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Your tax dollars paid for nearly 200,000 “humanitarian arrivals” of one sort or another in 2015

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 31, 2016

And the numbers I’m about to give you don’t account for the millions of needy migrants you are still supporting through some welfare/medicaid program or another from previous years!

Thanks to Joanne for pouring over the FY2017 Budget document for the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement in the Department of Health and Human Services.  And, this is only half of the story since the US State Department is also shelling out millions for the same group of refugees.  The US State Department budget likely adds another $2 billion to the $2 billion price tag below.

And remember! Much of this expenditure to care for these refugees/asylees/assorted other migrants (legal and illegal) flows through federal contractor middle men (for salaries, offices etc.)

Go here for the full report.

 

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Now check out these numbers on page 240!  195,231 arrived in FY 2015 for us to take care of (it’s not just the resettled refugee numbers, 70,000-85,000, being bandied about).

If you can’t read the numbers here they are for 2015:

Refugees:  69,933

Special Immigrant Visas: 8,709

Cuban/Haitian Immigrants 61,000  (look at that column and see the massive expansion of Cubans you are caring for!)

Asylees: 21,000

Trafficking victims: 863

Unaccompanied Children:  33,726

 

 

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You will see in the text that Obama is going to up the number in FY2017 to “213,000 humanitarian arrivals.”

This post is archived in our ‘where to find information’ and ‘refugee statistics’ categories.

Posted in Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Taxpayer goodies, Where to find information | Tagged: | 8 Comments »

David Miliband loves Hillary’s smile….

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 31, 2016

….And, is the the man who is deciding the future of Montana (and other US states)!

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She has such a “fantastic smile.”

As the CEO of the New York City-based International Rescue Committee (IRC), we learned recently that he will be helping to decide which third world refugees will be seeded in Missoula, Montana through the newest IRC office there.

Miliband is the former British Foreign Secretary who came to NYC a few years ago to take the job (paid nearly a half a million dollars a year) to run the IRC (a US government funded refugee resettlement contractor).

We have an extensive archive on him and have on many previous occasions reported on his warm relationship with Hillary Clinton.  He was the first to call for 65,000 (mostly Muslim) Syrians to be admitted to the US this year, and has since demanded 100,000 this year.

Be sure to see: Miliband says we must embrace “political Islamism.”

Here The Telegraph hints that Miliband might be thinking about heading back to the UK (he is a British citizen) and jumping back into UK politics.

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out!

David Miliband has spoken of his true feelings for the Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and his affection for her “fantastic smile”.

In an interview with ES Magazine, Mr Miliband opened up about his friendship with the Democratic candidate, as he praised her humor, intelligence and powerful smile.

He said he likes to think of her as “a friend” and that people are always surprised by her.

[….]

“You have to update your politics.”

He indicated he was considering a moved back to Britain admitting he will not be doing his current job

Mr Miliband, who currently heads the International Rescue Committee in New York, suggested he would not do the job “for ever” and indicated he was considering a moved back to Britain.

He also revealed he had been speaking to old Labour colleagues, including Pat McFadden MP, who was sacked by Mr Corbyn fir alleged “disloyalty”.

The article goes on to report that he opposes the UK leaving the EU because he is a hard core globalist.  Globalists believe not only in the free trade of commodities, but in the free movement of cheap laborers as well!

Posted in 2016 Presidential campaign, Colonization, Community destabilization, Europe, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Who is going where | Tagged: , , , | 7 Comments »

Majority of Americans want ban on Muslim migration to America

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 31, 2016

From The Intercept:

A MAJORITY of Americans now agree with banning all non-citizen Muslims from the United States, according to a new poll coming less than four months after Donald Trump first proposed the policy.

A YouGov/Huffington Post poll published this week found that 51 percent of Americans now support the ban, up from 45 percent in December. The same poll also found strong support for Sen. Ted Cruz’s proposal to “patrol and secure” Muslim neighborhoods, with 45 percent of Americans in favor.

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And, so Mr. Moghul, why do you think this is?

“Eight years ago, we congratulated ourselves on how we were allegedly the only country that could elect an Obama [A Muslim apologist?—ed]. Now we’re a country that would’ve banned his father from entering the country.”

