Refugee Resettlement Watch

United Nations and US State Department have close working relationship when deciding who comes to America….

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 15, 2016

…..and thus who comes to your towns.

I just saw this photo on Twitter (right).  Anne Richard Asst. Secretary of State signs a so-called ‘Framework for Cooperation‘ agreement with the new UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Richard and Grandi

Anne Richard, Asst. Sec. of State for PRM signing cooperation agreement with new UNHCR Filippo Grandi.

It seems that we began this ‘Framework for Cooperation’ with the UNHCR in the year 2000 (Madeleine Albright’s reign in Clinton’s last year in office and obviously continued through Bush and Obama).

I had always wondered when we began to rely almost completely on the UN for direction on who is resettled in America.

The Framework for Cooperation is a policy document that defines the priorities and commitments of the UN refugee agency and the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM) for cooperation and collaboration throughout the year. The annual accord also acts as a guide to measure impact and performance.

The first such framework cooperation agreement between UNHCR and PRM was signed in 2000, and the practice has continued as a testament to the mutual confidence and commitment that the two sides have in each other as partners. The US Government continues to be UNHCR’s biggest donor.

So one way of looking at this is that we give UNHCR most of their money and then we let them tell us what to do.  Huh? 

And, who said we must have shared objectives and priorities with the UN in the first place?  Calling President Trump, let’s fix this ASAP in January 2017.

After all, it is the UN that is picking mostly Muslim Syrians for resettlement to the US (as they are the Iraqis and Somalis!).

You know that refugee ‘reform’ bill being marked up tomorrow in the House Judiciary Committee, if they are serious about reform, how about an amendment to sever these ties.  I’ll bet there was never a law in the first place that required us to cooperate in this formal manner with the UN refugee agency!

I didn’t have the patience to search for this year’s agreement (if it’s even available), but here is one for 2012-2013.

15 Responses to “United Nations and US State Department have close working relationship when deciding who comes to America….”

  1. […] also, UNHCR schmoozing with John McCain in Washington this month.  He came to town to get his federal handout of your […]

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  2. […] Arizona Senator John McCain [photo right] warmly greets new UN High Commissioner for Refugees as Grandi comes to DC for his annual dip into the U.S. Treasury. Grandi is ‘head hunter’ for American big business. […]

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  3. […] Arizona Senator John McCain warmly greets new UN High Commissioner for Refugees as Grandi comes to DC for his annual dip into the US Treasury. Grandi is ‘head hunter’ for American big business. https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2016/03/15/united-nations-and-us-state-department-hav… […]

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  5. michellefromsandiego said

    I move that we write a new agreement. Does anyone second the motion?

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  6. For the UNHCR and the rest of u,- 1st, last, and most importantly- Talk to the American people when u can guarantee these words below, period. End of conversation. This is America and either u’r here to be an American, 100%, abide by our laws, customs, flag, faith, etc etc, and not here to discriminate and claim to be offended by us and against us and/or try to take our laws and rights from us while twisting them into u’r one-side agenda then so be it.
    But if u’r here to bring u’r 3rd world so-called values into our society and country claiming its u’r religious right then NO u do NOT belong here and u surely don’t belong taking our money and kindness and sponging off us to destroy who we are as a people and nation! This below IS WHAT AMERICA STANDS FOR AND ITS ABOUT TIME THE AMERICAN PEOPLE GET THAT. And Greed of all these twisted immigrant corporation’s is wrong pretending to be about help and the death to America. As the old saying goes- money is the root of all evil!

    Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. President
    “In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile…We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language…and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”

    – Theodore Roosevelt

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  7. I understand that the UN contractor for refugee selection in Syria is the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Ann, can you confirm?

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      I’m only guessing, but the OIC does probably have some influence behind the scenes, but its not a connection I have evidence for.

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  8. Reblogged this on Kerberos616.

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  9. Reblogged this on Rifleman III Journal.

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  10. […] Framework for Cooperation […]

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  11. misterpaul5a said

    This is probably one of the clearest examples of how the USA has lost its way in the ‘pecking-order’ of world power.
    How on earth can an ‘ordinary’ hard-working, tax-paying American have any influence on how their money is spent?
    It is of course well known that America is no longer owned by ‘Americans’ but by many other countries in the world – and this has come about through so-called ‘Americans’ investing American money EVERYWHERE except in America. The big money people are clearly not interested in America but purely in lining their own pockets by sending capital out of America and promoting manufacturing EVERYWHERE else apart from America. Increasingly the American people are being disenfranchised by the greedy, duplicitous, bloated, careless banking and traitorous money-masters who give not a fig for their fellow countrymen and women -but worship at the trough-of-greed and gluttonous profit which ultimately will bring the USA to its knees. Will they care? Not a chance in hell. There is no longer a conduit for the tax-paying citizen to effect a change – except perhaps if Mr Trump, for all his faults, manages to usurp the power of the money-masters and is able to keep a modicum of investment within the borders of your country. There is not much of a choice for you other than Mr Trump I would aver who might just be the catalyst for drastic change – if the Republicans don’t scupper his chances, which I am afraid is quite likely – by hook or by crook! But, Meanwhile – God Bless America (from an old Limey!).

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  12. I would not have the patience to look for this year’s agreement either as whatever it says is a moot point. We essentially know what it contains and there is absolutely nothing we can do about it.

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      We might have some readers who love pouring over that sort of bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo. So if you are out there and find the new agreement, send it anyway. (Although Danny I share your sentiment!).

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