper on behalf of taxpaying Americans.
    Now is the hour of choosing for Congress; will we surrender – funding Obama’s entire immigration agenda – or will we assert Congress’s power on behalf of the interests of the American people, and declare by appropriations what programs are worthy and what are not?”

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  2. The Ethiopian Development Council. There’s an oxymoron. The governors are a linchpin in pushing back on this madness. Its approaching a confrontation between state and individual rights vs federal with the possible result being a testing of the 10th amendment. But thanks to you Ann, and others who tirelessly labor to keep us informed, the profile of this has been raised permanently. The toothpaste is out of the tube.


  3. Reblogged this on America at War and commented:
    This is such a slap in the face!!! I cannot believe than nobody in our government has arrested these people!!! Governors are demanding to know who exactly Obama is putting into their states, so Obama offers to compile information already publically available for them, AFTER THE FACT!!!
    You didn’t elect these people who are determining the demographic and economic future of your towns and cities!

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