It is because there is no sign that ‘moderate’ Muslims are going to police their own communities, countries and religion and stop the killers.  And, Obama did nothing to slow the jihadists either!

Posted in 2016 Presidential campaign, Colonization, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, So what did they expect? | Tagged: , | 13 Comments »

UNHCR to hold big pow-wow in Geneva tomorrow, will be demanding more resettlement of Muslims to the West

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 30, 2016

Well, that is the gist of it.  Most refugees they are stressing about are Muslims after all.  So, what do you expect! Of course they want more seeded into your towns and cities.

miliband and Obama

David Miliband, former British Foreign Secretary moved across the pond to run the US resettlement contractor, the IRC, but he obviously doesn’t dare criticize Obama for going slooowly on getting the Syrians here.

The International Rescue Committee and the other federal contractors (which are paid by the head to resettle refugees) have signed on to an open letter to world leaders to harangue them about more permanent resettlement in the west of mostly Muslim Syrians and Iraqis.

I’m laughing to myself because surely the IRC and the eight other quasi-government agencies masquerading as non-profit groups must be really embarrassed because the US (Obama!) can’t get done what they want—they are all on record wanting 100,000 Syrians admitted to the US THIS year.  But, not a critical word in their open letter about their dear leader Barack Hussein Obama.

I followed their wailing and moaning way back in 2007 and 2008 when Bush was going too slowly in opening the Iraqi flood gates and they screamed via many friendly reporters every month (when the new numbers came out) about what a meany Bush was.

Not a peep about Obama! So fun to watch!

In a couple of days we will be 6 months into FY2016 and we are (I am happy to report) nowhere near the numbers of Syrians being admitted to the US that Obama has promised (he promised 10,000 by Sept. 30th).  Come back in a couple of days and I’ll let you know where we stand. Hint: They have over 8,000 to go! (Apparently the political pressure you are all putting on is working!)

Here is the letter, you can read it yourself if you feel like it.

Below are the signers.  Without your tax dollars most of these organizations would have to fold like cheap suits! Ha! I wonder how many of their employees will be on taxpayer-funded junkets to Sweden today?

Refugee Council
Christian Aid
ActionAid
Refugee Action
Church World Service
HIAS
International Rescue Committee
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
Migration & Refugee Services
Mercy Corps
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
World Vision
International Refugee Assistance Protect
World Relief

What? No Catholic Bishops lobbying this time?

See also, UNHCR schmoozing with John McCain in Washington this month.  He came to town to get his federal handout of your money.

 

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Europe, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition | Tagged: | 11 Comments »

Wall Street Journal’s immigration writer ticks me off with fluff on “welcoming” Utah

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 28, 2016

I’ve got other things I’m working on this morning, but have put them on hold so I can blow off steam!  A reader just sent me this story….grrrrr!

Wall Street Journal reporter Miriam Jordan writes ‘authoritatively’ on Muslim refugees going to”welcoming” Utah and fails to mention the horrific murder case that dragged on for years in Salt Lake City.

Esar Met evil face

Major news publications never reported on Burmese Muslim murderer Esar Met. Why? He doesn’t fit the refugee propaganda story they want to tell!

Some of the best reporting I’ve seen on refugees in my over 8 years of following the issue was done by Julia Lyon a reporter at the time for the Salt Lake Tribune.

Surely, Ms. Jordan was aware of the case, but mentioning it might mess up her goal in reporting on how everything is just wonderful with Muslim refugees in Utah (and so what is wrong with you in your not-so-welcoming state).

In 2008 a Burmese Muslim refugee raped and murdered a little Christian refugee girl. The medical examiner testified that she died in “excruciating pain” and first responders said the apartment where her body was found “looked like a horror scene.”

Met was ultimately found guilty in 2014.

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Hser Ner Moo is dead

Perhaps one of the greatest shames, besides some naive refugee resettlement agency placing Muslim refugees in the same apartment complex as Christians (who had hated each other in Burma!***), is that no major US media outlet ever picked up the story.  Why? Because it doesn’t fit the ‘story’ they want to tell about refugee resettlement in America.

In Ms. Jordan’s case her title tells us everything we need to know:  ‘With Welcoming Stance, Conservative Utah Charts Its Own Course on Refugees.’  The implication of course is that if “conservative” Utah can welcome Muslims, why can’t you!

