Refugee Resettlement Watch

Jewish refugee contractor, HIAS, goes to the Hill (to lobby for more refugees and more $$$)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 21, 2016

Last week when we were all busy paying attention to the upcoming South Carolina primary and chuckling over the Pope sticking his nose in the 2016 Election process, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society was on Capitol Hill along with the other major federal resettlement contractors looking for approval and $$$ for more refugees (paying clients!) to resettle.

From HIAS website (hat tip: Joanne):

Rachel Nusbaum

Rachel Nusbaum is HIAS communication specialist, see here at Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelnusbaum

Today, instead of heading to the HIAS offices, I flagged down a cab and asked him to take me somewhere different. Capitol Hill, please. Senate side. [What, no subway? Are you using taxpayer money for your cab ride too?—ed]

[….]

I am on Capitol Hill right now along with not only other HIAS staff but with representatives from many of the top NGOs working on refugee issues. We’re here, pounding the pavement and filling the halls of the various House and Senate office buildings, for two days of intense advocacy organized by Refugee Council USA***, a coalition of 20 U.S.-based refugee protection NGOs.

Bringing in the “vulnerable” (and costly) ‘refugees’ (medical care for US taxpayers to pay for!):

Why is resettlement so important? Most refugees will remain in the country to which they first fled, until they are able to return to their home country. Only a very small number, about one percent, will be resettled to a third country. This small group is made up of the most vulnerable refugees, those who remain at risk even after fleeing their home country. This includes unaccompanied children, survivors of torture, LGBT refugees and people requiring medical attention not available to them in their host country. With so few resettlement spots and so many refugees, however, the need for resettlement far exceeds current availability.

It is maddening to know that, according to USA Spending.gov, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society received over $134 million from you since Obama took office, and HIAS, Inc. (its new name) has raked in another $58 million in that same time frame.  Are they lobbying on Capitol Hill on your dime? I bet they are!

***Refugee Council USA is the lobbying arm for the refugee industry.

We told you about them on many previous occasions. They supported the resettlement of 65,000 Syrians to your towns this year. Then subsequently upped the number to 100,000.

As we told you here last September, they have a lobbying kit in which they call-out RRW!  HIAS also authored a report urging that I be investigated (among others) by the Southern Poverty Law Center, see here.

This is from their grassroots lobbying kit:

Anti-Refugee Sentiment

Utilizing anti-immigrant and anti-Muslilm sentiment, individuals who oppose refugee resettlement are making their voices heard louder and more frequently to policy makers. Groups like Refugee Resettlement Watch and similar local groups are calling for an end to refugee resettlement altogether, moratoriums on arrivals to their areas, and fostering unwelcoming atmospheres for newcomers. It is critical that policy makers at local, state and national levels hear from refugees themselves and community members who support refugee resettlement, so they can ask questions, learn more about the importance of resettlement, support positive legislation and oppose proposals that would harm refugees.

Go here for more on the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society one of nine major refugee contractors:

8 Responses to “Jewish refugee contractor, HIAS, goes to the Hill (to lobby for more refugees and more $$$)”

  1. michellefromsandiego said

    From the wording in the article, the synagogue sponsored a HIAS fundraiser to visit on a fundraising mission, but then refused to fulfill the fundraising request.

    http://www.jewishjournal.com/cover_story/article/this_is_what_it_takes_to_resettle_a_refugee by Eitan Arom (Feb. 24, 2016)
    Riva Silverman, vice president of external affairs for HIAS, a Jewish refugee aid organization, told congregants at a Shabbat lunch in January [in LA]. [She] came from Connecticut to speak at the invitation of a synagogue committee established to coordinate a response to the refugee crisis.
    From the comments: The requirement for citizenship is the same [as in marriage], it requires forsaking all other allegiances.
    From the comments: The Los Angeles Jewish community should be more concerned about rescuing the remaining members of the Jewish community who are stranded and persecuted in Ethiopia and adjacent countries. … To assist them in reaching Israel; To aid in the absorption of Ethiopian Jews into Israeli society….

    Like

  2. […] Source: Jewish refugee contractor, HIAS, goes to the Hill (to lobby for more refugees and more $$$) « Refug… […]

    Like

  3. The ol’ win-win: Take down the West as its taxpayers make you fabulously wealthy doing it.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Reblogged this on Kerberos616.

    Like

  5. Dr. Rich Swier said

    Great. Posted: http://bit.ly/1ox9C5v

    Rich

    On Sun, Feb 21, 2016 at 5:42 PM, Refugee Resettlement Watch wrote:

    > Ann Corcoran posted: “Last week when we were all busy paying attention to > the upcoming South Carolina primary and chuckling over the Pope sticking > his nose in the 2016 Election process, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society was > on Capitol Hill along with the other major federal res” >

    Like

  6. Jews who think those Boxcars aren’t in their future & will do anything for that extra crust of bread. Beyond comprehension.

    Like

  7. Reblogged this on Rifleman III Journal.

    Like

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

 
%d bloggers like this: