US Refugee Admissions Program is secretive, elected officials are not given information
Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 4, 2016
This is a subject we have talked about many times on these pages and it appears here again in a short story about the Obama Syrian refugee resettlement plan at Breitbart.
Warner Todd Huston begins:
President Barack Obama has been quietly pushing new plans to bring thousands of additional Syrian refugees into the country, despite the concerns of state and county officials and the outrages committed by welfare-dependent migrants in Europe.
But, before I get to the important part, we posted the chart mentioned here last night (perhaps Breitbart is the original source of the chart?) about which cities received refugees in FY2015.
Huston says this:
A chart made earlier this year with information culled from the Refugee Processing Center, an agency of the U.S. Department of State, shows where Syrian refugees have already been placed in the U.S.
That is not accurate. It is a listing of all resettled refugees from all countries for FY2015. Syrians were only a tiny fraction.
Now this is the part of the Breitbart story that caught my eye!
A Greeley, CO county commissioner says they are not informed of arriving refugees! However, federal law says local governments must be consulted! Yet, this is one of the most common complaints we hear—local elected officials and citizens generally are completely left out of the information loop. Why? Because the contractors know that if they were completely open about what they are doing, people would object!
A lack of communication on the placement of migrants also exists. In Greeley, Colorado, Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway recently noted, “Many times we don’t even know that relocation is taking place until it’s going on.”
Visit this handy list and see that it is Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains (formerly ‘of Colorado’) that is resettling refugees in Greeley. I must say that the Lutherans are turning out to be among the most egregiously secretive of the federal contractors when it comes to being open and honest with local communities.
In fact it was this same agency that had hoped to open a new office in Casper, Wyoming whose leaders complained that the word got out to the public there prematurely before they could get their propaganda machine in place. See post here almost two years ago.
Note to Commissioner Conway!
You have a right to something the contractors call an “R &P Abstract.” We have written about this important planning document on many previous occasions. So call up the Greeley office of Lutheran Family Services and demand the abstract for FY 2016.
It will tell you how many refugees they plan to drop off in Weld County this year and will list all the welfare/medical/educational goodies you have available in your community for the “new Americans.”
For new readers we have written extensively on Greeley, Somalis and meatpacking. Click here for years of background posts. The Lutherans have been supplying local meatpackers with cheap immigrant laborers for years.
Is there a ‘Pocket of Resistance’ forming in Greeley? I would like to know!
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