She reports that there are no organized pockets of resistance in Utah.

And, her article (here if you can even open it) confirms once again the reason I started writing this blog in 2007.  Now there are many many good writers and bloggers ‘balancing’ the news on refugees, but back in 2007,  I was so sick of the fluffy stories that it drove me to bring some balance to the news. Guess I’ll just have to keep on balancing the news!

And, you can be sure that if someone writes about Utah and doesn’t mention Muslim murderer Met, I will be pointing it out.  Met is most likely a Burmese Rohingya Muslim (very devout Muslims) and we are admitting thousands to the US right now.

***Btw, reporter Julia Lyon went to the camp in Thailand and found out that these two groups (Christians and Muslims) were housed in separate sections of the camp for good reason!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, The Opposition | Tagged: , , | 12 Comments »

Georgia refugee agency worried about Trump Presidency

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 28, 2016

Ted Terry

Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry building a microcosm of our future world right there in Georgia. Yippee! https://twitter.com/tedterry1

For those of you in ‘pockets of resistance’ in Georgia, have a look at this article.

I don’t have time to say much, just want everyone to know that federal refugee contractors (like New American Pathways) are shaking in their boots because they may be ripped off the government teat if Donald Trump is elected President.  We can only dream!

From Global Atlanta (Title: Refugee Resettlement Agency Eyeing ‘Contingency Plan’ for Trump Presidency):

Ted Terry, mayor of Clarkston, Ga., has taken up a banner of hospitality and integration, despite opposition he has faced from vocal critics worried about things like job displacement and even the establishment of Shariah law on U.S. soil.

[….]

“In Clarkston, we are providing sort of a microcosm of what the world may very well look like in the future,” Mr. Terry said.

Georgians who are concerned about this news should join with Refugee Resettlement Relief, click here to learn more.

So why aren’t they worried about a Ted Cruz presidency?  Just asking.

Posted in 2016 Presidential campaign, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Legal immigration and jobs, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition | Tagged: , , | 7 Comments »

Tennesseans urged to sign petition, Governor must hear from the people!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 27, 2016

Editor:  This is a guest post by Don Barnett, a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies and a resident of Tennessee. 

If you are from Tennessee, the most important thing you can do is to post this information on your facebook page/other social media, and send to your e-mail lists.
Since the governor is supporting the status quo on refugee resettlement in Tennessee, TN he needs to hear from the people. Be sure to let your other elected officials know how you feel as well.

 

Barnett:

Don BarnettSupporters of maintaining the status quo in refugee resettlement in Tennessee – that is, allowing the federal contractor to run the program for its own benefit without a requirement that it report refugee social services usage or accurately report the numbers resettled – often point out that refugees pay more in taxes than they consume in benefits, so why all the fuss?

The resettlement program is so little understood and secretive that the contractors can make blatantly false statements and be assured those statements will be reported as fact by the media.

As reported in The Tennessean, the contractor notes that “a 2013 report presented to the Joint Government Operations Legislative Advisory Committee determined that refugees and their descendants provided $1.4 billion in revenue for Tennessee between 1990 and 2012, compared with requiring $753 million in state support.”

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (R) doesn’t want to rock the boat on refugee flow to TN. Photo: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2015/06/30/lawmakers-downplay-obamas-impact-insure-tennessee/29491441/

The 2013 study was actually very limited and makes no such sweeping conclusion.

In assessing the cost of publicly funded benefits for refugees the study looked at just 2 programs – public education (including ELL) and Tenncare(Medicaid). It ignored a whole range of programs which Tennesseans use and fund both with Tennessee tax dollars and as federal tax payers.

Sen. Mark Norris noted that at last count 11 state funded programs were being accessed by arriving refugees.

The study assumed that refugees were using Tenncare (Medicaid) at the same rate as average Tennesseans even though up to 59% of refugees have been placed into Tenncare upon arrival in recent years.

A recent federal study found staggering welfare usage rates even among those in the country for 5 years – majority still on food stamps, 44% on Medicaid, 29 % of families with one or more members on SSI, 17% on TANF and so on.

In spite of known high welfare usage among refugees, the report assumed refugees pay state taxes at the same rate as average Tennesseans.

The study, which was supposed to have determined to what extent the feds had placed an unfunded mandate on the state of Tennessee, was hijacked by the pro-refugee lobby, i.e. the local Chamber of Commerce and refugee contractors.

The seemingly positive outcome of the study was foreordained even though the study authors themselves concluded “The information necessary to complete a comprehensive study on the possible cost shifting from the federal government to the state for the resettlement of refugees is not available.” And even though a complete reading of the study does not allow for any positive conclusion despite refugee industry statements.

Perhaps Tennesseans best hope is passage of senate resolution SJR467 which would allow The Thomas More Law Center to sue the federal government over refugee resettlement on 10th amendment grounds. The public services law center will take the case at no charge to the state of Tennessee. Not only might it shed light on this program, but most importantly it would clarify to what extent, if any, the federal government can force a state to use state taxes to cover unfunded costs imposed by a federal program.

The resolution has overwhelming support in both houses of the Tennessee legislature but has stirred fierce opposition from the usual suspects, including Governor Haslam.

All Tennesseans concerned with this should sign the petition included here http://keeptnsafe.com/petition/ and tell the Governor to stop trying to block the democratic process.

For our extensive Tennessee archive, click here.  See here for background on what the governor is doing.

This political work on-going in Tennessee, on the question of refugee resettlement and states’ rights, is groundbreaking!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Comments worth noting/guest posts, Community destabilization, creating a movement, Nashville, Pockets of Resistance, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Who is going where | Tagged: | 4 Comments »

Another story about refugees living in slums, Syracuse this time….

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 27, 2016

….where Catholic Charities is seeding the city with Somalis!

Let me repeat! Catholic Charities is responsible in this story about Somalis living in slums in Syracuse.

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No Easter mass today at Syracuse’s former Holy Trinity Catholic church which became a mosque in 2014, thanks to Catholic Charities continuing transformation of Syracuse. https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/syracuse-catholic-church-becomes-mosque-update/

Watch! Instead of recognizing that we are resettling more impoverished people (with no chance at upward mobility) to American slums in the name of ‘Christian charity’ than we can afford, they will all be demanding more tax dollars rather than a slowdown in the process.

Obama and his ‘religious’ contractors, are expecting to resettle a whopping 85,000 this year alone!

Cloward and Piven live before your very eyes!

From Syracuse.com (emphasis is mine):

Syracuse, NY — There’s no heat or water in the dead of winter. Urine and feces dirty the hallways. Children go to school scarred by bedbug bites. Drug dealers take refuge inside busted doors.

This is what America looks like for dozens of refugees, who fled war and persecution to find a North Side apartment complex that is no refuge.

And U.S. taxpayers are footing the bill, paying thousands of dollars in rents each month to owners who haven’t consistently paid water bills, maintained the property or provided adequate security.

That’s according to a class-action lawsuit filed in February on behalf of more than 40 Somali refugees living at the Kimton Apartments, 1313 Butternut St., for years known as “Little Mo” after the Somali capital of Mogadishu. The lawsuit argues the problems are so big that they affect everyone living in the building.

Mike Melara

Mike Melara runs this office of Catholic Charities using his “entrepreneurial” instincts.

Tenants “came to this country with the promise of a new life, where they and their children would be safe,” lawyer Josh Cotter wrote in the lawsuit. “Upon their arrival, they found their new home is not much better than the refugee camps they just left.”

[….]

“African houses are more beautiful than American houses,” she said.

[….]

Very few Somali refugees make it to America.  [The reporter apparently has no clue that the number of Somalis admitted to the US is well on its way to 150,000!—ed]

Continue reading about the slum landlord and its property manager connected to Catholic Charities.

The report says the Somalis have been offered opportunities to leave, but don’t want to break up their Somali “community.”  So much for assimilation!

Photo:  Learn more about the man running the resettlement program in Syracuse, here.

For new readers, click here for past posts on New York, one of the top 5 resettlement states in the nation.

Update!  This morning Chuck Todd on Meet the Press suggested that what happened in Belgium wouldn’t happen here because our Muslims were not living in slums with no assimilation going on….oh really Chuck!

Posted in Africa, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition | Tagged: , , | 10 Comments »

Two (more) state legislatures attempting to wrest some control from feds for refugee resettlement

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 26, 2016

South Carolina moved one step closer recently to advance a bill to try to get some control over who is being resettled in the state, and in Michigan bills were introduced to do the same.

I know it should be my job to explain the ins and outs of the various bills and attempt to predict what will happen with them, but honestly I don’t have the will power (or the legal skills!) to sort through it all.  So, instead, I’ll give you a couple of news accounts from this week (AB–After Belgium) for you to read yourself.

South Carolina…

Mark Wineka/Salisbury Post Ted Goins, president and chief executive officer of Lutheran Services Carolinas, headquartered in Salisbury, oversees an organization of more than 1,600 employees and an annual budget of about $115 million.

Ted Goins, CEO of Lutheran Services Carolinas told Think Progress: “South Carolina has a long history of welcoming those seeking refuge…” Well, actually no it doesn’t, it is one of the least refugee-populated states in the US (up until now).

First, check out what Think Progress says about the South Carolina initiative.  The closest they come to mentioning that Lutheran Social Services is a government contractor is to say they have been “tasked” with the job of getting refugees established in the state. No mention of the millions of your tax dollars paying them for their ‘task.’

Needless to say, if the South Carolina bill would become law, it will have a chilling effect on resettlement in the state as the Lutheran federal contractor could be held liable for crimes committed by their clients.

It is good to read publications like Think Progress from time to time.  You know it is a publication of the Center for American Progress (Soros, Clinton, John Podesta).

There is another article with wailing and moaning about the bill here.  For once, the contractors are on the defense.

Then there is the new effort in Michigan.

See Leo Hohmann writing at World Net Daily yesterday for the skinny on that pushback.

After telling us all the troubles Michigan is having with a rapidly expanding Muslim population, he reports that a citizens group (a pocket of resistance) has formed to push back.   Here is WND:

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Mosques are mushrooming in Michigan, this one in Dearborn.

That is sparking an organized backlash from Michigan residents.

A citizens’ group called Secure Michigan has formed as a watchdog over the refugee resettlement program in the state. Secure Michigan issued a statement Tuesday after the jihadist attack on Brussels, Belgium, that killed 34 people and injured 200. The statement urged Michigan GOP Gov. Rick Snyder to renew his opposition to President Obama’s Syrian refugee program.

Obama wants to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees in the U.S., about half of them in Michigan.

All of this has put pressure on state lawmakers to do something to slow down the flow of Third World refugees into Michigan.

State Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, has answered the call. He introduced legislation to make refugee placements in Michigan both safe and more transparent, while also giving local government a voice in the process as required by federal immigration law.

“House Bills 5528 and 5529 will protect both our communities and refugees entering our communities.

Continue reading here.  Then see our complete archive going back to 2007 on Michigan, here.  For more on South Carolina over the years, go here.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad, The Opposition, Who is going where | Tagged: , , , | 9 Comments »

How many Muslims will it take to change America?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 26, 2016

How many did it take to change Belgium?

A recent poll confirms that a large percentage of American Muslims here now would like to live under Shariah law.

Before I get to the article.  Think about it. Belgium did nothing that should have been seen as provoking the ire of Islam. They aren’t flying jets over the Middle East and Africa.  In fact all they have done for the last two decades is to warmly WELCOME migrants to live among them, and bend over backwards to meet Muslim demands for accommodation of Islam (Shariah).

And, what do they get for the naivete —-they get murdered in the name of Allah.

Here is the news from American Thinker (hat tip: Sodiumpen):

The poll’s results show that at least 37% – and possibly as high as 45% – of American Muslims believe that their religion should be either the main source or a contributing source of American law.

The results are in general agreement with a poll released by the Center for Security Policy in June 2015 that showed 51% of American Muslims agreeing that “Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to shariah.”

For context, there are currently 3.3 million Muslims in the United States. If current population trends continue, the United States could be a Muslim-majority nation by mid-century. [BTW, CAIR claims there are 10 million Muslims in America.—ed]

It doesn’t take a Muslim majority to clamor for Shariah law, it only takes a population of just 3, 4, 5% in most cases we’ve followed around the world.

You know what I don’t get, how do those pushing for more and more Muslim migration to America think that somehow we will escape Belgium’s fate some day?  It is just a matter of numbers and percentages.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Europe, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , , | 13 Comments »

 
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